Singapore Heritage Festival

Relive the old days of Jurong and Jalan Besar at Singapore Heritage Festival

This year's festival highlights Jurong and Jalan Besar for their industrial history as well as the leisure activities for which they were famous

This year, the Singapore Heritage Festival will be paying attention not only to much-feted heritage areas such as Chinatown and Bugis, but also the unsung industrial districts that drove Singapore's economy.

The festival, which runs from Friday to April 22, will focus on Jurong and Jalan Besar for the first time - reliving not just their industrial rise, but also the drive-in cinema and dance halls of yore for which they were famous.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2018, with the headline 'Reliving trades of yore'. Print Edition | Subscribe