Orchard Road, the jewel in Singapore’s shopping crown, gains an added sparkle every Christmas. Once populated with nutmeg trees, a spice said to be worth more than its weight in gold, Orchard Road now yields a harvest of a very different gold; one that glitters especially brightly when the Christmas lights that are now associated with the street are switched on. A Lighter Side of History seeks out the ghosts of Singapore’s Christmases past to examine how the celebration of Christmas has evolved to become one of a material nature, and how the developments along Singapore’s now famous shopping street have complemented the evolution.
About the Speaker: Once told that it was his destiny to wander through life, Jerome Lim now blogs about the people, places, events, words and images of life’s wanderings with a focus on the evolving landscape around Singapore. His blog, The Long and Winding Road, has twice been named the Best Photography blog at the Singapore Blog Awards. He is also actively involved in documenting Singapore’s heritage and constantly changing landscapes and runs the “On a Little Street in Singapore” Facebook group.
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Venue: National Museum of Singapore, The Salon, Level 1
When: 24 Dec 2016, 11am - 12pm