PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Green State of Singapore

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

3 Nov, Fri 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Shawn Lum

DESCRIPTION

The late Lee Kuan Yew envisioned Singapore as a City in a Garden, a green oasis for its citizens and visitors. This panel will trace the country’s greening from the early 19th century, and discuss how its economic, social and intellectual development has been shaped by its environment and location. 

FEATURING

Timothy P Barnard is an associate professor in the history department of the National University of Singapore, where he specialises in the environmental and cultural history of island Southeast Asia. His publications include Multiple Centres of Authority (2003) and Nature’s Colony (2016), and the edited volumes Contesting Malayness (2004) and Nature Contained (2014). He is currently writing a book on the history of animals in colonial Singapore.

Lena Chan

Singapore

Dr Lena Chan is the Senior Director of the International Biodiversity Conservation Division of the National Parks Board.  Her international fora involvements include being Singapore’s National Focal Point for the Convention on Biological Diversity,  a Governing Board member of the ASEAN Biodiversity Centre and a member of the Biophilic Cities Network’s Advisory Board.

Lena has published papers and book chapters on biodiversity conservation, the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity and parasitology. She obtained her Ph. D. from Imperial College. She worked on the Malaysian State Conservation Strategies from 1981 to 1987.