17 Nov (Sat): Seven Stories of the Changi Area Through Historical Maps and Charts

Your chance to visit the Navy Museum at Changi Naval Base, and listen to Mr Mok Ly Yng share fascinating stories about Changi revealed in historical maps and charts.
The talk is FREE. Registration now open!

One of the stories involves DPM Teo Chee Hean's facebook post on 12 March 2018, showing a rare Spanish chart depicting the area around Singapore Island and the southern part of the
Malay Peninsula. This 1778 chart was presented to DPM Teo by the Director of the Naval Museum of Madrid, Vice Admiral Fernando Zumalacárregui. ​The label on the eastern coast of Singapore Island was intriguing. It read: barrancas coloradas, or red ravines in English. In every other map or chart depicting this area, the description was almost always 'red cliff', but never before described as 'red ravines'. What could be the reason(s) for this difference?
Attend this talk if you are curious about the story behind this Spanish chart. This talk will present six more stories of the Changi area as seen through the lens of selected historically significant maps or charts. They date from the early 17th century to the present, spanning four centuries of mapping of the Changi area.

About the speaker: Mr Mok Ly Yng is an independent mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the field. He is also a map enthusiast and avid researcher. He received his master's degree from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. He has worked in the Singapore Armed Forces Mapping Unit and the National Archives of Singapore.

Date: 17 Nov (Sat)
Time: 1530hrs
Venue: Navy Museum@Changi Naval Base, 112 Tanah Merah Coast Rd Singapore 498794

- 1500hrs – Registration open and visit Navy Museum
- 1600hrs – Opening and Presentation
- 1645hrs – Q&A
- 1730hrs – Light Refreshment and visit Navy Museum
- 1930hrs – Program ends

The talk is FREE. Registration now open!


Bus 35 services to the bus stop near the Navy Museum at Changi Naval Base (CNB) ends at 1500hrs on Saturday. Therefore organiser has arranged private bus services to facilitate the participants in departing Changi Naval Base at about 1800hrs, 1845hrs and 1930hrs to Tanah Merah MRT Station after the event.

Taxi/Grab is to stop at Changi Naval Base (CNB) entrance area to drop off passenger. Do follow the instruction of the CNB security personnel.

Private vehicle could park in the vicinity of Changi Naval Base (CNB) entrance area. Do follow the instruction of the CNB security personnel.

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