HERITAGE RESEARCH

 

CLAN ASSOCIATIONS

Cultural Heritage of Singapore's over-100-years-old Kinship-based Clan Associations

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (2019 - 2021)
WITH CO-INVESTIGATOR DR LIN CHIA TSUN

This research focuses on the intangible cultural heritage of 11 century-old kinship-based clan associations in Singapore  (e.g., festivals, customs, rituals). This research also hopes to glean insights from stakeholder perspectives on the success factors and challenges which would impact the continuity of the clan. 

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HISTORIC PLACES OF WORSHIP

Integrating Heritage in Singapore's Urban Development: Research on Historic Places of Worship in Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, and Tanjong Malang

CO-INVESTIGATOR (2017 - 2018)
WITH PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR DR VIVIENNE WEE

Worked closely with key stakeholders from 14 historic places of worship to understand and strengthen strategies for heritage conservation and community engagement:

 

​CHINESE TEMPLES

  1. 準提宫 Cundhi Gong

  2. 客属八邑福德祠望海大伯公庙 Fook Tet Soo Hakka Temple / Hock Teck See Temple / Wang Hai Da Bo Gong)

  3. 普陀寺 Poo Thor Jee

  4. 都城隍庙 Seng Wong Beo Temple / Du Cheng Huang Miao

  5. 仙祖宫/紫云庙 Siang Cho Keong

  6. 天福宮 Thian Hock Keng

  7. (Former) 庆德楼 Kheng Teck Whay Temple / (current) 玉皇宫 Yu Huang Gong

  8. 粤海清宫 Yue Hai Ching Temple

  9. 海唇福德祠 Fuk Tak Chi

CLAN ASSOCIATIONS

  1. 新加坡中山海洲会馆 Chung Shan Hoizou

  2. 林氏大宗祠九龙堂 Lim See Tai Chong Soo Kiu Leong Tong

  3. 岡州会馆 Singapore Kong Chow Wui Koon

  4. 应和会馆 Ying Fo Fui Kun

CHURCH

  1. 卫理公会直落亚逸礼拜堂 Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church

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Chinese Temples in the Earliest Areas of Singapore Settled by Chinese Migrants: Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, and Tanjong Malang

CONFERENCE PRESENTER (2019)

Wee, Vivienne, Lynn Wong, & Chua Ai Lin. “Chinese Temples in the Earliest Areas of Singapore Settled by Chinese Migrants: Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, and Tanjong Malang”. Paper presented at the Chinese Temples in Southeast Asia Conference, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 28 February – 1 March 2019.

Ritual Adaptations on Telok Ayer: Liturgical Negotiations in a Chinese Temple and a Methodist Church

INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER (26 JUNE 2020)

Article published in CoronAsur: Religion and COVID-19, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/20331-23/

Singapore's Historic Sites of Worship: Communities in a Changing City

CO-AUTHOR (2 SEPTEMBER 2020)

Chua, Ai Lin, Lynn Wong, Fauzy Ismail, & Loh Pei Ying. 2020, September 2. “Singapore’s historic sites of worship: Communities in a changing city”. Web resource available at:

https://tinyurl.com/shs21siteskontinentalist

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DISAPPEARING FESTIVALS

Reviving Qixi – The Forgotten Seven Sisters’ Festival in Singapore

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (2020 - 2022)
WITH CO-INVESTIGATOR MR LEE KOK LEONG

This bilingual publication will be the first to extensively document an important traditional Chinese festival in Singapore which has faded into history around the 1970s - the Seven Sisters' Festival. Extremely invaluable will be the presentation of fresh,

first-hand oral accounts from relevant and living stakeholders directly involved in the Seven Sisters' Festival - hence

filling a huge gap in past scant research on this topic.

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ASEAN & JAPAN

Youth & Culture: Voices from 11 Countries

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (2018)

Interviewed youth leaders, facilitators, and homestay families from 10 ASEAN countries and Japan about the best practices and challenges related to preserving cultural heritage in their country. 

Chinese Diaspora in ASEAN:

Youth Perspectives

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (2018)

Interviewed youth leaders of Chinese descent from Indonesia, Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia, Brunei, and Thailand about their personal stories and cultural practices related to the Chinese diaspora.