Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital and Kwong Wai Shiu Peck San Theng Heritage Trail

17 Mar, 07 Apr
2pm - 4.30pm
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Meeting Point: Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Blk A, Lobby

Discover the origins of and relationship between Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital and Kwong Wai Shiu Peck San Theng.

The trail begins at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH), one of Singapore's oldest charitable medical institutions. Founded in 1910 by a group of Cantonese businessmen, KWSH provided free medical services to poor immigrants. The hospital began operations in 1911 at 705 Serangoon Rd, taking over Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s wards there. Four of these buildings have been awarded conservation status by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, which recognises their historical significance

The tour continues at the Kwong Wai Shiu Peck San Theng. Before Bishan became the bustling town it is today, it was known as the "Peck San Theng" cemetery, which was established in 1870 by the Kwong Wai Siew federation. Over the decades, Kampong San Teng was established around the cemetery grounds. The newly set up Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng Heritage Gallery showcases the rich legacy of this area, and its community.

PLEASE NOTE: Buses will be provided for one way transport between KWS Hospital and to KWS Pek San Theng. This tour is available in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

广惠肇文史之旅:探索广惠肇留医院与广惠肇碧山亭的渊源。 这趟文史之旅先参观广惠肇留医院。它是一所于1910年由粤商倡建的百年慈善医院,隔年接手实龙岗路的陈笃生医院前院舍,为贫困的先民提供免费医疗、接生与住院服务。医院内4栋古老楼房为市区重建局保留建筑,将惠国惠民的动人史迹呈现给国人。 接着,我们将带大家到广惠肇碧山亭。碧山发展为繁华的市镇前,曾经是埋葬10万人的碧山亭坟场,约150年前由广惠肇先民创建。随着新加坡人口增加,坟场出现甘榜与学校,华人和印族同胞一起生活。新创建的广惠肇碧山亭文物馆为大家陈述这段精彩的历史。 广惠肇文史之旅有英语、华语和粤语讲解。旅行巴士将从广惠肇留医院载送大家到广惠肇碧山亭。

2pm - 4.30pm

Register Here

*Programmes registration will be available on Peatix from 5 March, 2019

705 Serangoon Rd
Singapore 328127

You May Be Interested In

- Landmark: Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
- Landmark: Peck San Theng
- Story: Bishan: Living with the Dead

Category // Tours