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Living Legacies: One for the Road

This year’s edition of Living Legacies: One for the Road invites audiences to join three artists on their explorations of Singapore’s public transport heritage. Come along for a series of digital and in-person art experiences that highlight Singapore’s buses and trains!

Move It! Drama Performance

27 - 28 May • 11:30am • Asian Civilisations Museum

27 - 28 May • 02:30pm • Asian Civilisations Museum

Sail the seas and brave storms with Sang Nila Utama in this fun and interactive drama performance. Embark on an adventure as Sang narrates the tale of his journey on a ship from the island of Bintan to Singapore.

On the Move: A Visual Chronicle of Singapore’s Vintage Transportation 

27 May • 10:00am • National Museum of Singapore

Look for the different modes of transportation that can be found in the museum, and learn about the different ways of travelling around Singapore in the past. Take a snapshot and share with us your own experience and stories of travelling in these modes of transport!

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Our Amazing Pioneers! with Shawn Seah

28 May • 01:30pm • Asian Civilisations Museum

Discover exciting and lesser-known stories of our amazing pioneers hidden behind street names such as Eu Chin Street, Liang Seah Street, and Seng Poh Lane, and connected to MRT stations such as Bendemeer and Aljunied. Explore history, and much more!

Playtime by the River! with Tina Sim

27 - 28 May • 03:30pm • Asian Civilisation Museum

Join local author Tina Sim on a leisurely walking tour along the banks of the Singapore River. Participants will be transported back in time to learn about how the river played in Singapore’s development as a nation.

Racing Through Time

What does inline skating and the National Stadium with national identity? Ping Siang, from the NTU History Programme and a national sportsman himself, takes you along the track in this photoessay on sport and skating.

Resources on our Public Transportation History

Explore our nation’s public transportation history via these available resources provided by our friends at the National Library Board. Trace the development of our public transportation network, important places to note and key milestones!

Resources on our Rich Sporting History

Discover Singapore's rich sporting heritage through the resources provided by the National Library Board. Trace the evolution of sports from colonial times and celebrate the achievements of our sports legends who will inspire the next generation of Singaporean athletes.

Running A Business In "Singapore's Sports Mall": Recollections Of Queensway Shopping Centre’s Sports Retailers

Singapore’s sports scene comprises more than just athletes and their coaches. The local sporting ecosystem also consists of event organisers, allied health practitioners as well as suppliers who provide athletes with the gear they need for their sport. This photo essay looks at the origins of Queensway Shopping Centre’s close association with sports apparel and equipment, as well as its contribution to Singapore’s sports heritage.