Walking Tour – “The Other Singapore @ Little India”
Saturday, 7 January 2017, 10:00-12:00
By Johannes Widodo
Complementing the theme of the symposium, this walking tour is intended to show the other side of the clean and orderly Singapore in a place called “Little India”. Serangoon Road was one of the earliest road built in Singapore, planned in 1822 and has been there since around 1828. The walk will be tracing the cosmopolitan layers of the area across historical time-line, passing through the swampy low ground, vegetable gardens, buffalo pens, horse race course, multi-racial settlements, multi-religious communities, former amusement park, various commercial activities, back-lanes, homeless gods, illegal gambling, pleasure lanes, etc.