Event Details Date: (Saturday) Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building Registration: Event is free but registration is required. Celebrating Bukit Brown By The Singapore Heritage Society and All Things Bukit Brown Sunday 20 January 2013, 2pm – 8pm The Substation Theatre Admission: Free of charge Since the government’s decision to build a road through Bukit Brown Cemetery wasannounced in 2011, Singaporeans from all walks of life have flocked to the 200 year-old cemetery to accquaint themselves with its rich heritage and lush greenery.Local volunteers, academics, and artists have dedicated their time and craft to capture, recordand understand the legacy and meaning of Bukit Brown and its place in our nation’s history.
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In his free time he enjoys documenting oral history, and amassing materials originating from Insular Southeast Asia such as old publications, artefacts, food and music.
Khir also conceptualised and designed the Singapore Heritage Society’s various Historic Kampong Gelam Walking Tours.
He was born and grew up in Gedung Kuning, in Kampong Gelam.
Khir obtained a BSc in Mathematics from the Santa Clara University and a Master in Education from Stanford University.
The panel was chaired by Dr Kevin Tan, Immediate Past President of the Singapore Heritage Society.
The forum was organised by the Singapore Heritage Society and the School of Law, Singapore Management University, and was held in the Mochtar Riady Auditorium in SMU’s Administration Building along Victoria Street.
First public-screening of the documentary Bukit Brown Voices by Khoo Su-Mae and Brian Mc Dairmant. The Singapore Heritage Society and the Singapore Association for Social Studies Education (SASSE) invites you to a seminar on Singapore’s heritage.
This 45-minute documentary follows Singaporean families asthey carry out Qingming rituals and exhume their ancestors. Update on the documentation project by Dr Hui Yew-Foong, with input from Dr Terence Heng and Jasmine Ng. There will be presentations by scholars, teachers and students coming from a broad representation of schools in Singapore.
We marvel at their beauty, and the considerable variation in style and decorative form. How did the simple practice of chewing betel leaf become a central meme of Nusantaran civilisation? Among other things, it is considered important in fostering social relationships.
As we admire the loving skill of distant craftsmen, we sense that lurking beneath, are interesting stories about traditions and belief system. While sirih chewing is generally no longer practised in urban settings, we continue to celebrate not just the ornate receptacles, but also their medicinal properties and their role in traditional wedding ceremonies. It was at once today’s tea and coffee, also tobacco smoking, and in addition, functioning as an aphrodisiac.
The deadline for proposal submissions is The Singapore Heritage Society and the National Library Board invites you to a public talk by Mr Khir Johari.