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KopiTimes: Letters from the Heart

Jul 6, 2015 | No Comments
KopiTimes: Letters from the Heart

He delivered letters to his wife daily in the 1960s – he, a postman and she, the recipient of letters on behalf of the whole kampong. Watch this story and stay tuned for our new KopiTimes series, as The Greatest Gift of a Generation returns with more of our pioneer generation’s memories. #GreatestGift #sgmemory

Our PE Lessons, Through the Years

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments
Our PE Lessons, Through the Years

Physical education lessons have always been a big part of school life for Singaporean children. How have PE lessons changed over the last few decades? Take a walk down memory lane with Alywin Chew as he shares memories of the exercises and games he played. Back in the 1990s when I was in secondary school, I […]

KopiTimes: 30 Flavourful Stories

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments
KopiTimes: 30 Flavourful Stories

30 cups of kopi, 30 flavourful stories. We ask our pioneers: What was a memorable time of your life? Look out for them in the upcoming KopiTimes series. They could be friends, relatives or strangers you see sitting in the kopitiam. Support leh! Special thanks to all the pioneers for making this video possible. #‎GreatestGift #sgmemory

A Championship Title To Remember

Jun 26, 2015 | No Comments
A Championship Title To Remember

Remember the amazing win at the 1994 Malaysia Cup finals? Football fan and writer Lim Weixiang tracks down national player Steven Tan to recount those moments in an interview session. The year I took my PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) was in 1994. It was also the year Singapore won the Malaysia Cup. In fact, […]

Simi Kopitiam: DIY Food Tour

Jun 26, 2015 | No Comments
Simi Kopitiam: DIY Food Tour

At every screening of Simi Kopitiam, we’ve been asked and asked for a list of addresses to all the great kopitiams name-checked in the film!  Well, here they are!  Remember, if you go on a food tour of your own from this or the Old Friends foodies’ list, do tell us all about it. Please send your […]

The Young and the Brave

Jun 24, 2015 | No Comments
The Young and the Brave

The Young and the Brave showcases Past Forward projects that give voice to the kind of stories that are often too easily brushed aside in the national conversation. It is presented by the irememberSG fund and the Singapore Memory Project. Let’s set forth and discover a new side of Singapore through fresh eyes at the […]