What did an amah do? Or what was a rubber tapper’s job? These are some of the trades that were once common in Singapore and have since vanished. Young children can learn about them at National Museum’s Children’s Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers, now on till 26 June 2022.
Children’s Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers at National Museum of Singapore
The installations for Children’s Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers are located at the Glass Atrium, Level 2 of the museum. The installation is recommended for ages 3 and up, and have been developed with the support of the Early Childhood Development Agency.
Professor Alvis and his niece Bernice are excited to explore the National Museum. Go along with them through five stops located at the Glass Atrium.
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Learn about the Rickshaw Puller and how he used to ply his trade transporting passengers from one location to another.
There is also the Rubber Tapper, a skilled worker whose job it was to collect the sap from rubber trees in a plantation.
Other early settlers whose trades are highlighted include the amah and kueh seller. With colourful cutout and information panels, the installations at Children’s Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers provide a chance for little ones to learn about these vanished trades.
The installations include questions intended to stimulate conversations between parent and child about the lives of early settlers.
Go on a Character Trail
Another activity that is taking place around the National Museum of Singapore as part of Children’s Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers is a Character Trail.
Scan a QR code before heading out to explore the museum’s galleries in search of character standees. Find them all and complete a quiz to redeem a pack of Fruity Trix cereal.
Other activities taking place around the museum include a What’s Your Toy Story? Campaign where kids can share about their favourite toys for a chance to win prizes. More details here.
Also find out more about Children’s Season activities at the other museums around Singapore.