This year mass exhumations and the construction of the eight-lane road will begin.
Commenting on the controversy which engulfed the Smithsonian Institution last year, Flecker thought it was a pity the artefacts from the Belitung Shipwreck were not exhibited as they held significant educational value.
He also noted that the Belitung artefacts are a valuable heritage resource for Singapore, as they shed light into an earlier part of Singapore’s history not fully researched just yet.
It is a one-day event comprising photo exhibitions, poetry, expert presentations, theatrical readings, a public forum and a film screening. There will be books and other merchandise available for purchase. Talks by battlefield archaeologist Jon Cooper on WWII 2.
We invite you to bring artefacts, family mementoes and creative output (art, painting,poetry, music) to share your stories, and pen on the wall what Bukit Brown means to you. Presentation on the material culture of Bukit Brown and the Chinese diaspora by Dr Lai Chee Kien 3.
It appears prominently in the language, folklore, and poetry of the region.
Each ingredient in a “quid” of sirih, and every manner of its presentation signifies a message to the culturally attuned.
Through learning more about this seemingly humble practice, we hope to leave with a deeper understanding of Malay culture.
About the Speaker Khir Johari is a collector and an independent researcher on the history and culture of the Malay world.
More information and application form is available in HERE.