Date: 26 July 2014
Meeting place: Raffles Place MRT, Exit A, Street Level
A number of pioneering settlers of 18th and 19th century colonial Singapore who were buried in the Chinese cemeteries of the Greater Bukit Brown Complex (including the first Chinese Municipal Cemetery) are today still remembered by streets and buildings bearing their name.
The activities and efforts of these movers and shakers many of whom were members of leading Chinese families in other contemporary European colonies contributed significantly to colonial Singapore’s transformation from a regional entrepot port to a modern and globally significant trade and finance hub, the enterprise envisaged at its founding in 1819.
Sat, 19 July and Sat, 26 July | 4pm – 6.30pm (for both)
Registration starts 1 July via HeritageFest2014
This event is part of the Singapore HeritageFest, organised by the National Heritage Board. For more info: