With #socialdistancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy for monotony, fear and boredom to take over. This weekend, why not give yourself a break and head out to Chinatown to attend health talks and activities at the ‘Healthy Chinatown’(保健牛车水) event’ being organised by the Chinatown Business Association (CBA).
The event will run from 21st to 22nd March 2020 at Smith Street. Rest assured, CBA has thought this through and plans to put in place all necessary measures to ensure the well-being and safety of all visitors.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, CBA will be implementing social distancing measures, with the activities well spread out across different locations, and with each location hosting not more than 50 individuals in an open area. They will also be implementing temperature taking procedures and contact tracing per recommended by the Ministry of Health.
Take a ‘wellness’ break and explore Chinatown’s rich heritage
Special tours have been curated for the event. You can learn how to pamper yourself with a ‘Health and Beauty Tour’, or go on a little expedition around Chinatown on a traditional Trishaw- an iconic light passenger cart used as a means of transport in the past.
The event will also be a throwback to the past – showcasing Chinatown’s rich heritage in the 1950s and 60s with traditional street games for both the young and old, such as Chapteh, Hopscotch and etc.
Visitors can also gain insightful tips from a health talk by ‘Thye Shan Medical’- a medical hall with more than 60 years of history that provides Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) products and services. Topics include how to use herbs to potentially build up one’s immune system, as well as how to identify suitable oils to treat specific ailments.
Immerse in fun activities and get fun goodie bags
Coffee enthusiasts can participate in a Coffee Workshop held at Nanyang Old Coffee – an authentic Singaporean brand which grinds and roasts fresh, top quality coffee beans in their backyard daily. You can also learn how they retain traditional techniques to treat their coffee.
“With the ongoing concern of wellness in Singapore, we hope that this event will allow visitors to gain more knowledge whilst enjoying themselves and celebrating the rich heritage of Singapore’s Chinatown,” says Ms Lim Yick Suan, Executive Director of CBA.
Ms Lim Yick Suan, Executive Director of CBA walking down the streets of Chinatown
All activities are free for the public to enjoy. For the Herbalist Sharing health talk by Thye Shan Medical, register on Eventbrite or Peatix for just $2 to receive a free “Enhanced Wellness” Goodie Bag (worth $10), with limited slots available.
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