A food-themed photowalk for Singapore HeritageFest 2021

2h over 1 session

Course Description
Join us for a talk by an archivist who will give you the lowdown on the food history of the Bras Basah.Bugis’ precinct, then embark on a photo walk of the precinct. Your job? To capture food-related sites significant to the BrasBasah.Bugis story. Are you up for it?

Before heading out on your photo walk, pick up some foundational knowledge of the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct’s food scene by joining a talk organised by the National Archives of Singapore.

Thereafter, a professional photographer will help you up your photography game by imparting techniques to compose better images and tips on how to develop an eye for interesting angles and unique vistas.

Armed with all the relevant information, you are now ready to head out for a guided food-themed photo walk of the picturesque neighbourhood.

Register here

Workshop Fee

Grace Baey (View Profile)


Group A: Sat 22 May 2021, 10am to 12pm
Group B: Sat 22 May 2021, 4pm to 6pm

Course Overview
The class will meet at Objectifs for registration and for a short introductory lecture. An archivist from the National Archives of Singapore will share some foundational knowledge of the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct’s food scene, and the workshop instructor will offer tips on composing compelling images.

Participants will then head out on a guided photowalk through Bras Basah.Bugis. The workshop will dismiss from the final stop on the tour.

Pre-requisites: None

Technical Requirements:
Participants are to bring their own cameras that they are comfortable with for this workshop. Smartphones are suitable as well.

[Phase 3] Covid-19 Health & Safety Advisory and Measures
Please note this photowalk will take place offline. The following measures will apply:

  • Maximum class size of eight participants + one instructor
  • Participants to wear face masks throughout and to be seated at least 1m apart from each other
  • Instructors to wear face masks, or face shields are permitted while they are teaching and they must maintain a distance from the participants

Please refer here for our full advisory on health and safety in light of Covid-19 and do not hesitate to contact us with further queries or concerns.

Header ImageA “char kway teow” (stir-fry flat rice noodles) stall at night market. On the cabinet behind the hawker is a stack of opeh leaf (Areca catechu) which are used as wrappers for takeaway. Ministry of Information and the Arts Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore