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  • Tours « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    these tours which was led by PMB s volunteer guide Fabian As we visited the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque and Sultan Mosque in the evening we also caught wind of some of the festive activity and spirit The tour revealed not only the history and heritage of the monuments but also enlightened many of us about Islam and the Muslim community in Singapore Click below for more more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments Coleman s Classics Tuesday September 6th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the 14 th of June I joined the tour Coleman s Classics on a Sunday morning As the title suggests our tour guide Daphne took us around to explore the architectural legacy left behind by George Drumgoole Coleman in the monuments he designed for Singapore We visited the Arts House Former Parliament House and the Armenian Church of St Gregory the Illuminator For a person like me who hardly knows anything about Coleman besides the fact that he is a renowned architect in Singapore this tour was enriching in learning more about his life and therefore also about Singapore s history Click below to find out more information not only about his designs but about the Coleman himself more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments March To Merdeka Wednesday August 3rd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the tour March to Merdeka four boys from Raffles Institution took us on a highly interactive journey about Singapore s bid for independence As the title suggests I joined the tour expecting to be educated about Singapore s experience with colonialism war political strife and eventually its transition to an independent sovereign state The boys Tien Pan Eugene Samuel and Pei Cun delivered some impressive performances in attempts to re enact history Accompanied with various gadgets and dramatics the tour covered places such as Former Parliament House Asian Civilisations Museum Esplanade Memorials and Former City Hall and Supreme Court Click below to find out more about Singapore s March to Merdeka more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments A Street of Many Worlds Wednesday August 3rd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History Tucked behind the busy life of Singapore s Central Business district Telok Ayer Street is filled with many surprises and wonders Together with a group of students we followed three boys from Raffles Institution as they taught us more about the history of Telok Ayer Street and its significance to Singapore In this tour A Street of Many Worlds we visited the Ying Fo Fui Kun Chinese Hakka Clan Association Thian Hock Keng Temple Al Abrar Mosque and the Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church Click below to experience an uncommon but intriguing side of Singapore s history more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments Rediscovering Old Serangoon Tuesday July 19th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?cat=4 (2012-12-22)
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  • Uncategorized « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    to how historical knowledge can be presented to students Mr Leonard Wan from Clementi Town Secondary School The workshop held at the National Museum of Singapore NMS one of 64 National Monuments began with a sumptuous buffet lunch followed by an in depth exposition on the power of place with an interactive and investigative mission in which teachers were given a choice to either go on the guided monument trail or the gallery activity quest Click here to read more about the Operation MONUMENT more Posted in Uncategorized No Comments An Evening at Kampong Gelam Thursday September 22nd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History During the Ramadan period the Preservation of Monuments Board PMB conducted four tours for the public over two weekends titled Kampong Gelam Mosques at Ramadan I was fortunate to have the opportunity to tag along on one of these tours which was led by PMB s volunteer guide Fabian As we visited the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque and Sultan Mosque in the evening we also caught wind of some of the festive activity and spirit The tour revealed not only the history and heritage of the monuments but also enlightened many of us about Islam and the Muslim community in Singapore Click below for more more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments Coleman s Classics Tuesday September 6th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the 14 th of June I joined the tour Coleman s Classics on a Sunday morning As the title suggests our tour guide Daphne took us around to explore the architectural legacy left behind by George Drumgoole Coleman in the monuments he designed for Singapore We visited the Arts House Former Parliament House and the Armenian Church of St Gregory the Illuminator For a person like me who hardly knows anything about Coleman besides the fact that he is a renowned architect in Singapore this tour was enriching in learning more about his life and therefore also about Singapore s history Click below to find out more information not only about his designs but about the Coleman himself more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments March To Merdeka Wednesday August 3rd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the tour March to Merdeka four boys from Raffles Institution took us on a highly interactive journey about Singapore s bid for independence As the title suggests I joined the tour expecting to be educated about Singapore s experience with colonialism war political strife and eventually its transition to an independent sovereign state The boys Tien Pan Eugene Samuel and Pei Cun delivered some impressive performances in attempts to re enact history Accompanied with various gadgets and dramatics the tour covered places such as Former Parliament House Asian Civilisations Museum Esplanade Memorials and Former City Hall and Supreme Court Click below to find out more about Singapore

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?cat=1 (2012-12-22)
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  • November « 2011 « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    designed by Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan is commissioned by the British Council the Preservation of Monuments Board PMB and the Royal Academy of Arts London with venue support from the National Museum of Singapore An Introduction The Future Memory Pavilion is a tongue in cheek look at what future architecture might be that at the same time would be a fitting monument to the future as its host the National Museum is to the past and present Pernilla Ohrstedt This is Pernilla and Asif s take on how they approached the design of the Future Memory Pavilion catching the attention of passers by ever since it was opened to the public on the 19 October 2011 The Pavilion aims to inspire ideas and thoughts about our city and what it might look like in the future through the use of two materials sand and ice while exploring Singapore s past and the connection between its past and future The Preservation of Monuments Board PMB designed an educational guide and trail for students and families to embark on an exciting journey to the Pavilion and the National Museum s galleries to learn about the significance of these two materials in Singapore s history 540 students had the opportunity to attend a 2 hour explorer s journey led by PMB facilitators Throughout the journey these young minds were actively engaged as they were encouraged to ponder about preservation and its implications for future memory against the backdrop of one of Singapore s most significant national monuments which opened in 1887 the National Museum of Singapore Students used this educational guide that was specially developed and designed by PMB for this learning journey Families and members of the public can pick up a complimentary copy of the educational guide and embark on

