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June Holiday Activities: Chinese Heritage Centre and a chance to sing Let It Go on a grassy rooftop..

I thought I haven’t heard of this place before but when I checked the address, I realised to my surprise that it is in my own backyard, so to say. It’s right in NTU ( 12 Nanyang Dr, Singapore 637721).

I can’t really comment on the standard and expectations of the activities but I do know where you can go for value for money food after your visit! 🙂

10 minutes walk up a slope next to the centre is Canteen 1. It’s air-conditioned and what I would recommend is the Xiao Long Bao and their steam dumplings. 5 minutes away, further on from Canteen 1 is Canteen 2. Try the Ayam/Fish Penyet ( comes with  a piece of fried tau kwa at $4. The fish is slightly more at $5 but it’s a whole good size fish. The curry gravy is not too spicy that even my daughter can take it, and that’s saying a lot! The western food is also bang for your buck – $4.50 for grilled chicken with sides, $3.20 for pasta.  Not bad at all for an outing and helps to even out the cab fare, if you are taking one there.

And since you are there already, you can also visit the grassy slope of the School of Art, Design and Media if you haven’t melted in the heat yet or if you are lucky to have overcast skies. Kids really enjoy going up the slope (yes, it’s allowed, no rules will be broken!) and it’s quite a thrill to  be walking on the grassy slope of the building’s roof. Go ahead and video your kid singing Frozen’s Let it Go – The snow glows green on the mountain today, not a footprint to be seen…

Sing Frozen's - Let It Go on the grassy plains of a tropical and urban "mountain".

Sing Frozen’s – Let It Go on the grassy plains of a tropical and urban “mountain”.

 

Frozen : Elsa singing Let It Go

Frozen : Elsa singing Let It Go

Chinese Heritage Centre

Fun@CHC
Saturdays, 24 May & 7 June 2014
10am – 5pm
Free admission
For children aged 12 years and below

Enjoy children-centric programming that includes an art competition, quiz, video screening of animations and a storytelling session. Children will be welcomed by cartoon characters “Lazy Bear”, “Happy Monkey” and “Yellow Duck”.

For more details, please email chc@ntu.edu.sg or call 6513 8157.

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