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     - Asian Civilisations Museum receives S$5 million gift






     - 203 buildings in Syed Alwi Road area to be conserved



     - Hua Song Museum opens at Haw Par Villa




  A new CD compilation of songs by four popular local bands of the 1960s - The Thunderbirds, The Cyclones, Naomi & The Boys and The Crescendoes - will go on sale for about S$22 in stores here on 13 Nov 2002. The compilation is a 4-CD box set called Treasures From The Past. (Straits Times 8 Nov 2002) (L4)

Chinatown Heritage Centre opened in July 2002 at 48 Pagoda Street Singapore 059207

Admission charges S$8 (adult) S$4.80 (child)

  The new Internal Security Department (ISD) Heritage Centre was opened yesterday. Besides artefacts, such as political banners and bombs, the museum showcases storyboards on security threats like communism and espionage and on ISD operations. While the centre is mainly for training security officers and, therefore, closed to the public, it will allow visits from student leaders of junior colleges, polytechnics and universities, said Home Affairs Minister WONG Kan Seng yesterday. Home Team officers, teachers and other civil servants can also visit the centre, situated at Onraet Road, off the Whitley Road section of the Pan Island Expressway. (Straits Times 21 Mar 2002) (3)