Talk/Workshop

A Lighter Side of History: From Kampong and Cemetery to a Housing Estate: Tracing Bishan’s Transformation through the Years by Lee Kok Leong

Organised by: National Museum of Singapore
  • Date:
    6 May 2017
  • Time:
    11:00am
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Venue:
    The Salon, Level One, National Museum of Singapore
    The Salon, Level One, National Museum of SingaporeThe Salon, Level One, National Museum of Singapore
  • Language:
    Mandarin
  • Admission:
    Free admission with registration.
    Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Synopsis:

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 and 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.

This programme will be conducted in Mandarin.

A Lighter Side of History: From Kampong and Cemetery to a Housing Estate: Tracing Bishan’s Transformation through the Years by Lee Kok Leong



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