Thursday, 20 October 2011

Walking Tour | Reading the Cosmopolitan Layers of Singapore with Dr Johannes Widodo


Date: 29 October 2011 (Saturday)
Time:
9 – 11.30am
Fee:
$10 (for NUS students), $25 (for NUS staff and general public)

Please make tour fee payment by 20 Oct 2011 at NUS Museum upon receiving a confirmation email.

Limited to 20 pax. To register, email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8429.

This walking tour will begin from Palmer Road area, one of the oldest cosmopolitan settlement in early 19th century Singapore, where the Hakkas, Parsis, Yemenis, Malays lived together in a small fishing village called Tanjung Malay or Tanjung Pagar. The oldest Hakka temple in Singapore Hock Teck See, and the mausoleum of the famous Yemeni saint of Singapore Habib Noh are still standing there amidst rapid urbanization and high pressure of urban development.

The walk will retrace the former coastline of the bay (Telok Ayer) towards Singapore River, passing through various religious buildings and significant places, such as Siang Cho Keong Temple, Al Abrar Mosque, Fujianese Thian Hock Keng Mazu temple, Southern Indian’s Nagore Durgha Islamic Shrine, Hakka’s Ying Fo Fui Kun association hall, Fuk Tak Chi temple, Teochew’s Yueh Hai Ching temple, underground mosque Masjid Moulana Mohammad Ali, etc. The tour will end at the former harbour and fish-market at Boat Quay near Raffles Place MRT station.

Dr Johannes Widodo is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head (Admin & Finance). He is also the Co-Director of Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre in Melaka and Executive Editor of JSEAA (Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture).He teaches on the history and theory of Southeast Asian architecture, Typology and Morphology in Architecture, and Singapore urban history among other subjects.

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