Join us for a special tour of Emerald Hill, organized and curated by OH! Open House, an art and heritage trail that explores neighbourhoods by taking guests to view art in unorthodox spaces.
Discover the story of Emerald Hill through secret tours, art, and performances in homes and private spaces. Emerald Hill, a former nutmeg plantation, is a perfect illustration of the relationship between botany and commodities that circulate the Empire. But there is a dark side too. Scientific exploration exists alongside exploitation of new lands. Valuable crops are stolen, smuggled, and monopolised. The colonial still haunts us. Explore, collect, and piece together your very own story of Emerald Hill in 19th century Singapore.
The tours will be guided by alum Amelia Abdullahsani (GS'02).
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 11am or 3:30pm (each tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours)
Location: Emerald Hill. The meeting point at Chatsworth International, at the Emerald Hill entrance. Address is 37 Emerald Hill Road
Tickets: $20 for members, $28 for guests and non-Columbia members
Due to space constraints, each tour is capped at 8 participants. Buy your tickets early to reserve your spot!
- Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour for registration and security purposes.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as this is a walking tour. Please wear removable shoes as we will be entering private residences. An umbrella would also be handy - rain or shine, the show will go on.
- There will be no restroom breaks or public restrooms.
- Please RSVP by buying a ticket for your preferred time. You will not be able to purchase tickets at the door. No refunds.