A Splendid Little Colony: British Singapore 1819 - 1963


Artefacts from Fort Canning, on display at the National Museum Singapore


Pieces of pottery, shards and beads, excavated from the Fort Canning area and on display at the National Museum Singapore. These have been dated to the 14th century and identified as originating in China.

The newly renovated museum has adopted a progressive approach, its display arrangements allowing for freedom of choice as to which historical narrative a visitor can pursue. This does not restrict one to the official story of the past, but instead provides a multi-perspective approach to viewing history. The museum has also incorporated the findings of numerous archaeological excavations that have proven the island’s vibrant heritage as a trading port stretching back some 700 years.


A Splendid Little Colony: British Singapore 1819 - 1963 | Singapore




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