Many people remembered on the memorial plaques at Fort Canning Hill in Singapore, departed from somewhere else on their journey. Our second departure story is inspired by the memorial plaques for people who crossed the South China Sea from the maritime region of Chaozhou to make their lives in Singapore.
Many people remembered on the memorial plaques at Fort Canning Hill departed from somewhere else on their journey to Singapore. Over the next few weeks we will explore some of these individual departure stories about people and place far away that link with the Singapore story. Our first story is
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
In September 2016, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter launched the HMS Challenger collections website. Their website brings together all the known specimens collected by HMS Challenger during its scientific expedition to explore the world’s oceans from 1872 to 1876. Funded by the John Ellerman Foundation, it is a
Alfred Russel Wallace was thirty-one years old when he arrived in Singapore on 19th April 1854. He had come to collect natural history specimens for sale in London, and to develop his scientific knowledge about the natural world. He spent the next eight years travelling across the Malay archipelago on
Charles Darwin made three excursions into the waters of Tierra del Fuego and the Magellan Strait on HMS Beagle. In the Antarctic summer of 1832-3, the ship’s company surveyed the southern-most islands of this archipelago, while also returning three local people to their homelands. These three, o’rundel’lico (Jemmy Button), el’leparu