Talks and Lectures

“Vernacular Architecture of Sumatra: the Spaces and Settings of Six House Forms”. Public Talk in conjunction with “Sumatra: Isle of Gold” exhibition (28 Oct 2010, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore)

“Imagining Nanyang: Southeast Asia as Framed in Wong Kar-wai Movies”. Public Talk as part of Singapore Art Museum’s “Life of Imitation” exhibition (13 Aug 2010, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore)

“In Transit: Architecture in 1960s Singapore”. Public Talk in conjunction with “Singapore 1960” exhibition held at the National Museum of Singapore (21 Jul 2010, The Salon, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore)

“Botanic Gardens of Southeast Asia”. Bogor Botanical Gardens International Workshop 2010 (3 – 10 Jul 2010, Bogor Botanical Gardens, Bogor, Indonesia)

“Patron’s Portions: Movie Tickets from the 1980s and 1990s”. Singapore Cinemas: The Location of Film Exhibition (22 May 2010, National Library Singapore, Singapore)

“Images of Landscape: Intertextual Readings of 19th and 20th century Singapore”. Public Talk held in conjunction with The Image of Our Landscape” Exhibition, (16 Sep 2009, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore)

“Botanical Imaginations in Southeast Asia”. The Gardens’ Talk Series (17 Jul 2009, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore)

“Architecture, Merdeka and Nationalism”, University of Indonesia Faculty of Engineering Lecture Series, (17 May 2008, Wisma Dharmala, Jakarta, Indonesia)

“A History of Botanic Gardens in Southeast Asia”, (17 May 2008, Hotel Salak, Bogor, Indonesia)

“Merdeka architecture in Kuala Lumpur, 1957 – 1966”. Heritage Series organized by Sarawak Heritage Society (23 Feb 2008, Sarawak State Library, Kuching, Malaysia)

“An afternoon with Merdeka architects”. Talk + Forum held in conjunction with Building Merdeka exhibition, (8 Sep 2007, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

“Documenting Modern Architecture in Southeast Asia”. Modern Indonesian Architecture Workshop to document works of Friedrich Silaban, (13 July 2007, Bogor, Indonesia)

“The Invention of IndoIslamic Architecture in Malaya and Singapore in the 19th century”. Public Lecture for "Under the Crescent Moon" exhibition programme (30 Mar 2007, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore)

“Han Rambutan Orchard, Singapore: A Site for Overseas Chinese Place Making”. Starting Anew: Art and Art Activities in Postwar Singapore Bilingual Forum (27 Jan 2007, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore)

“Lost Without Translation”. Culture (of) Loss: a public forum in conjunction with Singapore Biennale 2006 (7 Oct 2006, National Library of Singapore, Singapore) (This forum was held in conjunction with Singapore Biennale 2006. There were 4 other speakers.).

“Rail Connections”. Associated event of artist Simryn Gill's work at the Railway Station, for the Singapore Biennale 2006 (3 Sep 2006, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Singapore)

“Hollywood movies 'set' in Singapore: from Singapore Sal to Saint Jack”. Films as Heritage: Film Making in Singapore (29 Jul 2006, National Library, Singapore)

“Ma Ge's Role in Singapore Art”. Appreciating Singapore Art IIBefore the 1970s (In Mandarin). (24 Jun 2006, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore)

“Botanical Imaginations of Southeast Asia”. Gardens by the bay design workshop (24 – 27 Mar 2006, Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore)