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  • Sentosa

    c1907 Blakang Mati Postcard

    Sentosa, a 500 hectares resort island lying off the southern coast of Singapore, is well-known for its luxury resorts, theme parks, golf courses and a casino. However, the now-popular island had a rather bleak past.

  • Pok Cheng San, Heritage Volunteer

    Pok Cheng San wants to influence how visitors perceive Singapore, beginning with an accurate understanding of the past.

    Pok Cheng San brings the Singapore story to life for museum visitors with his wit and masterful story-telling.

  • Lien Wen Sze, Heritage Volunteer

    Wen Sze’s mission is to get more people to visit Singapore’s museums.

    Whenever Lien Wen Sze goes to the Asian Civilisations Museum, she is armed with a mind full of knowledge, and often, with her friends and family in tow.

  • The Belly of A Nation: Singapore’s Hawker Centres

    Maxwell Road Food Centre

    Hawker centres are an integral part of Singaporeans’ daily lives. With a mouth-watering range of dishes that reflects the melting pot of cultures in Singapore, hawker centres have long served as places where Singaporeans can bond, interact and connect through our shared love for food.

  • Ma Swan Hoo, Heritage Volunteer

    Ma Swan Hoo decided to become a docent because of her love for history.

    Ma Swan Hoo is determined to make Singapore’s past a beacon for the future.

  • Akiko Kato, Heritage Volunteer

    Being a docent has changed Akiko Kato's life.

    Guiding has helped Akiko Kato to better understand not only Singapore’s culture but also Japan’s.

  • Jo Wright, Heritage Volunteer

    Growing up near Oxford in the United   Kingdom, Jo Wright waa addicted to stories from a young age.

    Jo Wright can turn an ordinary stone into an object of wonder by telling you a story about it.

  • May Hui, Heritage Volunteer

    To May Hui, being a museum guide is about unlocking prisons of the mind.

    May Hui’s life is driven by a simple principle – to make life better for others.

  • Patricia Welch, Heritage Volunteer

    Patricia Welch is well-versed with Asian art, and   found the perfect combination for her skils in   being a docent.

    Once a teacher, always a teacher – the saying resonates with Patricia Welch. Decades after she left academia and travelled across the world, Patricia has found the perfect combination for her education and experience in being a volunteer docent.

  • Long Chin Peng, Heritage Volunteer

    Chin Peng is driven by a sense of patriotic duty to give back to society.

    Long Chin Peng gave up her job as a Chinese teacher to raise her four children. Today, she is one of the most active and respected volunteer guides among the Mandarin Docents.

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