Festival Fieldnotes: Our Rites and Rituals in Singapore
How much do you really know about local festivals? This book helps you answer this question as it guides you on a walk through a whole year of secular and religious festivals.
Dive into the origins of more than 30 local festivals and hear directly from Singaporeans through intimate oral interviews. Be invited into their homes, churches, synagogues and temples through the lens of veteran Singaporean photographers. See how festival-goers adapt diverse cultural practices into their own celebrations through food and worship.
Festival Fieldnotes: Our Rites and Rituals in Singapore is a diary of cultural snapshots showcasing the heritage of local ethnic communities. It is a celebration of multicultural society in the 21st century. From stunning Orchard road light-ups to cozy homemade revelry, our local festivals deserve to be heard, seen and cherished.
This book is jointly-written by My Community, a non-profit organisation and an Institution of a Public Character which conducts community-based participatory research and heritage assessments; establishes community museums, archives and libraries; organises community festivals and guided tours; and co-create community architecture and urban spaces. It seeks to preserve social memories, celebrate Singaporeans' shared culture and heritage and champion greater community involvement in cultural management and urban governance.