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2020

Trades and Occupations in Tanjong Pagar

Trades and Occupations in Tanjong Pagar

Listen and embark on a virtual walk around Tanjong Pagar as we pay homage to the history of early immigrants and our ethnic diversity. Located between the docks and the town, the area was a hub of activity from dock workers, rickshaw pullers and merchants. While Tanjong Pagar today has transformed into an area populated with cafes, bars and boutiques, there are still legacies of these communities that can be seen.

URA-NTU films on Architectural Heritage Awards (AHA)

URA-NTU films on Architectural Heritage Awards (AHA)

Telok Ayer is a historic area of shophouses and monuments. Tangible heritage (buildings) and intangible heritage (stories) are important resources for creativity and the making of new works that can enrich the present and future.

Learn more about these buildings and spaces through the lenses of aspiring filmmakers from the NTU School of Art, Design and Media. A collaboration with the URA Conservation department, these specially selected short films will reveal more stories.

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Where We Come From: Stories and Memories of Cantonment, Keong Saik, Tanjung Malang and the Tanjong Pagar Area by Ethos Books

Where We Come From: Stories and Memories of Cantonment, Keong Saik, Tanjung Malang and the Tanjong Pagar Area by Ethos Books

Imagine when with people, you have the ability to peer into their being able to peer into people's memories of past places and times. Some of these memories overlap; some diverge. In your mind, they come together and form an intricate pattern, offering you a glimpse into the times your grandparents and your parents have lived through.

This ability is yours to have, when you join this digital conversation with our three speakers. Charmaine, Sarafian, and Wai Han bring together their childhood memories of the 1970s and 80s: businesses in Chinatown, family visits to the mosque and makam (tomb) at Bukit Palmer, the way of life in Keong Saik. Memories of stories as told to them by their parents.

An appreciation of where we come from gives us with a deeper appreciation of where we are today.

Time: 10.30am to 11.45am