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Exhibition (de)Tour: Medicinal Herbs by Ng Kim Chuan (Singapore), gardener, NTU Community Herb Garden; with introduction of Quadra Medicinale Singapore by Khim Ong (Singapore), Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes, NTU CCA Singapore

12 Jan 2019, Sat 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
NTU CCA Singapore and NTU Community Herb Garden

Registration required via Peatix:
*This programme will be conducted in Mandarin.

Programme will start at NTU CCA Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road and end at NTU Community Herb Garden, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue near Jalan Bahar Gate. One-way transportation from NTU CCA Singapore to NTU is provided.

In conceptualising Quadra Medicinale (2009), Jef Geys asked local collaborators to identify plants that grew on the street, and to research their potential medicinal or beneficial properties. The NTU Community Herb Garden is dedicated to the cultivation of such plants and is home to more than 300 species of tropical plants and herbs with medicinal properties. Ng Kim Chuan founded the Garden in 2009, together with a small group of volunteers consisting of staff, students, and members of the public, to serve as a charitable resource of medicinal herbs for the poor and the needy. Ng will give a tour of the Garden, with the assistance of Lee Jin Long, NTU student, and share his knowledge and work surrounding these medicinal herbs, especially as alternative treatments for cancer and chronic illnesses.


A public programme of Jef Geys Quadra Medicinale Singapore

Image caption: Courtesy NTU Community Herb Garden.