June: Pit Firing
July: The Dragon Kiln’s Past
The Goh brothers paid a nostalgic visit to the dragon kiln. In the early 1960s, The Goh family operated the dragon kiln before the Tan family bought over the kiln. The Goh brothers took a step back into the past and shared their treasured memories of the dragon kiln.
The structure of the dragon kiln was affected by wear and tear as well as by the heavy piling works by Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) in the vicinity.
This area is earmarked for the development of a CleanTech Park. Here are the artist impressions of the development (taken from JTC’s website).
Read JTC’s masterplan for the CleanTech Park development here, here and here. To date, the government bodies involved in this project have not been forthcoming on how the development will affect the dragon kiln. Will this historic dragon kiln be kept intact and preserved for posterity or will it be demolished in the name of economic development?
October: Kiln Repair
December: Something’s Happening!
Stay tuned for an exciting event in early 2011…
Read Retrospective Part I here
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