via NUS Museum: A short course by Prof. John Miksic on the archaeology of Singapore and the Maritime Silk Route. Closing date for registration is at the end of this week (15 Dec 2019)
For generations, Singapore schools have taught pupils that Singapore was a fishing village and a pirate lair until the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. But from Professor John Miksic’s archaeological digs across various sites in Singapore’s Central Business District since 1984, we now know that this is not true and that Singapore was a thriving port with a sophisticated multi-ethnic population as far back as the 14th century. How does this change our view of Singapore? Why did Singapore rise, fall and rise again?
Over a series of six lectures, Professor John Miksic will introduce the Asian Maritime Silk Road, Singapore’s ancient history and the findings from his extensive archaeological digs, giving older Singaporeans the opportunity that current students now have to learn about pre-colonial Singapore.