Stories of the Sea

Join artist Hazel Lim, one of the artists whose work was featured in Rediscover Telok Ayer, a collaborative project by LASALLE College of the Arts and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, as she journeys through the Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre with its custodians.

Spanning generations and countries, the stories and memories of the Indian Muslim community in Singapore formed the basis of her work. This video is a brief glimpse into lives and times the Indian Muslim community in Singapore, who also made Telok Ayer their home. It is also a reminder of common starting points that all Singaporeans can relate to, through the eyes of our forefathers.

About Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre

The Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre (NDIMHC) is located at 140 Telok Ayer Street, in the historic Chinatown area. Originally know as the Shahul Hamid Durgha, it was designated a national monument in 1974 and reopened in May 2011 as the NDIMHC, showcasing Indian Muslim culture, diaspora and heritage. The Centre provides an intriguing and education experience for all while depicting the rich culture of the Indian Muslims in the region.

About the Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s land use planning and conservation agency. We strive to create an endearing home and a vibrant and sustainable city through long-term planning and innovation, in partnership with the community. As the main government land sales agent, we manage the sale and development of State land to support planning, economic and social objectives. In shaping a distinctive city, URA also promotes architecture and urban design excellence. Visit for more information.

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