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From Singapore to Singaporean: Fort Canning Cemetery

The Earth Museum is interested in connecting cultural heritage material surviving in the global landscape with people and place, as well as objects now in museums.

Our first venture into this arena looks at the surviving memorial plaques from the C19th Fort Canning Cemetery in Singapore. In 2019, Singapore is marking 200 years since Stamford Raffles’ arrival by celebrating its 700 years of history on the global stage; and its journey from strategic geographic location to modern multicultural nation.

In keeping with this Singapore Bicentennial,  our Object Story maps the global arrivals and connected places reflected in the memorials; with a creative twist that links with short ‘sense of place’ films for each of these locations today.

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