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Sat Oct 20 2012, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Fort Canning Park, 51 Canning Rise, River Valley, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Archifest Pavilion
Free Admission; Pax 30; first-come-first-serve

Singaporeans by and large believe that this island was nothing but jungle until Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles arrived and transformed it into a major port.

Archaeological research since 1984 has slowly built up a picture of pre-Raffles Singapore which confirms assumptions that Singapore was an important place in the Alam Malayu before Melaka.

In this talk, we will compare the depiction of this island in the Malay Annals with references to Singapore in other sources (Chinese, Javanese, Vietnamese), and then turn to the archaeological discoveries. Professor John Miksic, who is Associate Professor in the Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore, will be delivering the lecture.