Great news over the weekend! The dragon kilns at Jurong are given a new lease of life! At the press conference on Saturday, the National Heritage Board announced that the lease for both Thow Kwang and Guan Huat dragon kilns will be extended for three years with the possibility of renewal for another two terms.
For the past two years, the fate of Thow Kwang dragon kiln has been uncertain. The development of the CleanTech Park next door has been fast and furious, and week by week we saw its encroachment evidenced by the diminishing lush green that surrounds the kiln.
This move by the National by Heritage Board is a recognition of the heritage value of Singapore’s last remaining dragon kilns. The lease renewal will definitely spark new creativity and life, as now Thow Kwang is able to make long-term plans to conduct more community arts programmes.
Posted by Carolyn Lim