Tales of Tekong

Come for these talks to learn more about Pulau Tekong from experts and a former Tekong resident. Free, no registration required.
21 Jul (Sat) in English on "Telling the Story of Tekong Through Historical Maps" by mapping research consultant Mok Ly Yng. 28 Jul (Sat) in Mandarin on "Remembering Tekong" by former Tekong resident, Mr. Ho Kim Hong and local author, Mr. Chen Poh Seng. 4 Aug (Sat) in Mandarin on "Pulau Tekong, Our Bygone Years" by brothers and former Tekong Island residents Lea Geuang Fiyau and Lea Guan Chong.


Public Lecture - Tales of Tekong (I): Telling the Story of Tekong Through Historical Maps

Located off the North-Eastern coast of Singapore, Pulau Tekong has a land area of 2,365 hectares and is Singapore’s largest natural offshore island. Originally consisting of two islands – the Pulau Tekong Besar (meaning “Big Tekong Island” in Malay) and Pulau Tekong Kechil (meaning “Small Tekong Island” in Malay) – the islands were eventually merged in a land reclamation project in the mid-1990s to form what many know as Pulau Tekong today.

In the first installation of the Memorial Hall’s public lecture series on Pulau Tekong, mapping research consultant Mok Ly Yng will share the history of Tekong Island through a series of historical maps dating from the 15th century to present day. Join Mr Mok’s talk to learn more about the transformation of Tekong over the years!

Conducted in English. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 21 Jul (Sat)
Time: 2pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

Public Lecture - Tales of Tekong (II): Remembering Tekong
Once home to over 5,000 residents in 1960s, Pulau Tekong was converted into a military training base in 1990s. Former residents of the island still treasure their memories of their time on Tekong, and have made efforts to document the history of the island, as well as the local customs and practices of the island’s residents.

In the second installation of the Memorial Hall’s public lecture series on Pulau Tekong, former Tekong resident, Mr. Ho Kim Hong and local author, Mr. Chen Poh Seng will share the stories of Pulau Tekong through the use of old photographs and more. Join this talk to learn more about preservation of the history, socio-cultural landmarks and local practices of the island.

Conducted in Mandarin. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 28 Jul (Sat)
Time: 2pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

Public Lecture - Tales of Tekong (III): Pulau Tekong, Our Bygone Years
Pulau Tekong, once home to over a dozen villages, is the largest of Singapore’s natural offshore islands and holds a special place in many Singaporeans’ hearts. The residents of Tekong had resettled on the mainland during the 1980s when the island was reclaimed for military purposes. Fondly remembered for its pure and unadorned beauty, the island’s landscape has undergone many changes over the years due to land reclamation works.

In the third installation of the Memorial Hall’s public lecture series on Pulau Tekong, brothers and former Tekong Island residents Lea Geuang Fiyau and Lea Guan Chong share their recollections of growing up in Pulau Tekong Besar and Pulau Tekong Kechil.

Conducted in Mandarin. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 4 Aug (Sat)
Time: 2pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

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