Our Alexandra Stories
Alexandra Technopark

Our Alexandra Stories
2 - 30 August 2019


For Singapore's 54th birthday, explore the history and heritage of Alexandra through a pop-up experience as we revisit our past this Bicentennial year.

Apart from the spectacular fireworks and much-awaited long weekend, here’s one more thing to be excited for this National Day — a pop-up experience right here at Alexandra Technopark (ATP)!
 
Brought to you by Alexandra Technopark and media publisher Our Grandfather Story, Our Alexandra Stories reimagines Alexandra’s history and heritage through four experiential activities from 2 to 30 August 2019. Apart from photo-worthy sets and games, find out lesser-known facts and stories of the area so you can share them with your friends and family at your next meeting!
 

1. Guided look at the installations

 
Drop by ATP for the launch from 1130am to 230pm on Friday, 2 August 2019 and be the first to explore the installations. Our friendly facilitators will share the inspiration behind each installation — and help you snap your best pictures! 
 
Did you know Alexandra was home to Singapore’s first industrialised brickyard and modern breweries? Of Bricks and Beers (outside Fuego Bar & Kitchen) explores the area’s industrial heritage through an interactive exhibition.
 
Perfect for a wefie is Side by Side, a pop-up living room outside ATP B, reimagined in two distinct styles — a 1900s Black-and-White bungalow of Alexandra Park estate, and 1970s public housing flats of Alexandra Village. There will be a photo booth at the launch, so come prepared with your best smile! 
 

2. Pick up some chapteh skills! 

 
Just a childhood game? No, chapteh has gone competitive! There are now legit competitions for chapteh across the region, elevating this kampong game into the sports arena. Don’t worry if you have never kicked a chapteh before, come and enjoy a game with chapteh enthusiasts at our pop-up “badminton court” right outside ATP B and learn a trick or two. 
 
Friday, 2 August, 1230pm - 130pm. Register HERE.  
 

3. Free old-school snacks! 

Complete your journey down memory lane with old-school snacks! Think iced gems, pineapple biscuits and candies. Redeem them when you pop by any of the stations at the launch from 1130am onwards, while stocks last. 
 

4. Hear stories of ex-residents from My Community

Listen to stories of Alexandra from past residents and volunteer guides from heritage group My Community. They conduct free monthly tours around Labrador and Alexandra to share the area’s heritage with everyone.
 
Friday, 2 August, 1230pm - 130pm. Register HERE.  
 

5. Put your brain to the test!

 
Any board game fans here? Alexandra is recognised as an important historical site in Singapore, home to former forts and military barracks from WWII years. Inspired by the area’s strategic role back then, we curated an indoor game zone at ATP A, with nostalgic strategy games like Risk, Go, Classic Chess and more.
 

6. Snap & Win F&B vouchers weekly!  

 
Take a selfie at your favourite installation and tag ATP on Facebook! 5 winners will be picked weekly to win a $10 ATP’s F&B voucher. 
 
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About Our Grandfather Story
Our Grandfather Story is a digital video publisher that documents, curates and retells authentic stories from Singapore. Since 2017, we've published over 300 stories from the origins of local dishes to no-holds-barred conversations with persons with disabilities. Treading the thin line between old and new, we present overlooked narratives that are timeless, nostalgic, and yet able to spark a sense of delight.
 
Watch their videos at @OurGrandfatherStory on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
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