About Campaign

ends 26 Oct 2020, 11:59 PM
From November 2019, some 3,400 households that are selected for SERS in Tanglin Halt will start moving out of the neighbourhood to newly constructed residential apartments in Dawson and Margaret Drive. To mitigate the adverse impacts of relocation and displacement on individuals, volunteers from My Community have started collecting stories and old photographs from the residents and mapping their deep-rooted social connections since 2018. This will help low-income families, individuals with disabilities and elderly residents to adjust to their new surroundings as they rely greatly on community-based social networks.

Their stories will be preserved at the permanent My Queenstown Museum, located at Block 30A Margaret Drive, so as to forge a sense of familiarity in the new environment. Our volunteers, who have previously forged their communal networks, will reconnect these elderly residents with their old friends and help build new social ties through programmes in the new museum. Both approaches attempt to recreate the strong sense of community in Tanglin Halt and ensure residents lead meaningful and fulfilling lives in their twilight years.

My Queenstown Museum is the Singapore's first community museum where residents take the front seat in the planning and co-curating of programmes and exhibitions, managing the day-to-day operations and funding its space.

We believe that My Queenstown Museum represents the start of a more inclusive approach to arts and heritage.

About the Charity

My Community is a non-profit organisation which conducts community-based participatory research and heritage assessments; establishes community museums, archives and libraries; organises participatory programmes and guided tours; and co-create community architecture and urban spaces. We seek to preserve our social memories, celebrate our shared culture and heritage and champion greater community involvement in cultural management and urban governance.

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