During the National Day weekend (10 and 11 August), Berries teamed up with The Theatre Practice to organise Singapore’s first local bazaar seeking to foster appreciation of the Chinese language amongst children and their family.
It was held at Waterloo Street and brought together original artistic creations, performances, music, games and food in an immersive environment for all ages.
The courtyard featured a stage where live musical performances and storytelling took place throughout the evening. A wonderful assortment of handicraft were available for the picking at the various booths.
An exhibtion featuring award-winning Chinese children's picture books was onsite as well - where children could listen to readings of these books and took home souvenirs.
Hook On Books (the first local Chinese bookstore dedicated to children) offered bazaar-goers the opportunity to craft their own notebooks and cards. Original Chinese picture books created by our Singaporean children were available as well.
In addition, the theatre space within Centre 42 was re-purposed as a playground - boasting nostalgic games and an entire hand-crafted cardboard maze for the little ones.
All in all, it was a wonderful evening out and was a great opportunity for parents and children alike to experience the speaking and learning of Chinese as a lifestyle.