The Jalan Besar Heritage Trail tells a tale of two former swamps. It traces the urban development of a floodplain that once existed on the north bank of the Rochor River. It also charts the stories of the communities and cultures that sprung up around the muddy basin of Singapore’s longest waterway, the Kallang River. This trail also passes through Cavan Road and explains briefly about the history of the road and key businesses around the area including the Kwong Soon & Co. Engineering building at 2 Cavan Road, now a pop-up art destination. This curated tour extends the trail by exploring the history of the building and its unique neighbourhood.
The tour is conducted by Sarah Lev, a docent at the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Tyler Print Institute and the National Gallery Singapore. Lev is also a tour guide licensed by the Singapore Tourist Bureau, focusing on local heritage, and arts and architecture. She speaks English and Hebrew, and is proficient in Spanish.
The tour is conducted in English.
Venue: 2 Cavan Road
Admission: $25, get ticket HERE
A ticket includes admission to the exhibition at 2 Cavan Road.
When: 17 - 18 Jan 2020, 5pm - 7pm