Sungei Road Market: A Future For Street Culture Heritage? / The Substation Theatre / 18 June 2017 

A panel discussion organised by the Singapore Heritage Society and The Substation.

Speakers: Prof Tay Kheng Soon, Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu, Faiz Bin Zohri.

Moderator: Dr Chua Ai Lin.

Does an organic street market like Sungei Road Market have any place in modern Singapore? On 11 July 2017, Sungei Road Market will be shut down after over 80 years as a secondhand market. With more than 200 vendors, it is the city’s largest collection of flea market stalls, and is Singapore’s only permanent outdoor market and the only free hawking zone where no licences or stall rentals are required.

Since the announcement of its impending closure, many Singaporeans of all ages have been expressing their feeling for the Market, in their blogs and social media, through photography, video and art projects, as well as signing petitions.

This panel discussion will explore what Sungei Road Market means in terms of social memory, tangible and intangible heritage, public space, urban life, modernity, as well as ways of envisioning the future for Singapore’s street culture living heritage.

 

Full event details: www.facebook.com/events/857667264398650

Video Documentation

Dr Chua Ai Lin:

Does an organic street market like Sungei Road Market have any place in modern Singapore? On 11 July 2017, Sungei Road Market will be shut down after over 80 years as a secondhand market. With more than 200 vendors, it is the city's largest collection of flea market stalls, and is Singapore's only permanent outdoor market and the only free hawking zone where no licences or stall rentals are required.This panel discussion, moderated by Dr Chua Ai Lin, president of Aingapore Heritage Society, will explore what Sungei Road Market means in terms of social memory, tangible and intangible heritage, public space, urban life, modernity, as well as ways of envisioning the future for Singapore's street culture living heritage.

Posted by Singapore Heritage Society on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Prof Tay Kheng Soon “Singapore’s Modernisation without Modernity”:

Sungei Road Market: A Future for Street Culture Heritage? Speaker Prof Tay Kheng Soon — "Singapore's Modernisation without Modernity"Tay Kheng Soon is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at NUS.

Posted by Singapore Heritage Society on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu “Diversity in the Cityscape”:

Sungei Road Market: A Future for Street Culture Heritage? 2) Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu — "Diversity in the Cityscape"Laavanya Kathiravelu is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Posted by Singapore Heritage Society on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Faiz Bin Zohri “A Concept Plan For Robinson Petang 2.0”:

Sungei Road Market: A Future for Street Culture Heritage? 3) Faiz bin Zohri – "A concept plan for Robinson Petang 2.0"Faiz Bin Zohri is a practicing landscape architect.

Posted by Singapore Heritage Society on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mr Koh Eng Khoon, Chairman of the Association For The Recycling Of Second Hand Goods:

Sungei Road Market: A Future for Street Culture Heritage? Speaker Mr Koh Eng Khoon, chairman of the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods.

Posted by Singapore Heritage Society on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Q&A Session:

Sungei Road Market: A Future for Street Culture Heritage? Panelist discussion with public.Moderator Dr Chua Ai Lin and Speakers Prof Tay Kheng Soon, Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu and Faiz bin Zohri.

Posted by Singapore Heritage Society on Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Photo and video credits: Singapore Heritage Society & JJ Wong