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  • East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The East Coast Lagoon Food Village was built over land which was reclaimed from the sea. The reclamation that created the East Coast Lagoon was started in the 1960s. It was not until 1971 that the construction of the first housing blocks in the area began, and with this, the development of the beach front also commenced.

  • Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The Kreta Ayer Complex was built in 1981 as a part of the urban renewal of the Chinatown. It was renamed Chinatown Complex in 1984. Hence, when the market and food centre within the complex was completed in that year, it was named Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre.

  • Maxwell Road Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    Maxwell Road Food Centre started as wet market in 1929 dealing mainly with fresh produce. Although it was planned for more than a decade earlier, works on the market started only in 1927.

  • Digging up history

    John Miksic

    John Miksic shares about his archaeological work in Singapore and beyond.

  • Som Said, choreographer

    Som Said

    Learn more about Singapore’s most well-known Malay dance choreographer.

  • Museum Man

    Kennie Ting

    Kennie Ting helps to preserve and care for our rich heritage of ancient Asian civilisations.

  • A fan of local coffee shops

    Lai Ah Eng

    Find out why Lai Ah Eng loves our kopitiam heritage.

  • Hazel Olive Locke’s Memories of World War II

    Hazel Locke

    Hazel Locke recalls vivid scenes of the war reaching Singapore decades ago when she was a young woman.

  • Hazel Locke (née Hazel Olive Johannes)

    Hazel Locke

    When Hazel Locke was a girl, her father often told her stories about his aunt, Agnes Joaquim (1854-1899). She was an Armenian Singaporean woman who created the famous Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid.

  • Givaudan

    Ben Webb

    A fragrance company is donating old, familiar smells to enhance visitors’ experience of museums.

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