Occupations – ‘The Samsui Woman’

Posted on 22 January 2009 | Blossom Creative, Excursions
Little samsui women in their red headgears,  smiling ever so sweetly!

Little samsui women in their red headgears, smiling ever so sweetly!

Blossom decided to give the Kindergarten children a new experience of meeting someone who used to be in a very unique occupation in the olden days. ‘The Samsui Woman’.

At the National Museum of Singapore, we traced the life of a samsui woman through her work and living environment, and learnt the significance of the red headgear. We also experienced the load which samsui women used to carry at construction sites.

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The best part was learning to fold our very own red headgear to store coins in. It was an eye opening session for our K1 and K2 children as they have gained new knowledge about a job, women their grandmothers’ age used to do in olden day Singapore.Finale

Many of them also made a mental note to ask their grandmothers about other jobs they did in their time. The children were then each presented with an exclusive postcard souvenir of a samsui woman at work.