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GGoG: A Good Turn by Mr Low

Apr 20, 2015 | No Comments
GGoG: A Good Turn by Mr Low

Have you ever had that déjà vu moment when something told to you was validated years later? For Mr Low Ngian Woo, the Latin phrase “Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno” was exemplified by his Teochew father at his childhood home in Toa Payoh. It was this undying belief that helped him built trust among […]

Bobby: King of Joo Avenue

Apr 19, 2015 | 2 Comments
Bobby: King of Joo Avenue

As Singaporean homes downsized in the 1970s to HDB flats, so did dogs. Bobby, a handsome mixed mongrel, was the king of Joo Avenue — perhaps the last of a generation of pet dogs who had the freedom to roam. In 1978, the Housing Development Board (HDB) issued a firm edict to pet-owners in flats: […]

Seeding the idea of SuperbaG50

Apr 15, 2015 | No Comments
Seeding the idea of SuperbaG50

The alumni of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School returned to their former school to relive the experiences they have shared, from the days when they were at Victoria Street, till the time they moved to the current campus at Ang Mo Kio. Presently, they have embarked on an irememberSG project to mark SG50, and bond with students, teachers, […]

GGoG: Through Thick and Thin

Apr 13, 2015 | No Comments
GGoG: Through Thick and Thin

It was in a house off Orchard Road, 1970s: “Eating at the table was a bit of a drama for me… because everybody would ask everyone else to eat. Father, mother, grandfather, sister… have your meal. By the time I asked everyone to eat, they’d finished and left the table. I’m still sitting there.” These […]

April exhibitions: Home where the heart is

Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments
April exhibitions: Home where the heart is

For the Home’s exhibition in April, some of the project artists have explored the subject of our home as a place carved out of memories, while others like BuiltinSG and Points of Departure made homes a more nebulous and expansive concept around the public, iconic buildings or waterfront spots. If home is where the heart […]

GGoG: The Heart’s Promise

Apr 6, 2015 | No Comments
GGoG: The Heart’s Promise

Remember feeling jittery on the day you exchanged your marriage vows? For over 1200 couples, Mdm Phang Koei Hiong was there to calm their nerves and act as a confidante – faithfully and enthusiastically. She is a one of the most popular wedding solemnisers from The People’s Association. When reflecting on couple unions then and […]