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CakapHeritage: Traversing Orchard’s Transformation
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23 January 2015 (Friday), 7.30pm-9pm
library@Orchard, #03-12 orchard gateway, 218 Orchard Road
Free registration | Limited to 50 pax
Register with Ms June Pok (
Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis

From a nutmeg plantation in the early 1800s to a renowned shopping district, Orchard Road’s evolution is a remarkable one.

Reminiscence about Orchard Road’s metamorphosis from its vibrant cafe society in the 1950s, through the urban redevelopment in 1970s, to globalisation in the 1990s. Don’t forget about the iconic hotels and  places of entertainment, the car showrooms, and vehicles which used to ply the roads, and the multitude of retail establishments!

Join us for our first Cakap Heritage session in 2015 as we explore Orchard Road’s transformation. As we revisit Orchard Road through photographs from our archival collection, we invite you to enrich this session by sharing your stories and memories.

heeren building 1982

Heeren building in 1982 and in 1996.
Top image: From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.
Lower image: Ministry of Information and the Arts collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore

CAKAP HERITAGE (let’s talk about heritage) is an informal session where participants freely share their memories on specific topics. This session is conducted by SHS and NAS, conjunction with the irememberOrchard exhibition held at library@Orchard.

The session will be recorded and photos taken will be used for marketing and other purposes.

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