Celebrating the Harvest: Cultural Tour and Experience

By Kamini Ramachandran (FRSA)
Date & Time
Sat 7 & 14 Jan 2023, 6:30pm
67 Kerbau Rd
67 Kerbau Rd


This year, the harvest festival Pongal takes place from 15 to 18 January. Participants will be immersed in the traditional practices of the festival as Kamini shares stories related to Pongal, as well as delve deeper into four to six different types of Pongal rice dishes that are traditionally prepared. Participants will be invited to eat and taste the different rice dishes while gaining a deeper understanding of the role of rice, harvest and beliefs in Indian culture.

They will also learn about the main ritual of boiling milk to celebrate Pongal. This ritual relates directly to the Serangoon Road area’s history of cattle and dairy trade, as well as the symbols of cows and cattle that can be found in the precinct. Myths and folklore related to cattle will be shared that will contextualise the precinct’s history.

Kamini Ramachandran (FRSA)

Kamini Ramachandran (FRSA) is director of MoonShadow Stories. She is a pioneer in the field of storytelling in Asia. She is the creative force behind MoonShadow Stories which spearheaded performance storytelling for adult audiences in Singapore. She teaches her course The Storytelling Intensive at LASALLE College of the Arts and directs the annual student showcase Stories Through The Mind’s Eye.

Kamini has contributed extensively to the global storytelling scene through her involvement in organising conferences and festivals. She is the creative producer of StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore. Kamini is also the founding director of the non-profit arts organisation The Storytelling Centre Ltd and she started the Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme to sustain the art of storytelling by nurturing emerging talents.