The Nanyang Spirit Through The Years: People, Progress and Productivity Audio-Tour

Event Date 06 May 2023 (Sat), 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue Meeting point: Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Building, NTU (College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Building); Ending point: Nanyang Auditorium
Organiser NTU History (Email :  Tel/Fax : 98624641)

Event Info

The Nanyang Spirit Through The Years: People, Progress and Productivity audio tour explores the seven-decade history of the land that the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) sits on today through examining the heritage of seven sites imbued with legacies from the past.

When Nantah opened its doors in 1956, the three overlapping circles of its emblem represented “People, Progress, and Productivity”. With the subsequent formation of the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI) in the 1980s and its evolution into Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today, have these values perpetuated through the years? How did the Nantah of 1956 transform into the NTU we know today? Can Nantah even be viewed as NTU’s predecessor, or were they two disparate entities linked together by the constructed Nanyang Spirit?

We explore seven sites around NTU’s campus, chosen as gateways to investigate the change and continuities in Nantah, NTI, and NTU’s history. Hear the stories behind these sites and oral history accounts from the people who once lived, played and studied here, and unpack what the Nanyang Spirit encompasses by sketching out the various strands connecting NTU’s heritage over its many iterations throughout its seven decades of history. What does the Nanyang Spirit mean to you?

Before signing up for the tour, please note the following: 
1. The tour will be hosted online. Please charge your phones and earphones before attending our tour.  There will be student helpers to guide you from location to location and be there to answer any questions you may have. 
2. The Tour is not sheltered. Please bring  an umbrella or raincoat in case of inclement weather
3. There will be a lot of walking involved, including going up and down the stairs. Participants should bring water and wear comfortable covered shoes. The tour is also not wheelchair friendly.
4. The tour is narrated in English, with some Chinese oral history interviews. A fully-translated English version is available.

The meeting point for the tour will be the foyer of the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Building, NTU (48 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639818). Please contact Phoebe at 98624641 for queries!

We look forward to seeing you!

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