We went down to the National Museum in the opening week of the annual Children’s Season. There were many toddler-friendly play areas and activities – all free – for this year’s exhibit on Masak Masak: My Childhood. If you are planning a visit, note that the outdoor lawn dragon and watermelon bouncy castles and some workshops are ONLY on weekends. A bit odd as school holidays are starting and families would rather come on weekdays to avoid the crowds.
Anyways, in line with the theme, B enjoyed masak masak the most. Who said pretend cooking was only for girls? Watch chef B whip up his specialty dish of fish and prawns with veggies, even adding sauce and tasting it before serving!
Here’s other sections we enjoyed:
At a time when Singaporeans are questioning if they are cultural orphans, it’s good that museums are stepping up to showcase our rich Southeast Asian heritage, and (re)imagine it in a creative, sustainable and relevant way for the next generation.