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The Cold War and The Making of Singapore


Sat Aug 19 2017, 11:00am–12:30pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: lee8

This August marks not only the month of Singapore’s independence 52 years ago but also the formation of ASEAN on 8 August 1967. This special edition of Singapore and the World celebrates the crossroads of Singapore’s national history with regional and global history. Professor Tan Tai Yong retraces Singapore’s progress from a Crown Colony to an independent nation in 1963, against the background of a global climate defined by the polarisation between capitalist and communist countries, commonly referred to as the Cold War. The lecture presents the geo-political considerations which influenced the political developments that led to the independence of Singapore, highlighting an important period in Singapore and the region’s history that continues to resonate today.

Limited Seating. Free with registration: