Singapore shaped by port-city past: Historian, The Straits Times, 31 January 2019

The Straits Times (ST) reported on President Tan Tai Yong’s IPS-Nathan lecture, which took place at Yale-NUS College on 30 January 2019. ST noted that the lecture titled ‘Singapore’s Story: A Port City In Search Of Hinterlands’, traced the changing face of Singapore’s port and its hinterland over the past 700 years and was attended by about 300 people. The lecture was President Tan’s third public lecture in a series, which started in September 2018, that takes a look at Singapore’s 700-year history as the country marks the bicentennial arrival of the British in 1819.


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