Cultures in Singapore by North Spring Primary School
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Mike Ferrer
Your neighbours are having open houses for the different festivals they celebrate and they’re inviting you! Learn more about your neighbours and what to bring into their homes.
The game takes place over a period of a year with different neighbours inviting the player to their homes for Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas.
Through the use of media: internet videos, photographs and anecdotes, students learn about the symbolism and traditions that occur around each festival period. Some neigbours will task the player to help them with decorations or errands to prepare the open house. Others might hint at traditions that need to be observed when the player enters the house, i.e. bringing oranges for Chinese New Year.