Experience Singapore’s Culture and Heritage At The Five Footway Festival in Chinatown


Chinatown Singapore celebrates Singapore’s unique cultural and heritage and traditional food with the second edition of The Five Footway Festival.

From 11-19 March, Chinatown Street Market will host a variety of performances and activities from the major dialect groups: Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainanese and Teochew. Visitors can revel in the nostalgia of traditional Chinese opera, wu-shu (martial art performances), lion dance performances, photo exhibitions, old school games, workshops and heritage food stalls. The Festival promotes inclusivity and diversity, with something for everyone, in celebrating Singapore’s culture and heritage.

The Five Footway Festival is part of the Chinatown Business Association’s (CBA) programming, which aims to promote Singapore’s heritage and culture. Chinatown Singapore is a vibrant hub of culture and heritage, and CBA promotes this with a variety of workshops, editorials, cultural and lifestyle festivals, and unique street market experiences.

“We are glad to partner with different performance groups in promoting our heritage and culture. Chinatown Singapore has a deep history of Singapore and is closely knitted to Singapore’s identity. We hope to bring great moments for our visitors, “said Ms. Lim Yick Suan, Executive Director of the Chinatown Business Association.

The Five Footway Festival will be a fun and exciting event that will take attendees on a journey back in time to Singapore’s past. Popular childhood games such as chapteh and hopscotch will also be available at Chinatown Street Market along Pagoda Street, bringing back nostalgia and creating a sense of camaraderie among the community. There will be an old-school swing adorned with Chinatown-themed decorations, providing a unique and enjoyable experience.

One of the key highlights is the traditional delights that will tantalize the taste buds. From the malt candy giveaway to the unique Hainanese kueh yi-bua workshop, there will be something to suit everyone’s palate.

For those who enjoy capturing their memories, there will be heritage character cut-outs in the  form of mata mata (policeman), samsui woman , and teh tarik man (pulled tea) along Sago Street, Pagoda Street and Tregganu Street. These captivating photo opportunities will make for lasting memories of this special event.

For CBA’s monthly workshops conducted at Chinatown Visitor Centre, the theme will be centered around the Five Footway Festival. Participants will have the opportunity to experience unique activities from their forefathers’ times, such as an opera headdress handicraft workshop, kite making workshop, chapteh making workshop.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to celebrate Singapore’s culture and heritage.

Tickets are available on Peatix at the link: https://peatix.com/user/4799241/view.

Name of event:

Five Footway Festival


11-19 March


10am to 8pm


Chinatown Visitor Centre


2 Banda Street, Singapore 059962


Chinatown Business Association

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