Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

RE-PRESENTING SOUTHEAST ASIA – Asian Civilisations Museum’s Year of Southeast Asia 2018/19

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It so happens I wrote another manifesto for the museum earlier this year, this time to explain our “YEAR OF SOUTHEAST ASIA 2018/19” – the why and how of our focus on Southeast Asia, and the approach we took in … Continue reading

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Beauty… Wonder… Relevance… Welcome to Asian Civilisations Museum

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Last Thursday, we launched three new permanent galleries at the museum, (almost) completing our transformation from one kind of museum into another… I took the opportunity of the launch to also reveal, my own personal vision for the museum as … 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 V – Rangoon, Penang & Singapore, 14 Nov, Sat, 2 – 3 pm, Library@Orchard

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The fifth and final installment in the Tales of Asia series takes us back to British Empire in the East Indies in the 1800s and 1900s. We visit Rangoon (Yangon), the capital of British Burma; as well as George Town (Penang) … Continue reading

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Singapore Writer’s Festival 2015 – The Fluid Identities of Southeast Asia, 7 Nov, 4 – 5 pm

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I’m very happy to update that I shall be a featured writer at the Singapore Writer’s Festival 2015. Join me and journalist, Elizabeth Pisani (author of the book, Indonesia, Etc – Exploring the Impossible Nation) at a panel on “The … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia III – Bangkok & Phnom Penh

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Here are the highlights of my third Tales of Asia Talk. The link to the full talk is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCFaDv0gfBE

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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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