The Orang Suku Laut (People of the Sea) were among the earliest inhabitants of Singapore. For generations, the sea and coastal regions have been their life and living spaces. In this talk, Cynthia Chou discusses her travels across the waters of Southeast Asia with the Orang Suku Laut to gain insights into how they gained mastery of the seas, and how, through their maritime innovations, they demonstrated that the sea was a key resource in the integration of Southeast Asia. In their words, the sea is “an inalienable gift of territory” from their ancestors.
Venue: The National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement
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When: 27 Jun 2015, 2.30pm