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 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 pandemic 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 and Current Events

Singapore Heritage Festival 2020 – “Grandfather Stories” by Shawn Seah

Seah Peck Seah’s image is featured in this article on Seah family history, along with other images, including photos from the Singapore Seah Clan Association

2020 marks 70 years of the founding of the Singapore Seah Clan Association. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a range of planned celebratory cultural and food activities, including my talk on Seah family history, had been cancelled.

Luckily, the National Heritage Board organised the first digital Singapore Heritage Festival. The Singapore Seah Clan Association and I are delighted to be a small, little part of this inaugural digital festival.

In a photoessay entitled “Grandfather Stories”, I reflect on… the importance of local “grandfather stories”. You can read “Grandfather Stories” here. Thank you for reading, and your support.

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