The full title of this session is Some Comparative Thoughts on Heritage Activism in Hong Kong, Penang and Singapore.

The three ex-British port cities have seen extensive urbanization and reurbanization in the past few decades. How have the government, businesses, civil society, local communities, and foreign stakeholders negotiated the conservation of heritage in very different postcolonial contexts? How is history deployed and contested over in the making of heritage? What kind of heterotopias are heritage places in the globalizing Asian postcolonies?


Dr Daniel PS Goh is Assistant Professor at NUS Sociology. He studies colonialism, postcolonialism, multiculturalism, urbanization, and Christianities, all centered around his obession with the question, “what is the state?” He co-runs the e-journal s/pores (

This talk is part of Activist Care Centre, a fundraising programme of Post-Museum to mark the closing of the current premises [].

Please RSVP as seats are limited.
Entry by donation to Post-Museum Fund (suggested $10).