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?m=201111 (2012-12-22)
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  • October « 2011 « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    Operation Monument was well attended with educators from secondary schools junior colleges and a polytechnic In an action packed afternoon we sought to empower and inspire every teacher with tools for place based and inquiry based learning to enable them to create exciting learning journeys for their students and to take lessons out of the classroom and into real sites of history The workshop gives a new dimension to how

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?m=201110 (2012-12-22)
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  • September « 2011 « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    at Kampong Gelam Thursday September 22nd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History During the Ramadan period the Preservation of Monuments Board PMB conducted four tours for the public over two weekends titled Kampong Gelam Mosques at Ramadan I was fortunate to have the opportunity to tag along on one of these tours which was led by PMB s volunteer guide Fabian As we visited the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque and Sultan Mosque in the evening we also caught wind of some of the festive activity and spirit The tour revealed not only the history and heritage of the monuments but also enlightened many of us about Islam and the Muslim community in Singapore Click below for more more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments Coleman s Classics Tuesday September 6th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the 14 th of June I joined the tour Coleman s Classics on a Sunday morning As the title suggests our tour guide Daphne took us around to explore the architectural legacy left behind by George Drumgoole Coleman in the monuments he designed for Singapore We

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?m=201109 (2012-12-22)
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  • August « 2011 « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    size Archive for August 2011 March To Merdeka Wednesday August 3rd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the tour March to Merdeka four boys from Raffles Institution took us on a highly interactive journey about Singapore s bid for independence As the title suggests I joined the tour expecting to be educated about Singapore s experience with colonialism war political strife and eventually its transition to an independent sovereign state The boys Tien Pan Eugene Samuel and Pei Cun delivered some impressive performances in attempts to re enact history Accompanied with various gadgets and dramatics the tour covered places such as Former Parliament House Asian Civilisations Museum Esplanade Memorials and Former City Hall and Supreme Court Click below to find out more about Singapore s March to Merdeka more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments A Street of Many Worlds Wednesday August 3rd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History Tucked behind the busy life of Singapore s Central Business district Telok Ayer Street is filled with many surprises and wonders Together with a group of students we followed three boys from

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?m=201108 (2012-12-22)
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  • July « 2011 « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    s finest stained glass and how they came to be If you feel as awe struck by these stained glass panels as I did click below for more pictures of these mesmerising man made wonders more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments Mission Possible Tuesday July 12th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History Mission Possible was a tour about the growth of Catholicism in early Singapore and the various challenges that missionaries faced I followed this tour led by Fabian a volunteer guide with the Preservation of Monuments Board as he brought us around the oldest catholic churches in Singapore such as the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd the Church of St Peter and St Paul and St Joseph s Church Click below to read more about the type of challenges early catholic missionaries faced in Singapore as well as the type of traditions that continue in these Churches today more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments Minorities in Chinatown Tuesday July 12th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History In the most unlikely of places we find two unique places of worship belonging to Singapore s ethnic minorities The tour Minorities in Chinatown covered the Jamae Mosque and the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown Our guide for the tour Gertrude took us on an exploration of Singapore s unique cultural diversity cohesion and harmony Click below to read more more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments The Last Days of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Saturday July 2nd 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On June 30 th 2011 Singaporeans bid their goodbyes to the life of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station as it ran

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?m=201107 (2012-12-22)
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  • June « 2011 « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    post independence through government and civic buildings Click below to have a blast from the past more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments My Monumental Playground Wednesday June 29th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On 11 12 th of June the Preservation of Monuments Board and National Parks Board organised the event My Monumental Playground at Esplanade Park It was a fun filled weekend as families came together to take part in the activities organised and learned more about Singapore s history more Posted in Events Uncategorized No Comments From Schoolyards to Landmarks Wednesday June 29th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History This tour was the first out of the many tours lined up for June organised by the Preservation of Monuments Board Four incredibly charismatic boys from Raffles Institution brought us through the rich history behind monuments that once functioned as schools such as the former St Joseph s Institution former CHIJ Chapel and Caldwell House and former Tao Nan School Click below to find out more about some of Singapore s oldest schools and what it is now used for more Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments In The Footsteps Of The Faithful Tuesday June 28th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the 11 th of June the Preservation of Monuments Board kick started a series of tours scheduled for the June holidays They have been designed to deliver a personal experience with history through the exploration of Singapore s very own monuments The first two tours were led by students from Raffles Institution one of which was titled In the Footsteps of the Faithful I had the privilege

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?m=201106 (2012-12-22)
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