Former islanders to share Tekong tales

About 200 photos of the islands will be displayed at the talks and donated to the NHB. Sharing their stories and photos from when Tekong comprised two separate islands will be former residents (from left) Ho Kim Hong, Loo Geuang Fiyau and his brother
Sharing their stories and photos from when Tekong comprised two separate islands will be former residents (from left) Ho Kim Hong, Loo Geuang Fiyau and his brother, Mr Lea Guan Chong. Mr Ho wrote a book in 1993 about the island’s history and its religious rituals and temples. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
About 200 photos of the islands will be displayed at the talks and donated to the NHB. Sharing their stories and photos from when Tekong comprised two separate islands will be former residents (from left) Ho Kim Hong, Loo Geuang Fiyau and his brother
About 200 photos of the islands will be displayed at the talks and donated to the NHB. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
About 200 photos of the islands will be displayed at the talks and donated to the NHB. Sharing their stories and photos from when Tekong comprised two separate islands will be former residents (from left) Ho Kim Hong, Loo Geuang Fiyau and his brother
About 200 photos of the islands will be displayed at the talks and donated to the NHB.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Recruits undergo weapon-handling training with the SAR21 rifle at the Singapore Armed Forces Basic Military Training Centre on Pulau Tekong. Closed to the public since 1987, the island is now a permanent military base used for the training of new nat
Recruits undergo weapon-handling training with the SAR21 rifle at the Singapore Armed Forces Basic Military Training Centre on Pulau Tekong. Closed to the public since 1987, the island is now a permanent military base used for the training of new national servicemen.ST FILE PHOTO

Memories, photos and maps to feature in talks on the rich heritage of the island

When he was a child living on Pulau Tekong Kechil, Mr Loo Geuang Fiyau had to take a sampan to the "main island" if he wanted to buy groceries. But he was not talking about mainland Singapore.

Before land-reclamation efforts merged them in the 1990s, Pulau Tekong Kechil - or "small Tekong" - was an 89ha island separate from Pulau Tekong Besar, or "big Tekong".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2018, with the headline 'Former islanders to share Tekong tales'. Print Edition | Subscribe