Mr KAO Aaron

Aaron joined the Archaeology Unit as Research Officer. He majored in painting and received his diploma (as the top graduate from the school of Fine Art) from Lasalle SIA College of The Arts in 1999. As a scholarship recipient, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree (with Distinction) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003. He has always had a keen interest in military history, especially the coastal fortifications of Singapore, and was introduced to Singapore Archaeology when he joined the Fort Serapong dig in 2006. That experience exposed him to the world of archaeology and his interest blossomed to encompass the pre-colonial history of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Apart from doing fieldwork, Aaron also applies his Fine Art training as illustrator for the Archaeology Unit. He has since participated in numerous excavations in Singapore including the National Art Gallery, Victoria Concert Hall, Indian Heritage Center, Adam Park, Bukit Brown, Cathedral of Good Shepherd, and Stamford Road (SMU). He is also part of the AU team for ISEAS’s Phnom Kulen project in Cambodia.

Email: aaron_kao@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: 68704557