Malay Pioneer Series: Women in Action

28 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Various public library venues
Opening hours is dependent on the specific library location

Date: 28 May - 1 July 2018
Central Library, Promenade Space, Level 7

Date: 2  – 31 July 2018
Venue: Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Level 1

Date: 1 – 31 August 2018
Venue: Tampines Regional Library, Level 2 Main Entrance

Date: 3 – 28 September 2018
Venue: Jurong Regional Library

Date: 1 - 31 October 2018
Venue: NUS-YALE Library

Admission: Free 

Set between the late 1920s and 1970s, Women in Action recovers the history of the Malay women’s movement, which has largely been forgotten in recent memory. It features the political rallies, beauty pageants and pulp magazines of the period, which allowed for ideas around female emancipation and modernity to take hold amidst transformations in local society, and developments in post-war Malayan politics.



Last Modified: 3 July 2018