CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED Isolated location of excavated bastion of Fort within Katong Park
UNDERLYING PROBLEM Given that Fort Tanjong Katong is on the verge of being disregarded by the public, how might we publicize its existence and promote its significance through tangible means, such that this valuable historical site will be more widely-known, especially among the Katong community, and will hopefully receive continued protection in the year 2008 and beyond?
IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF ACTION • Phase 1: Preliminary Research (April – Sept ‘08) • Determined extent of problem • Conducted survey with residents in Katong area on their knowledge of Fort Tanjong Katong • Conducted research on Fort Tanjong Katong’s historical background, recent news pertaining to it
IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF ACTION • Phase 1: Preliminary Research (April – Sept ‘08) • Conducted site survey at Katong Park • Interviewed Ms. Ang Chiean Hong, NParks Head (Bishan-Punggol), and Mr. Oh, Manager Our group at Katong Park
IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF ACTION • Phase 2: Establishing Partnerships (May – Sept ‘08) • Established Partnerships with: • Mr Lim Biow Chuan, MP for Marine Parade GRC • Mr Lim Chen Sian, Chief Archaeologist, 2004 excavation
IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF ACTION • Phase 3: Community Outreach: Set up a Website (Sept ‘08 – Apr ‘09) • Website(http://savethefort.wordpress.com)-Reach out to wider (online) community- Chronicle project’s progress- Provide updates on any new happenings