The Samsui Women, (‘Hong Tou Jin’ ) migrated to Singapore from China in the 1930’s as labourers & construction workers. They lived around Chinatown and supported their families back in China. This exhibition by Second Generation artist, Tong Chin Sye, tells a story of the lives, work and legacy of these migrant workers who contributed to the early development of Singapore. As Singapore underwent urbanization between the 1970’s to the 1990’s, the Samsui women became a vanishing breed.
Opening Reception: Saturday 16th May 2015, 3 pm – 6 pm
Venue: Blue Lotus Fine Art, 108 Tanjong Pagar Road, #02-01, Singapore 088526
When: 17 - 30 May 2015,