Haw Par Villa and national identity

An old photo of Mr Soh Ah Bay as a young man (far left) posing in front of a pagoda at Haw Par Villa, juxtaposed against a new shot of the now 90-year-old (left) by photographer Deanna Ng.
An old photo of Mr Soh Ah Bay as a young man (left) posing in front of a pagoda at Haw Par Villa, juxtaposed against a new shot of the now 90-year-old (right) by photographer Deanna Ng. PHOTOS: SOH FAMILY/DEANNA NG
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From a talk on casinos to an exhibition on photos past and present at theme park Haw Par Villa, artists and academics explore national identity through space and architecture at the LumiNation festival at The Arts House, which runs from Thursday to Sunday.

The sophomore edition of the annual festival, which is themed Building Identity this year, is held in conjunction with National Day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2019, with the headline Haw Par Villa and national identity. Subscribe