Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre

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The Indian Heritage Centre launched its fourth special exhibition this evening, From the Coromandel Coast to the Straits: Revisiting Our TamilHeritage, presenting fresh perspectives of the history and identity of the Tamil community in Singapore and the region, along with the annual Indian Heritage Centre CultureFest.

 

Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre

 

From the Coromandel Coast to the Straits: Revisiting Our Tamil Heritage, and Indian Heritage Centre CultureFest 2019 were launched by guest of honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. 

 

Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre

The exhibition will show Tamil connections with Singapore and the region from as far back as the 11th to 13th centuries, and will also trace 200 years of the Tamil community’s presence, history, culture, and contributions here.

Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre
Indian Heritage Centre CultureFest 2019 celebrates the rich intangible cultural heritage of the Tamils, and uncovers the nuances and lesser-known facts that contribute to the Tamil identity, through both traditional and contemporary art forms and programmes.

 

Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre

L-R: Mr Kenneth Lim, Director, Travel Agents & Tourist Guides, Singapore Tourism Board; Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, Chairman, Indian Heritage Centre Advisory Board; Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance; Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, Chairman, National Heritage Board; Ms Chang Hwee Nee, Chief Executive Officer, National Heritage Board; Ms Trudy Loh, Director, Heritage Institutions, National Heritage Board.

 

Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre

 

To capture the breadth and depth of Tamil heritage, From the Coromandel Coast to the Straits brings visitors on a journey in two parts: the first explores the connections between Tamils of the Coromandel Coast and Southeast Asia from pre-modern times, presenting fresh interpretations that suggests these links with Singapore date as far back as the 11th to 13th centuries.
Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre
The second part delves into the history of the Tamil community in Singapore, tracing 200 years of their presence, history and culture here. It also highlights the community’s contributions, in the areas of commerce and industry, philanthropy, education, infrastructure and more.

 

Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre

 

Indian Heritage Centre curator Nalina Gopal giving an introduction of From the Coromandel Coast to the Straits: Revisiting our Tamil Heritage to Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance.
   Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre
From the Coromandel Coast to the Straits: Revisiting our Tamil Heritage will run till 30 June2020; and the Indian Heritage Centre CultureFest 2019 will take place on 23 to 24 November, and 30 November to 1 December. For more information, please click Here
 
Discover facets of tamil heritage at the indian heritage centre
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