New Indian Heritage Centre exhibition looks at pre-colonial history of Tamils in Singapore and the region
SINGAPORE - Asked to think of a Tamil Singaporean pioneer, many would probably name businessman Naraina Pillai, who came to Singapore with Stamford Raffles in 1819.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Ms Nalina Gopal, the exhibition's curator, said that Tamils have had a"continuous, uninterrupted connection" here since the pre-modern era.
Among them is a magnificent 12th-century bronze statuette of Nataraja - the classic dancing form of the Hindu deity Siva.
Missionary William Colenso had come across the country's native Maori people using the bell fragment as a cooking pot in 1841.
Visitors can virtually rotate the computer-simulated models of two of the stone's fragments by touch. The models were done in collaboration with a Singapore-based firm, based on rubbings of the two lost pieces from 1848.Read more: The Straits Times
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