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Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Jun 23, 2017 | No Comments
Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Mr Johari is both a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher. Starting out with only an ‘O’ Level certificate, he racked up other qualifications along the way, all while teaching full-time. Even as a retiree, he has not left school — he continues to nurture the next generation as a part-time school counsellor. Armed with […]

My Father, The Hawker

Jun 17, 2017 | One Comment
My Father, The Hawker

The brightly coloured fried dough fritters known as Indian rojak is much loved by Singaporeans. For Sabeek Mohamed Yusof, however, the dish is also a reminder of his father and the work his father put in to make the food that helped feed thousands of people over the decades. Mention Indian rojak (“mixed” in Malay) […]

Red Dot Stories

Jun 15, 2017 | One Comment
Red Dot Stories

Embark on a journey into the lives of our people as they reminisce about yesteryear and reveal their dreams of tomorrow. The Singapore Memory Project presents Red Dot Stories, a series of videos and blogposts featuring the stories of people who have witnessed significant cultural, political and social developments in Singapore. All rich in experiences […]

Teo Yew Chiat: Sky is the Limit

May 27, 2016 | One Comment
Teo Yew Chiat: Sky is the Limit

Since he was a little child, Mr Teo Yew Chiat loved everything related to aeroplanes. The 81-year-old aviation buff fondly remembers the first model plane he had received from his cousin – a tiny four inch rusty toy plane which ‘fell from the sky’, as his older cousin had him to believe. His cousin had introduced model planes […]

Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 2)

May 20, 2016 | No Comments
Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 2)

Previously, we shared snippets of the Tai Thean Kew Circus from Adele Wong’s book “Life Beyond the Big Top”. In this Part II, Adele shares her thoughts and feelings towards writing this book which is so closely related to her family’s history. YY: Hi Adele, can you tell us more about yourself? Adele: I just […]

James: Childhood Days at Jln Bukit Ho Swee

May 20, 2016 | No Comments
James: Childhood Days at Jln Bukit Ho Swee

This is an entry contributed by one of our heritage bloggers, Mr James Seah. He talks about his childhood living in Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. These old photos of Blk 9 (above) and Blk 7 (below) at Jalan Bukit Ho Swee were taken over 50 years ago by the Facebook friends and shared on this […]