Comprising a trail, gallery tour and dialogue session, the half-day Temasek Foundation 'Faithful Footprints' Interfaith Heritage Programme seeks to acquaint all Singaporeans to the development of harmonious multiculturalism in Singapore since two centuries ago, including new citizens, permanent residents and younger Singaporeans and others who wish to learn more about the country’s heritage. The programme also seeks to foster a deeper appreciation of past and prevailing challenges faced in building racial and religious harmony which is central to Singapore’s continued socio-economic developments.
Participants go on a half-day heritage trail covering eight historical places of worship in the Bencoolen area*, a tour of the Harmony in Diversity Gallery (HDG) and a facilitated dialogue session on the past, present and future challenges to Singapore’s diversity and cohesion.
As they are guided through HDG’s four galleries of exhibits, artefacts and interactive features showcasing Singapore’s efforts to build interfaith peace, participants also get to connect their newly acquired experiences from the trail to Singapore’s recent past.
The programme is a partnership with Humanity Matters, a Singapore non-governmental organisation.
*The format of the trail has been changed in light of COVID-19 safeguard measures.