Activity 8: Sketching the Colourful Cultural Activities

Instructor: Tia Boon Sim (Singapore)

Location: Glocal Connect Village, Temasek Polytechnic



Activity description

The participants will get to see and take part in various activities at Global Community Day 2015 (GCD) at Glocal Connect Village (GCV) in Temasek Polytechnic (TP). The activities will be excellent subjects to sketch. For example, in the past, we saw ambassadors from Kazakhstan, Spain and also Minister of Womens’ Affairs from Cambodia. Ambassador from Spain was giving a cooking lesson in his chef attire with Spanish flag as background. There were also Arabic tent with local coffee and sweets, French wine and dine etiquette class, cultural dances by Japanese Club, Indian dance and the energetic Malay Dikir Barat – a traditional musical performance just to name a few.

Learning goals

GCD has been celebrated as an annual event for over a decade. In addition to celebrating diversity, the event has always been part of TP’s internationalization initiative to promote global awareness, country engagement and integration amongst staff, students, local community and global partners from government and private sector. The participants are invited to be part of this global community.

Workshop location

Glocal Connect Village (GCV) at Temasek Polytechnic (TP).

Address : 21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757

Workshop Schedule

GCD2015 is on Thursday, 23 July from 12 to 6pm. USK activity can be any time within this time frame. The bus journey will take approximately 25 mins from National Design Centre. Upon arrival, participants will be briefed on the various activities by the organizer. They will be allowed to attend any activities that interest them. For example, they can take part in Japanese tea ceremony and sketch and drink tea. They are free to move to next classroom to sketch the Turkish costumes and taste the food. Details of activities will be released closer to the event date.

Supply list

Two buses will be arranged to bring as many participants as possible to take part in the activity. One bus can take 40 people so 2 buses will be 80 people max. They can bring sketchbooks, pen and colours.