Growing up in Keong Saik: Author’s Tour by Charmaine Leung

Take a walk with Charmaine Leung, author of 17A Keong Saik Road, down memory lane, and revisit Keong Saik of the 1970s.

Having grown up in a shophouse on Keong Saik Road when it was a prominent red-light district, Charmaine recollects the stories of the place and its people then. These include her personal accounts of the ma jies, the pei pa zais ('little pipas' in Cantonese), and the dai gu niangs(‘big ladies’ in Cantonese).

Meeting Point: Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple at Keong Saik

*Kindly arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour as the tour will begin on time.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along a bottle of water.

Electronic or printed ticket(s) must be presented in order to join this tour.

Please take note of the following:

  • Once all tour slots are filled, we do not accept walk-ins.
  • We do not accept cash payment.
  • No refund/exchange of tickets is allowed under any circumstance except for tour cancellation.
  • The tour may be partly or totally cancelled due to inclement weather or for other reasons affecting the tour. Participants will receive a full refund in the case of tour cancellation.
  • By agreeing to join the tour, each participant shall be responsible for any injury, loss of damage due to carelessness of other actions on his/her part or that of children under his/her charge.

For more enquiries, please email NHB_SHF@nhb.gov.sg.

  • The event description was updated. Diff#241271 2017-04-21 03:34:09
Wed May 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM SGT
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73 Keong Saik Road, S 089167
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73 Keong Saik Road, S 089167 Singapore
Meeting Point: Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple at Keong Saik
Singapore Heritage Festival 2017