For Families Objects Talks & Workshops

Our Amazing Pioneers! with Shawn Seah

by Asian Civilisations Museum
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!

Our Amazing Pioneers! with Shawn Seah
Sun, 28 May | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Venue: Discovery Room, ACM Basement
Fee: Free
Registration: Walk-in
Note: Suitable for ages 6 to 12.

Do you know the stories of the pioneers behind Eu Chin Street, Seng Poh Lane, and Seah Street?

Join author and speaker Shawn Seah as he uncovers lesser-known stories of the amazing pioneers who are immortalised in Singapore’s street names, such as Eu Chin Street, Liang Seah Street, and Seng Poh Lane. Shawn will also explore the pioneers connected to the Aljunied and Bendemeer MRT stations.

Curated by the Asian Civilisation Museum as part of the Down the River, Along the Streets of ACM. 

About Shawn Seah
Shawn Seah is the author of the Our Amazing Pioneers series (2023), as well as books on Seah Eu Chin, Seah Liang Seah, and historical Aukang and Punggol. He has shared stories at the Peranakan Museum; Fort Canning Centre during the Singapore Bicentennial; and the National University of Singapore. He has also been a speaker and moderator at the Baba-Nyonya Literary Festival. 
Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is Singapore’s national museum of Asian antiquities and decorative art. As the only museum in Asia with a pan-Asian scope, ACM is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia through our outstanding collection of masterpieces, and through ground-breaking special exhibitions. ACM focuses on the many historical connections between cultures and civilisations in Asia, and between Asia and the world.

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