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    was fashionable in the 1930s Some of PMB s activities for the rest of this year encourage us to look at our national monuments in a new light Our exciting new series of 12 Monumental Walking Tours brings visitors into some of the monuments that are rarely open to the public such as Chesed El Synagogue Maghain Aboth Synagogue and the House of Tan Yeok Nee If you re teaching younger students an illustrated storybook might pique their interest in our monuments The Fearless Twins and the Magical Kaleido A Narrow Escape is PMB s first illustrated children s book with a lively page turning story set against the backdrop of our national monuments Who knows it might even spark your students imagination to write their own photo story which they can submit to our My Mascot and Me competition This newsletter is packed with more details about these and other activities Some of them could be a way for you to end the school year on a reflective note perhaps during your History Social Studies National Education or Character and Citizenship Education lessons At PMB we re also looking ahead to 2013 and planning a slew of assembly talks

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    their mascot They write a short story inspired by the visit They submit the photo and story to PMB Prizes will be awarded to the most creative stories in the upper and lower primary categories For competition details click here We look forward to receiving your students entries Monumental Weddings 4 September 2012 4 January 2013 Suitable for Teachers all levels D id you know that some of our national monuments are so well loved that they appear in many wedding photographs across different generations Monumental Weddings is an exhibition of about 150 photographs taken at 34 of our national monuments From icons such as Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to lesser known places such as the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary these monuments have inspired love stories and romantic moments for many Singaporeans from all walks of life The gorgeous wedding portraits date from the pre war period up to the present They depict wedding rituals in different cultures as well as the beautiful architectural features of our monuments from sweeping staircases to majestic domes minarets and steeples The exhibition captures how local wedding traditions have changed over time and even revisits the Chinese reform mass

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    Singapore s immigrant history covering Chinese clans and associations Catholic schools the mosques of Kampong Glam and more Some tours feature well known monuments in a fresh storyline such as Singapour Je T aime It s about the history of the French in Singapore and takes visitors to the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and former CHIJ Chapel and Caldwell House A Tale of Two Communities in Telok Ayer Street brings together Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church and Ying Fo Fui Kun in a story about two Chinese dialect groups in Singapore in the 19 th and 20 th centuries Other tours bring you to monuments which are rarely open to the public such as Diaspora Armenian and Jews in Singapore which covers the Armenian Church and Maghain Aboth Synagogue Spirit of Saving Lives highlights the three monuments on the Singapore General Hospital campus interwoven with stories from Singapore s medical history about philanthropists and doctors Walking tours are suitable for the teaching of History Social Studies National Education or Character and Citizenship Education BOOK EARLY for tours to celebrate the core National Education events in February April July and August 2013 Schools can also book these tours as a training activity for teachers Monumental Walking Tours Duration 1½ hours Cost 5 adult 3 student Email nhb nationalmonuments nhb gov sg to make a booking or enquire about customised tours TEACHING TOOLS I would find this book useful if I were teaching Primary 1 and 2 students as an introduction to enthuse them before a lesson on Singapore or going on a learning journey to some of these national monuments When the kids embark on the trip out of school they will be amazed when these monuments come alive in their eyes and minds as though they have popped out

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    T eachers from 50 primary and secondary schools gathered for workshops on how they can use our national monuments as tools for inquiry and place based learning After experiencing an inquiry based lesson using information gathered from a monument trail or museum gallery activity the teachers were guided on designing a lesson to support History and Social Studies education incorporating the stories and architectural features of national monuments and the artefacts found in them The workshops were held at the National Museum of Singapore NMS and jointly organised by PMB and NMS s education team in collaboration with Greenridge Primary School which is a Centre of Excellence for Character and Citizenship Education for the West Zone Plenty of anecdotes about the monuments I never knew about Very interesting Mr Tan Wei Chung Teacher Bukit View Secondary School Not the usual workshop the monument trail was interesting Ms Shuhaila Bte Sidik Teacher Singapore Chinese Girls School If your school and or Centre of Excellence is interested in collaborating with PMB to organise a similar workshop for teachers please contact us at nhb nationalmonuments nhb gov sg Assembly Talks 2012 W e launched our Monuments Our Standing History series of assembly talks

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    of Contents Page 8 9 Preservation of Monuments Board Address 61 Stamford Road 03 08 Stamford Court Singapore 178892 Tel 6332 7953 Fax 6332 3590 Email nhb nationalmonuments nhb gov sg Website http www pmb sg Download previous issues of

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