Thank you for visiting this page. It covers past and upcoming events, e.g. book talks, lectures, and seminars.

Upcoming/Planned Events

For 2020, I was originally planning a joint event with a government agency and a clan association in Singapore. I was also working with Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookstore to have a book talk on Saturday, 9 May 2020. I was also initially working with the kind people of Friends of the Museum to have a Friday Night Lecture at the ACM, on Friday evening, 29 May 2020.

However, because of the current COVID-19 situation, some or all of these events will be postponed. This is in the interests of everyone’s health and safety.

I will update everyone accordingly when the situation has turned for the better. In the meantime, stay safe, healthy, and calm. Thank you very much for your kind support!

Exciting Past Events

Sharing Stories with Volunteers on 17 January 2020

Friends of the Museum (FOM) invited me to give a talk to their volunteers at URA Centre, near Peck Seah Street. I shared several stories of Chinese pioneers in Singapore—Seah Eu Chin, Seah Liang Seah, and their contemporaries such as Sir Song Ong Siang and Tan Jiak Kim, the grandson of Peranakan philanthropist Tan Kim Seng.

Speaking to hardworking and dedicated museum volunteers at URA Centre

Dedicated museum volunteers are unsung heroes who devote their time and effort to promote history and heritage in Singapore. Thank you.

To get a glimpse into events held in 2017, 2018, and 2019, please visit this Events page instead ( or A Big Thank You ( As always, thank you for your kind support.

Shawn Seah