Singapore University of Technology and Design

SUTD: New campus has antique structures donated by Jackie Chan

This ancient Chinese opera stage (left foreground) is one of Hong Kong action movie star Jackie Chan's gifts to the Singapore University of Technology and Design's new campus in Somapah Road.
This ancient Chinese opera stage (left foreground) is one of Hong Kong action movie star Jackie Chan's gifts to the Singapore University of Technology and Design's new campus in Somapah Road.ST FILE PHOTO

Students and staff of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) moved into a new permanent campus in Somapah Road in Simei earlier this year.

Among the unique features are four ancient Chinese timber structures presented by Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan.

The two antique houses, pavilion and Chinese opera stage from the Ming and Qing dynasties have been restored to their original glory by a team of craftsmen from Suzhou, China, and are used as teaching or recreational spaces.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2015, with the headline 'New campus has antique structures donated by Jackie Chan'. Print Edition | Subscribe