We bring you a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of the Armenians of Singapore, who were among the earliest merchants and traders to arrive in Singapore after it became a British trading port in 1819….
This year's Bicentennial commemorations have brought Farquhar and his contributions back into sharper focus. Often eclipsed by his erstwhile friend and colleague Sir Stamford Raffles — at last in the public conscience — his diligence and experience certainly contributed greatly to Singapore's early success…..
"Forbidden Hill" Literary Walk & Meet The Author Tour
The first of a series of historical fiction books about Singapore's early days, Forbidden Hillis an imagined but faithful account of Singapore’s transition from sleepy fishing village to major trading center in the years between 1812 and 1836. While invented characters and purely imaginary events are woven in, the core of the story actually occurred and a great many of its cast were real personalities in those rough and tumble times of early Singapore………
After many years of friendship, Julian and Jane are delighted to be working together on a topic of mutual interest — the beautiful colonial heritage homes of Singapore, known as Black & Whites.
Julian needs little introduction as he is well known as the author of several books on Singapore's heritage buildings, including his very popular Black & White……….
Come and join author and scriptwriter Liz Coward at her delightful Seletar home where she will share the story of her acclaimed World War Two memoir, Blood and Bandages. Over a selection of cheeses and a glass or two of wine (included in your ticket), Liz will describe the incredible work of the RAMC’s field ambulance and the moving story of one of its nursing orderlies, William Earl.
In addition, we are offering a special WW2 tour later in the year which will explore how medical care was provided coming up to and during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in early 1942. More information about this will be available at the Literary evening on May 10.
The Straits Quartet Literary Walk & Meet The Author Tour
We bring you a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of literary heroes from the books of Dawn Farnham, a very international lady who although now living in Australia, spent 12 happy years in Singapore, working as a Friends of the Museums volunteer docent, guiding in ACM and the Peranakan Museum.
The Red Thread is the first book of her Straits Quartet, a passionate and best-selling series of historical fiction set in19th-century Singapore………