The film ‘Living and working in the far east: Singapore Telegraph station’ is part of the PK150 Connected Collections Project, produced by research interns Nadia and Jasmine, alongside a webpage: pk150singapore.wordpress.com. The webpage and film aim to study how telegraphy impacted the Far East in the colonial era.
Students Nadia and Jasmine wanted to explore Eastern Asia and Singapore in particular, because its diverse community was a good example. As a former British colony, it was once a melting pot, the Singapore telegraph cable connected Europe, India, Oceania islands and eastern Asia. Yet, the history of the telegraph station is less investigated, hence the project aims to provide a platform for people to access information about the Singapore Telegraph Station.
The film below highlights topics and finds that will be discussed on the website.
Header image: Eastern Telegrah Co, Lmtd Singapore. Photo from History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communication. As shown the buildings entrance was right next to the sea.
Authors: Jasmine Lau and Nadia Rodrigues
Nadia is doing a Phd in Heritage of Portuguese influences, University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Jasmine is a recent graduate of Archaeology at Exeter University and is about to start a MA in Museum Studies at Manchester University.