SHC contributes to the Singapore Special 2015 Edition of Condé Nast Traveller

Mr Jeya Ayadurai, Director of SHC was interviewed about Fort Canning Hill

Milestones of Singapore's history


Singapore History Consultants Pte Ltd and its associate company, Journeys Pte Ltd, are delighted to announce that we have been featured on the Singapore Special 2015 Edition of Condé Nast Traveller. A total of three articles, namely ‘Women & Vice: A Walking Tour of Chinatown & Geylang’ (p. 42), ‘Rise of the Lion’ (p.  46) and Fort Canning Hill, 1859 (p. 124) were published with inputs from Mr Jeya Ayadurai, a historian and also the Director of The Changi Museum, Journeys Pte Ltd and the Singapore History Consultants Pte Ltd.

‘Women & Vice: A Walking Tour of Chinatown & Geylang’ (p. 42) gives tourists a sneak peek into the tour, Secrets of the Red Lantern™ conducted every Friday evening from 6.00pm – 8.30pm by Journeys Pte Ltd. Travel back to 19th-century Singapore and listen to the stories of the day-to-day lives of prostitutes unfold at the present-day shophouses which once were brothels, opium dens and even a slave-trading house. Then bus across and venture with us down the streets and alleys of Geylang where entertainment, in its rawest form, is still practised today.* Due to the nature of the content, only those aged 18 years and above are allowed on this tour.

Interested to find out the milestones that made Singapore what she is today? The ‘Rise of the Lion’ (p. 46) is the article for you! It summarises a total of nine milestones in Singapore’s history, beginning in 1819 with Sir Stamford Raffles’ discovery of Singapore, all the way to 2015 where Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence in August.

In the last article, head back to the 14th century and uncover the history of Fort Canning Hill. Previously named Bukit Larangan or ‘Forbidden Hill’, the hill is also the site of the Battlebox, where Lieutenant General Percival made the fateful decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese in World War II. For more fascinating snippets, please refer to ‘Fort Canning Hill, 1859’ (p. 124).


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