Legends & Pioneers
A cultural education programme for schools
About the programme
Learn about culture and citizenship - at a unique heritage studio
run by Singapore's last-surviving artisans.
Say Tian Hng has been featured on
Learn about the well-known and not so well-known characters of Chinese culture, religion and philosophy, and how they shaped the identity, aspirations, and values of Singapore's early migrants.
Re-live the early lives of this family of Singaporean craftsmen through original documents and memorable personal anecdotes - and be inspired to trace your family's own migrant story.
Try your hand at the ancient craft of "Tza Sua" ("Painting lines" in Hokkien), in which ash dough made from a secret family recipe is used to create dragons, chrysanthemums, peonies, pavilions, swirling clouds, and raging oceans.
Learn about the journey of design and innovation that the shop's 4th generation is now embarking on to preserve the business, through working with Airbnb and New York's Parsons School of Design (the #1-ranked design school in the US).
Unique learning space that brings the lessons to life.
Explore the connections between culture, religion, migrant history, craft and innovation.
Secular syllabus suitable for all races and religions.
3 weekly sessions
1.5h per session
Recommended for students 13-25 years old
Sessions will be conducted by docents with opportunities to interact with the artisans.
Standard price: $285 per student for all 3 sessions
Sessions will be conducted at 35 Neil Rd, in a conservation shophouse in the historic district of Kreta Ayer