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  • Tan Boon Piang, Heritage Volunteer

    Boon Piang enjoys learning about history and is glad for the talks and training sessions for docents at the museums.

    Tan Boon Piang started volunteering as a docent while he was still working in the banking industry. Today, the retiree guides visitors at various museums.

  • 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.

  • Lionel Louis, Heritage Volunteer

    Lionel Louis enjoys revealing secrets of the past that are not taught in textbooks.

    Since 2015, Lionel Louis has served as the President of Museum Volunteers, a group of 200 men and women who lead free tours of the museums on weekends.

  • Belinda Mock, Heritage Volunteer

    Belinda Mock wants visitors ro realise that she is the product of Singapore's history.

    Visitors to a museum would expect to be taken into the depths of history. But, as Belinda Mock sees it, Singapore’s past is very much breathing and alive.

  • Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The present Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre espouses the heritage of a number of markets in the Geylang Serai area that goes back to the pre-World War II days. There was a make shift hawker shelter at the entrance of Kampong Geylang Serai, opposite Joo Chiat Road, which the municipality erected some time before 1930.

  • Newton Circus Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    Newton Food Centre was opened in 1971 as Singapore’s first hawker centre built without a wet market. It was part of the government’s 1970 initiative to build dedicated food centres along major thoroughfares and traffic intersections.

  • 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.

  • Chomp Chomp Food Centre

    Changi Village Road

    Created at the heart of Serangoon Gardens Estate in 1972, Chomp Chomp Food Centre is a part of the district’s suburbia charm. The estate was established in the 1950s by a private developer who built over a former rubber plantation and Chinese kampong.

  • The spice queen

    Devagi Sanmugam

    Devagi Sanmugam has produced 22 cookbooks that help to keep alive traditional Asian recipes. She shares with us what drives her.

  • Protector of Singapore’s built heritage

    Kelvin Ang

    Kelvin Ang believes that heritage buildings must be places where people spend time, creating happy memories of their own.

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