Film, Talk/Workshop, Festival

Singapore Heritage Festival 2020 at ACM

Organised by: Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Date:
    19 Jun - 5 Jul 2020
  • Venue:


Follow Singaporean artist Alecia Neo on a visual journey in ramah-tamah, an interpretive piece inspired by the practices of culturally diverse women across generations. Learn interesting stories and connections among ACM's objects from our staff and docents, and listen to audio description tours for tales of objects that have travelled around the world. Share your own stories of home with us on Instagram at @acm_sg, #HomeandAwayACM and #sgheritagefest. Get your dose of culture in the comfort of your home.

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by Alecia Neo
Singaporean artist Alecia Neo explores hospitality rituals performed by women in this region using betel leaf. The video project ramah-tamah is an interpretive performance that traces the evolution of these rituals through poetry, movement, and sound.

Chew On This: Discussions & Collaborations
Saturday, 27 June 2020
2.30 to 3.30pm
Online. Free.
Get insights from artist Alecia Neo as she shares her inspiration and experience conceptualising and producing ramah-tamah. Alecia will be accompanied by guests Baba G T Lye and Dr Geoffrey Pakiam, who will share thoughts on betel chewing and other hospitality and food rituals.

Saturday, 4 July 2020
2.30 to 3.30pm
Online. Free.
Get up close with ramah-tamah – artist Alecia Neo, performers Sandhya Suresh and Kyongsu Kathy Han, director of photography Khairul Amin, and composer Li-chuan Chong. Hear from this creative team about their interpretations, inspirations, and processes that went into the making of ramah-tamah.

Join us for these interactive sessions, where you can ask questions, express your thoughts, or make comments. More details of these online talks will be provided soon.

Singapore Heritage Festival 2020 at ACM