18 Jul (Fri): Talk in mandarin on "The Story of Singapore’s Outlying Islands"

The Republic of Singapore is located between the south of Malay Peninsular and the north of Singapore Strait, made up of the main Singapore Island and its surrounding outlying islands. Those that are more familiar to the people include Pulau Tekong and Pulau Ubin located at the Northeast; Sentosa Island (or Pulau Blakan Mati), Kusu Island and Saint John’s Island located at the South; and finally Pulau Bukom and Pulau Semakau located at the West. Due to the National Development Plans during the 1970s and 1980s, residents on these outlying islands were gradually been relocated to mainland Singapore. And the reclamation projects for the past two decades has caused a drastic change to the looks of these outlying islands.
Using the old photos, the speaker will present to the audience the changes of the outlying islands of Singapore for the hundred years.

Lecture is conducted in Mandarin and organised by National University of Singapore (NUS) History Society
Speaker: Mr Ng Ching Huei (In Mandarin)

Free. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and each talk has a max. seating capacity of 245 participants. Online registration available from 1 July.

In Partnership with: NUS History Society

Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore Gallery Theatre, Basement
Website and contact: http://www.heritagefest.org.sg/

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