Visit to a Private Collection & Talk on Shiwan Ceramics
3pm Saturday, 3 November 2018
Venue Address to be Advised
SEACS members are invited to visit Ng Seng Leong’s home and his private collection of Shiwan ceramic pieces, where visitors will learn more about his prized collection (free of charge) and collecting stories over a cup of tea at this special SEACS members-only event.
About Ng Seng Leong
Former SEACS member Ng Seng Leong was the well-regarded General Manager of Insurance Corporation of Singapore (ICS) in the 1990s. (Author John Naisbett included Seng Leong amongst those he thanked in his mega-bestseller Megatrends Asia: Eight Asian Megatrends That Are Reshaping Our World, 1997.)
Seng Leong’s collecting passion is Shiwan (named after the town of their origin in Guangdong, China). He and his extensive collection were featured in a “Lifestyle” section article in the Straits Times (July 2017), where he revealed that he had “been interested in oriental history, and ceramics go hand in hand with this area of study.”
Seng Leong became enthralled with ceramics after viewing a Southeast Asian ceramics exhibit at the then-University of Singapore’s museum in 1967 when he was a first-year social science student. He is so passionate about collecting that he even spent two years after retirement taking a Chinese refresher course in order to read the relevant Chinese texts on ceramics and history.
This event is strictly limited to SEACS members. This SEACS members-only event will begin promptly at 3pm and end at approximately 5pm. Space is limited so attendees must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 26 October. Confirmations and the venue address will be sent by return mail and strictly on a first-come first-serve basis.