Date: 22 July 2012 to 26 August 2012
Venue: NUS Museum
This exhibition arises from a two week long trip to the West Malaysian town of Ipoh by twenty students from the University of Malaya (UM) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). They conducted studies of the city’s heritage, assessed its current state of development, and carried out detailed investigations on four shophouses – a trade house, a Sinhalese bar, a charcoal vendor’s shop and a seamstress’ modern shophouse. The cultural and social fabric of this former ‘Tin Capital of the World’ and its architectural heritage are exhibited in the form of sketches, drawings, photographs and models.
This is a project from the UM-NUS Joint Studio Programme started in 2005 in conjunction with the centenary celebrations of the two Universities. The first exhibition entitled ‘Re:Claiming Heritage’ was presented at NUS Museum in 2009. This was followed by ‘Tracing Taiping’ (2010) and ‘Narrating Muar’ (2011).
Since its inception, the programme has been funded by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.
See previous exhibitions in the series:
- Re:claiming Heritage: Shophouses and Historic Districts in Kuching and Kuala Terengganu (2009)
- Tracing Taiping (2010)
- Narrating Muar (2011)