Shedding light on S’pore River’s past

Shedding light on S’pore River’s past
A light display called "From the Belly of the Carp" projects coloured images of carp on to the surface of the Singapore River.

The Singapore River lit up over the weekend with a display of its history, as part of the National Heritage Board’s Singapore HeritageFest.

The light projection and cultural performances showed how life along the river used to be, through iconic characters such as the orang laut (sea gypsies), samsui women, professional letter writers, coolies and merchants.

This is the 12th edition of the Singapore HeritageFest and, to date, the longest-running. The festival began on April 17 and ends today.


This article was first published on May 18, 2015.
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