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HeritageFest 2007 wishes to rekindle memories of yesteryear

By Wong Mun Wai, Channel NewsAsia
06 June 2007

SINGAPORE: The Singapore HeritageFest, which returns on 18 July, will see vintage cars driving around a course similar to next year's Formula One race.

The festival, with a new theme called "People and Memories", runs till 29 July.

Between 20 and 25 vintage cars will be driven around the Padang, Marina Centre and Bras Basah Road before stopping at the Singapore National Museum where the owners will give a talk about the cars' history.

The original plan was to hold a mini-Grand Prix but with the short time left, the idea of closing roads did not please the authorities.

So the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register is working with the National Heritage Board to do that next year.

And organisers are proposing a course based on the 1960s Grand Prix circuit at what is now Old Upper Thomson Road.

Michael Koh, CEO, National Heritage Board, said: "We have different memories and different upbringing. Through the HeritageFest, we hope that everybody will end up learning more about each other."

The events of the festival will be held at locations such as Suntec and Singapore River.

The public can log onto the HeritageFest website and share their stories using different media.