Guided Tour of Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia 1500-1900


Kristang culture is undeniably tied to the sea and the enterprising spirit of our forefathers. What was life like during that time? From which lands did people sail from to trade their goods, skills, and culture? Learn about how port cities such as Singapore, Batavia, Bombay, Calcutta, Canton, Manila, and Nagasaki have made world history, through artefacts that represent the local people's perspective on life and livelihood during the period of 1500–1900.

On 16 Feb (Thu), we will be led by docents from the Asian Civilisations Museum around the exhibition Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia. Look forward to stories and artefacts from a time when trade and migration accelerated cross-cultural communication and had a lasting impact on culture in Asia.

Transportation (optional)

Courtesy of the Asian Civilisations Museum, there will be 2 free shuttle buses to pick up and drop off participants from either of the following locations:
  • Clementi MRT Exit B bus stop
  • Paya Lebar Square pick-up point (next to Paya Lebar MRT)
Please meet at 4:45 pm at either of the above locations if you have booked a seat. After the event, you can also take the same shuttles at 6:45 pm from the Museum to either location.

NOTE: If you would like to book a seat on either shuttle bus, please let us know via Peatix or message Fran at 81610720. If you have reserved tickets for people other than yourself, please don't forget to ask if they need a seat on the shuttle bus too!


In support of the Kodrah Kristang initiative and in the lead up to the first ever Kristang Language Festival (Festa di Papia Kristang) on 20–21 May 2017, the Asian Civilisations Museum has very kindly offered to host a guided showcase of the history of Asia's port cities.

Cover image by Kennie Ting
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Thu Feb 16, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555 Singapore
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place. Take Exit H. The Asian Civilisations Museum is a scenic 5 minute walk away, along the river and across Cavenagh Bridge.
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