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Wed May 13 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Thu May 14 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Fri May 15 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat May 16 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sun May 17 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Outram, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: keith

Great Town – A Tale of three Campongs takes a timely look at Singapore’s most iconic heritage district south of the Singapore River. Typically described today as Singapore’s “Chinatown”, historically this district was better known as “Big Town”, or Tua Poh in Hokkien, in contradistinction to “Small Town” (Sio Poh), north of the river.

Originally set aside by Raffles as a place of settlement for Singapore’s early Chinese immigrant population, even in its earliest incarnation “Campong China” was never an exclusively Chinese enclave, and the fact that Singapore’s oldest mosques and Hindu temple can be found side by side with Chinese places of worship and habitation in the very heart of so-called Chinatown bears testimony to Singapore’s long tradition of multi-culturalism and religious tolerance.

With this in mind, the exhibition takes a look at the development of the city, south of the river, seen as a physical embodiment of the Singapore Story, narrated through its rich architectural heritage and via the many splendid buildings of historical interest and import that can be found in this district.