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Ken Kwek: Homegrown Movie Magic

May 29, 2015 | No Comments
Ken Kwek: Homegrown Movie Magic

Growing up as a teenager and watching local films inspired Ken Kwek to become a filmmaker in Singapore. Looking back, he says he was moved not only by the films themselves, but by the people who made them too. I was 15 years old when Eric Khoo made his first movie, Mee Pok Man. By […]

GGoG: Moments in Time by Mr Mun

May 25, 2015 | No Comments
GGoG: Moments in Time by Mr Mun

Remember that historical day in 1963? TV finally came to Singapore! This video that you watch contains vintage photos and videos by Mr Mun Chor Seng. “As Singaporeans, we must have our collection… I feel it is my duty as a Singaporean to document the history of Singapore.”   Special thanks to Mr Mun Chor […]

Rewind/Remind Film Festival

May 23, 2015 | 4 Comments
Rewind/Remind Film Festival

Hooray! The Rewind/Remind Film Festival by the Singapore Memory Project has finally been launched! On Saturday evening, Minister Lawrence Wong, filmmakers and guests from all walks of life streamed into the National Library Building for the private première of local films commissioned by the irememberSG fund. We share happenings of that night! Response for the public screenings of […]

Romantic Comedies: A Singaporean Twist

May 22, 2015 | No Comments
Romantic Comedies: A Singaporean Twist

The current local film scene is an eclectic mix of Jack Neo crowd pleasers and art house prize winners. Yet, once upon a not-so-distant time, our celluloid screens were dominated by coming-of-age films which signalled the growth of our nascent film industry. Whoever said romance is dead in Singapore has probably never witnessed Adrian Pang […]

Patsy Ng: Life before Economic Boom

May 20, 2015 | No Comments
Patsy Ng: Life before Economic Boom

Ms Patsy Ng is currently an expatriate working in Hong Kong. As a Singaporean born in 1956, Patsy has come a long way: she is part of the generation that rode on the whirlwind of economic growth as Singapore developed itself into a world-class city that it is today.

GGoG: Head Above Water

May 18, 2015 | No Comments
GGoG: Head Above Water

The stench was repugnant in the 1970s. No special tools, he cleaned the filthy Singapore River: “With my bare hands, of course!” For those who remember the massive clean-up, 77-year-old Mr Othman Bin Elias was part of those ‘in action’, transforming the landscape to the modern nation we know today. His weathered hands is a testimony […]