SDE50 Pulau Ubin Kampong Tour

30 March

Alumni, staff and students from NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE) took a short escapade from mainland Singapore to join the SDE50 Pulau Ubin Kampong Tour on 30 March.

Led by Associate Professor Tan Beng Kiang ('83), Associate Professor Johannes Widodo and student guides from Department of Architecture, the group of 21 visited a Chinese and Malay kampong houses, Ah Ma Drink Stall, an abandoned quarry and a prawn pond.

The 21 attendees were able to re-live stories of what life was like on Pulau Ubin. During the visit to the Ah Ma Drink Stall, they learned how an elderly lady was able to continue her independent lifestyle on Pulau Ubin, at the drink stall that is designed and built by NUS Architecture students.

The group also visited the traditional Malay kampong houses at Kampong Sungei Durian that were documented by NUS Architecture students in an elective module led by Assistant Professor Imran Bin Tajudeen ('04).

“The tour was very informative and educational, we enjoyed it very much. It gave us a deeper understanding of the history and transformation of this little island, and life on the island was brought to life with the sharing of real life stories from the residents there,” said Ms Ngo Sie Yin ('04).

Participants of the tour also donated to the SDE Development Fund, which was created in conjunction with SDE’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2019. The SDE Development Fund will further SDE’s efforts to create a resilient future through funding the upcoming SDE precinct, as well as advancing the development of SDE staff and students.

Upcoming Event: SDE50 Gala Dinner
Date: 2 October 2019, Wednesday
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, Central and West Ballrooms
Bookmark SDE’s 50th anniversary microsite sde.nus.edu.sg/SDE50 for updates!

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