Singapore's rich pre-colonial history to be showcased

National Museum exhibition for bicentennial to shed light on bustling trade from 1600 to 1819

The exhibition aims to shed light on how Singapore was already well connected to the region and world prior to the arrival of the British East India Company.
The exhibition aims to shed light on how Singapore was already well connected to the region and world prior to the arrival of the British East India Company.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The National Museum of Singapore will roll out a key exhibition showcasing the country's rich historical heritage to commemorate the bicentennial next year.

The exhibition - tentatively titled "An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600-1819" - will be staged at the museum's Stamford Road location in the second half of next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore's rich pre-colonial history to be showcased'. Subscribe