Some of the first Sikhs in Singapore left their homes in the Punjab region of India in the late 19th century, sailing from the port of Calcutta to join the Sikh Police Contingent under the colonial administration here at the time. The community has had an enduring presence in Singapore ever since, with a host of stories that are waiting to be told.
The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) launches Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold, an exhibition that celebrates the heritage and culture of the Sikh community in Singapore. The exhibition is IHC’s second community co-created exhibition and first-ever exhibition on Sikh heritage, and it seeks to broaden the understanding of this small but prominent Singapore Indian community by peeling back its many layers; from its history, beliefs and traditions, to the stories of migration and eventual settlement in Singapore.
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
When: 27 Mar - 30 Sep 2021,