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Once Upon an Island - Book launch
Once Upon an Island - Book launch

Fri, 10 Nov


Main Foyer @ The URA Centre

Once Upon an Island - Book launch

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Time & Location

10 Nov 2023, 5:00 pm

Main Foyer @ The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069118

About the event

It's finally here! Join us for the book launch of Once Upon an Island - Images of Singapore (1950-1980) through the lens of Dr. Ivan Polunin which will take place at the main foyer of the Singapore City Gallery, level 1 of The URA Centre. This book features close to 1,000 never before seen images of Singapore's past from Dr. Polunin's photographic and film archives.

We have prepared a nostalgic evening where you will get to:

  • Meet the editorial team and family of Dr. Ivan Polunin
  • Enjoy some bites and refreshments
  • Witness the launch ceremony of the book
  • Watch rare footage of Singapore from the 1950s-1980s
  • Purchase the book and get it signed (Hardcover $60 - Cash/PayNow)
  • Pre-order fine art prints of photographs featured in the book


Google Maps:

Nearest MRT: Maxwell (TEL), Chinatown (DTL), Tanjong Pagar (DTL)

The Main Foyer @ The URA Centre is located opposite of Air View Building

We look forward to seeing you there!


  • 30 minutes

    Enjoy childhood snacks, sweets, satay & ice cream

  • 10 minutes

    Welcome and introduction

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