|1st – 6th Nov||ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION / SHOW AT Victoria Theatre|
|1700 Hrs||Registration at Victoria Concert Hall|
|1745 – 1945 Hrs||Buffet Dinner at The White
|2000 Hrs||Lights!! Camera!! Action!! – Bibiks
Behand Bars Kena Again!!
|2nd – 7th Nov||SEMINAR / COMMUNITY STAGE EVENTS / CONVENTION DINNER|
|0830 Hrs||Doors Open at Victoria Concert Hall|
|0900 Hrs||Welcome address and opening of the 28th Convention – Singapore|
|Being Baba Book Launch – compilation of selected articles from past issues of The Peranakan. Proudly published by TPAS. For details and purchase please approach the Marshall Cavendish booth.|
|REALISING PERANAKAN POSSIBILITIES|
|Being Real About Peranakan Heritage Today, For Tomorrow
Everyone knows the colourful kebayas, the elaborate beautiful jewellery and of course, the food! But there is so much more to Peranakan, much of which seems to have been watered down over the years – the Baba Malay language, pantun, keroncong music, the bridal ceremonies and the adapt, or customs. Does not having this make us any less Peranakan today? At the heart of the 28th Baba Nonya Convention, over 300 Peranakans from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia discuss the Peranakan culture and set fresh directions.
|0915 Hrs||SEMINAR 1 : BABA MALAY – TODAY AND TOMORROW|
|Are Peranakans identified by language? Do we accept our current identity or excluding ourselves because of language? Does it really matter? This discussion examines the language of Peranakans and hopes to accept, direct and rethink the concept of being Peranakan.
Facilitator: Prof. Derek Heng (Yale-NUS)
|1015 Hrs||SEMINAR 2 : THE BUSINESS OF BEING PERANAKAN – AUTHENTICITY & SUSTAINABILITY|
|How does consumerism affect the Peranakan culture? What are the challenges faced by Peranakans who dive into business that promote their Peranakan Heritage? This seminar discusses Peranakan Heritage as available business, nurturing and growing it, creating a demand and addressing the impact of market forces.
Facilitator : Prof. Linda Wee (NUS)
|1115 Hrs||Tea Break|
|1130 Hrs||SEMINAR 3 : THE PERANAKAN WISH LIST – SETTING VISIONS FOR TOMORROW|
|Ivan Heng facilitates this closing discussion, garnering our aspirations for the future of passing on the Peranakan legacy and taking snapshots of current time moving into the future. Join in the lively discussion as Ivan encourages your imagination to run free and wild, with real or idealistic aspirations for the future. It’s all about the Peranakan Wishlist – and visions of where we want to be as a community moving forward.
Facilitator: Ivan Heng
|1300 Hrs||Lunch at The White Space, Victoria Concert Hall|
|1400 Hrs||Free & Easy to enjoy The Peranakan Arts Festival BABAZAAR|
|1830 Hrs||An Evening of Rekindled Friendships – Cocktails & the Grand Tok Panjang at The New Empress Lawn|
|3rd – 8th Nov||FAREWELL|
|1000 Hrs||Doors Open at Victoria Concert Hall|
|1100 Hrs||Pintu Pagar Play commences (optional ticket purchase)|
|1230 Hrs||Closing Lunch at the White Space|
|1400 Hrs||Selamat Jalan sampay termu lagi tahun depan!!|