Gran’s Short Stories


Have you ever climbed a fruit tree in your backyard or played hide-and-seek alongside goats and cows? In this fun storytelling session, Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., author of The House on Palmer Road, shares how children enjoyed the great outdoors in Singapore almost 80 years ago. Featuring engaging dramatisation and interactive hands-on activities, these sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history and heritage, as told through our grandmas’ first-hand experiences!

About the Storyteller

Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., 84, is a retired Chemistry teacher and educator who became a first-time book author at the youthful age of 83. She is the principal author of The House on Palmer Road, a playful children's book based on her childhood in pre-war Singapore. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and gallivanting with her friends and large family, and is currently working on her second book.

Venue: Modern Colony Gallery, Level 2

Each 30-minute session is limited to 15 children aged 7 to 12 years old, on a first come, first served basis.

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Sat Mar 31, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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