Wherever we are from, we remember snacking on ice cream from mobile carts, catching a glimpse of hunched over men crafting furniture, whim of delicious scents coming from open kitchens, and the all familiar red brick structures we thought looked like houses from 'Hansel and Gretel'.
Vanishing Crafts, here, are of all colours & shapes, peeking through the memories of the young and old, giving depth and texture to our rapidly-modernising city. In the face of commercialisation, redevelopment, changing tastes, and better job opportunities they fade rapidly, into forever.
Before we miss them all, let's walk among Singapore's impressive buildscape, contrasting that with what we experience and hear first-hand from residents of their tales in our favourite neighbourhood.
We will pass our judgement together if the trades, scenes and even the food presented, root people to this land; and how endangered are these intangible cultural heritage in this nation that renews itself every 5 years.
Bring along (non-single use if possible) water bottle, comfy walking wear and shoes and an umbrella. (we standby raincoats - disposable unfortunately - just in case, all the time)
Priority is with our guests’ well-being, with that in mind, we require all participants to adhere to following set of regulations and guidelines:
Above measures are understandably disruptive and require plenty of effort from our guests, however, Offbeat intends to meet those high standards to ensure everyone is safe and has a good time with us.
For light rains during or before, the Experience continues unabated. In the event of a potential thunderous shower, the host will take a decision 2 hours before our meeting time, and the Experience may be postponed or continued.
Should said shower occur during the tour, the host will take a decision then and there. For all postponements, make up Experiences will be arranged separately.
However, should the weather turn sour while we are deep into the Experience, the host will provide an alternative plan to ensure everyone’s safety first, and carry on as per normal.