Activity: Visit the Majie exhibit in the National Museum of Singapore

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Activity: Visit the Majie exhibit in the National Museum of Singapore

In Modern Colony Gallery, Level 2, @natmuseum_sg (:

It was a treat to see real artefacts of personal belongings and clothes of Majies in the past, after reading this book so many times at home.

We even saw rattan chairs at the entrance of the exhibit, which reminded us of the rattan chair depicted on the book cover. I think @ameschen has the exact same chair in the book!!

The olden baby carrier was really interesting to see! It doesn’t come with buckles like our normal baby carriers now, but just made of cloth, often showcasing handmade patchwork quilt pieces and sewn with scraps of cloth. This baby carrier serves the same function, to let the baby be near to the caregiver for comfort, and allow the adult to be hands-free to do other things (:

I always like to link what we read with things in the real world, to add a dimension of reality and perspective to our fictional reads.

What are your favourite pairings of book and local outings?

Please share them with us! 💡