To commemorate 𝟱𝟱𝟬 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗜𝟮𝟬𝟬, and as part of the 𝙃𝙤 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙝 𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡, the SG50 Becoming Bishan project by the Class of 2014 will be featured on 𝟰 𝗗𝗲𝗰, 𝟮-𝟯𝗽𝗺 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲! The Ho Yeah festival is a youth initiative to highlight the lesser known social and cultural stories of the Cantonese and Hakka in Singapore, and is jointly organised by Bishan Community Club, Ning Yeung Wui Kuan (新加坡宁阳会馆), and Bishan CC Youth Club. It is supported by National Heritage Board, Our SG Fund, and various community partners.
The Becoming Bishan project was initiated by a group of Y56 students in 2015 in celebration of the community’s heritage during SG50 and as part of an effort by Rafflesians to contribute to Bishan and the wider community. It was a ground up initiative that received an outpouring of support from members of the community, including former Kampong San Theng villagers, heritage enthusiasts, and the Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng committee.
A digital version of the Becoming Bishan publication can be found on Raffles Archives and Museum virtual bookshelf and the video can be viewed at the following links:
Learn about the diverse histories of Bishan - as a sprawling cemetery for Cantonese and Hakka clan associations, a space rife with gang activity, and a violent battlefield during World War II.
Grab your free festival pass here www.hoyeahfestival.com