HistoriaSG is a lecture series that focuses on important but lesser-known aspects of Singapore history.
Look forward to lectures by Adjunct Professor Kevin YL Tan on 31 August and Dr Ho Chi Tim on 26 October, in conjunction with Semangat yang Baru, which will shed new light on Singapore’s challenges and dilemmas between the 1950s and 1970s.
Constituting a Nation
31 Aug 2023 | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level
How did the Singapore Constitution come to be and how did it take its current form? From a colony to self-government, to a state in Malaysia and then finally an independent nation, the road of Singapore’s constitutional development has seen many twists and turns. In this talk organized in conjunction with the Founders’ Memorial’s pilot exhibition – Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit – constitutional law expert Prof Kevin YL Tan takes you through some of the ups and downs of this journey.
$5 per ticket. Registration at https://hsg-constitutinganation.peatix.com
Image: Entrance to the Singapore Constitution Exposition, 1959. Courtesy of the National Archives of Singapore.