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William Farquhar, Singapore's Unsung Hero? A Literary Walk - 20 July
Singapore
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William Farquhar, Singapore's Unsung Hero? A Literary Walk - 20 July Price: S$70 / ticket This year's Bicentennial commemorations have brought Farquhar and his contributions back into sharper focus. Often eclipsed by his erstwhile friend and colleague Sir Stamford Raffles — at last in the public conscience — his diligence and experience certainly contributed greatly to Singapore's early success. Accompanied by Nadia Wright*, author of "William Farquhar and Singapore: Stepping out from Raffles’ Shadow," we will tour three of the new historical gardens at Fort Canning Park. Although previous landmarks in Singapore named after Farquhar such as Farquhar Street, Mount Farquhar and Farquhar's Strait, have all disappeared, today we have a Farquhar Garden to honour him. He also established a spice plantation and the first Botanic Garden, experimenting with the cultivation of pepper, coffee, spices and cotton. Although Farquhar was following Raffles' orders, the success of these gardens owed much to his keen interest in natural history. We will also visit three of Farquhar's descendants' tombstones before proceeding to the National Museum where we will view the Farquhar collection of natural history drawings at the Goh Seng Choo Gallery. Nadia's book on Farquhar will be available for purchase at the end of the tour and she will be honoured to sign one for you! *Nadia is a historian living in Melbourne, Australia and is the author of "Respected Citizens: The History of the Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia," and "The Armenians of Penang." She also co-authored "Vanda Miss Joaquim: Singapore’s National Flower" and "The Legacy of Agnes & Ridley," and has published a variety of other scholarly articles.
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Jane's Tours
Off the Beaten Track
We pride ourselves in offering out of the ordinary tours (some walking, some by bus, some a mix!) and other events with an emphasis on the heritage, history, and culture of our "little red dot" of an island. We have a wonderfully professional, committed team who work hard to ensure that the interesting parts of our small but magical island are introduced to residents and visitors alike.
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