Experience Local Culture & Learn the Art of Peranakan Beading - Bead by Bead

The Awesome Peranakan Experience - Bead by Bead

Be immersed in the Peranakan culture by spending a Saturday at the Straits Enclave @ Joo Chiat heritage district. Led by experience Peranakan beading expert Nyonya Angeline Kong, this workshop will be bursting with history, culture, stories and artefacts.

Guest will gain (1) understanding of the roots of the Peranakan community and the beauty of their heritage, (2) learn new skills on Peranakan beading, (3) have authentic Katong Laksa for lunch, and (4) taste yummy Peranakan kuehs (cakes) for afternoon tea. Be ready to be amazed and mesmerised!

Date - 27 Febuary, Saturday
Time - 10am to 4pm
Venue - Straits Enclave, 318A Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427569
Price - $ 88 per person (Lunch, afternoon tea & beading materials included)
Workshop Spoken in English

FREE: Batik Designed Re-usable Mask for each guest.

Understanding The Peranakan Culture
Once you step into the Straits Enclave, it is like taking a step back in time into a different time dimension – 100 years back into a 1920s Peranakan home when these architecturally stunning shophouses were constructed in Joo Chiat. Guests are welcomed by a captivating ambience, followed by a feast for their eyes where they will be tickled with stories behind them. The place provides fascinating insights into the development of this unique culture and heritage that infuses Colonial, Chinese and Malay influences into their living spaces, furniture, deco, art, tapestry, kitchen wares, dressing, and more. Angeline will share the Peranakan culture and interesting stories as a Peranakan staying in the Joo Chiat district.

The Art of Peranakan Bead and Needle Work: Create your own Beaded Artwork (using basic technique of making Kasut Manek)
Learn about the origins and intricate craft forms of Nyonya beadwork and embroidery where one can find them in decorations for everyday Peranakan personal items, as well as more ornamental pieces for special occasions. Learn the traditional stitching technique and create your personal artwork using beautiful faceted beads, and tools that are provided. Angeline will guide you along and make sure you bring home a book-mark to be proud. Don’t forget to bring along your glasses/contact lenses!

Authentic Lunch & Afternoon Tea
A visit to a Nyonya home is never complete without a hearty meal of authentic local food, specialty desserts and tea brews. Taste Singapore's popular local dish of Katong Laksa and enjoy Peranakan Kuehs (cakes) and special brew teas for afternoon tea.

Guests can stay on after 4pm to perfect their masterpiece or just gossip over tea with new friends. Afterall, (one of) Straits Enclave’s main purpose is to enrich lives, knowledge and memories.

There is so much to experience, learn, see, taste and create! There will never be a dull moment at the Straits Enclave Peranakan Beading Workshop.
  • The event description was updated. Diff#918375 2021-02-14 02:03:55
Sat Feb 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM SGT
Add to Calendar
Uniquely Singapore Cultural & Beading Experience SOLD OUT $88.00
For kids 12 years old and below SOLD OUT $68.00
Venue Address
318A Joo Chiat Road Singapore
Heritage & Cultural Events @ Straits Enclave

Sponsored content