[Walking Tour] Asian Modernity: the Past in the Present | People's Park Complex


Friday, 27 November & Saturday, 5 December 2015
(Repeat Session)
9.30am – 12.30pm
Limited to 16 pax.

Tour fee:
$16 (for NUS students*)
$25 (NUS staff* and general public)
*Student/Staff identification will be requested for confirmation.

For enquiries, or if you have difficulties booking the tickets, please drop us an email at museum@nus.edu.sg.

Details on directions and meeting point will be sent after payment is made.


People’s Park Complex is one of the most important modern Asian architectural heritage in Singapore. With this field lecture and walk around this iconic building and its urban context, we will try to uncover the hidden “gene” and the spirit of the place of Chinatown’s morphology and modern typology.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Sheltered: Documents for Home, this walking tour is an extension of the exhibition’s research interest in Singapore’s urban history and housing.

For information on the exhibition Sheltered: Documents for Home, please click here.

Tour Leader
Dr Johannes Widodo is an Associate Professor, the Director of the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage in Melaka (Malaysia), and Executive Editor of JSEAA (Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture) of the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. His research areas include Architecture History, Typology & Morphology, and Heritage Management.

He is the founder of mAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network) and iNTA (International Network of Tropical Architecture). He has been serving as a jury member for UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, member of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee and Shared Heritage Committee, founding member and director of ICOMOS National Committee of Singapore, and associate member of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management. He is also a founding member and director of DoCoMoMo Macau. He serves as advisory board member of the Preservation of Sites and Monuments, National Heritage Board of Singapore.

[Image: People’s Park Complex in 1988. Image courtesy of Dr Johannes Widodo]

Event Timeline
  • The event description was updated. Diff 2015-11-17 05:39:30
Nov 27 - Dec 5, 2015
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM SGT
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People's Park Complex
Fri, 27 Nov ($16 - NUS Students) $16.00
Fri, 27 Nov ($25 - NUS Staff & General Public) $25.00
Sat, 5 Dec ($16 - NUS Students) $16.00
Sat, 5 Dec ($25 - NUS Staff & General Public) $25.00

On sale until Dec 4, 2015, 8:00:00 PM

Venue Address
1 Park Road, People's Park Complex Singapore
NUS Museum