18 Oct '15, 4am

Our Modern Colony gallery explores the cosmopolitan nature of SG as a British Crown colony

Our Modern Colony gallery explores the cosmopolitan nature of SG as a British Crown colony

Level 2, Modern Colony Gallery Daily 10am – 7pm Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below Migrants from China, who arrived in Singapore in the 1920s, often described it as modern and developed. By the end of the 19th century, Singapore was already a global city brought about by an influx of people, ideas and goods from Asia and Europe. The island was progressing as a major port city, aided by its strategic location and breakthroughs in maritime communications. The industrialisation of the West introduced new ideas, technologies and cultures which were quickly adapted and expressed in unique ways by the people of Singapore. Set in a 1920s black-and-white bungalow, this gallery explores the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore as a British Crown colony from the 1920s to 1930s, through an examination of the everyday lives of the affl...

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