HistoriaSG: Will Pragmatism Undermine Singapore’s National Identity?

The Salon,
Level 1
2.30pm – 3.30pm
$5 per ticket includes light refreshments.
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Will Pragmatism Undermine Singapore’s National Identity?
Sat, 17 Aug | 2.30pm – 3.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

The Singapore model of development and governance has often been described and celebrated as pragmatic. In this talk, Kenneth Paul Tan will discuss the ways in which the Singaporean nation-building project has been served by pragmatism, how it can be undermined by a debased form of pragmatism, and what dystopian futures we might expect if that happens.

Limited spaces available. $5 per ticket includes light refreshments. Visit for registration.

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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