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从碧山回溯碧山亭的二三事 A Lighter Side of History: From Kampong and Cemetery to a Hous...
Sat 6 May 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time
A Lighter Side of History: From Kampong and Cemetery to a Housing Estate: Tracing Bishan’s Transformation Through the Years by Lee Kok Leong
*This talk will be conducted in Mandarin
Most of the Bishan housing estate sits on what used to be Peck San Theng, a Cantonese cemetery, and Kampong San Teng, a village.
Join Lee Kok Leong – a passionate museum volunteer, curator of Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital Heritage Gallery and Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng Heritage Centre – as he shares the story of Bishan’s transformation over the years, beginning with the history of the cemetery, the communities which resided in the village and what the tombstones reveal about the culture, traditions and professions of these communities.
About A Lighter Side of History
A Lighter Side of History celebrates Singapore’s diverse multicultural heritage, from food and dress to the different languages and customs passed down over the years. Featuring a range of fun and engaging hands-on workshops, talks, performances and demonstrations by heritage experts as well as collectors and practitioners, A Lighter Side of History is designed for everyone, from beginners to history enthusiasts.
Over the three weekends of the Singapore Heritage Festival, A Lighter Side of History will shine the spotlight on individual-led and ground-up initiatives that document Singapore’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage.