Tag Archives: Port Cities

Chowringhee Road to the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta

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The second part of my virtual tour of European, or “White” Town, Calcutta, has the armchair traveller exploring the two most fashionable thoroughfares in Calcutta – Chowringhee Road (today’s Jawaharlal Nehru Road), which was the centre of the city’s cultural and … Continue reading

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(Former) Dalhousie Square & the Financial District, Calcutta

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Calcutta’s former European Town is a large, sprawling, highly-planned city that occupies much of the southern reaches of Central Kolkata today. At its heart is Fort William, the fortified, walled settlement that the English East India Company established here, along … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III – Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent

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It’s been 14 months since I concluded the second leg of The Grand Tour here on Dream Of A City. And since it is becoming increasingly clear that I’m not going to be able to secure a contract just yet … Continue reading

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Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500 – 1900

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The opening of Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500 – 1900 at the Asian Civilisations Museum was tremendously successful, with more than 300 guests attending and having a whale of a time. Thank you very much everyone who was … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia V – Rangoon (Yangon), Penang & Singapore

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Here are the highlights of the final Tales of Asia talk, featuring port cities of the British Empire in Southeast Asia: Rangoon, Penang & Singapore. Full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnUg2xJv7U

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Tales of Asia III – Bangkok and Phnom Penh, 30 Oct, 7 – 8 pm, Asian Civilisations Museum,

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This one’s about fairytale kingdoms, grand palaces and Kings… Join me as we travel back in time to explore the city of Ayutthaya in Siam, and how it provided a reference point for the establishment of Bangkok. Explore the surprising mixed, … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia – Public Talks in Singapore, 18 Oct – 14 Nov 2015

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I’ve been silent for some time now…  That’s because I’ve been preparing for an epic series of 5 talks on 10 historic port cities in Southeast Asia. The talks shall feature histories and images from my book, The Romance of the … Continue reading

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