They arrived here as immigrants, at different times and different eras, some seeking fortunes while others against their will. As sojourners then settlers, Indians helped build the foundations of modern day Singapore. Their legacy remains imprinted not just along the streets that line our country, but also within the spirit of the community. This is the untold tale of Singapore’s Indians.
Ishvinder Singh’s talk will explore the concept of a shared heritage through the Sikh imagery that is realistically captured by Bukit Brown Cemetery and in other sites in Singapore, why it should be saved and how it re-connected the speaker to his Singapore heritage.