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The Original Bookworm: David Chong

Sep 16, 2014 | No Comments
The Original Bookworm: David Chong

Ever wonder about the man behind The Bookworm Club?  David Chong, the man whom they called Uncle Bookworm started the club in 1984. Now, a popular book series in Asia, the Bookworm club continues to get parents and children to come together as a family and think about their culture and history, as well as cultivating their bright […]

When values make heroes

Sep 12, 2014 | No Comments
When values make heroes

Singapore Unsung Heroes, which are featured in our third edition of our Newsletter is a ground up initiative that celebrates meaningful deeds by amazing people; and these deeds have inspired and motivated others to join in as well. Through the iremembersg Fund, the Singapore Memory Project hopes to empower The Singapore Unsung Heroes team in documenting memories of these heroic […]

That Pretty Maths Teacher: Mervin Ang

Sep 7, 2014 | No Comments
That Pretty Maths Teacher: Mervin Ang

Mervin Ang shares fond memories of his mentor whose professionalism and genuine care for her class had motivated him to realise the importance of priority and focus.  Mervin’s class with Mdm Ng as his form teacher As my form teacher back in my upper secondary years (2001-2002) in Ang Mo Kio Secondary, Mdm Ng Kae […]

The Songs We Sang: A Xinyao Concert

Aug 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Songs We Sang: A Xinyao Concert

Xinyao emerged from empty classrooms and simple guitar chords in the 80s—a wave of music written and sung by Singaporean youths. We draw up a chair with filmmaker Eva Tang to talk about her upcoming documentary on this cultural phenomenon. In Mandarin, it’s called 书城 (shu cheng), which translates to ‘book city’. Filmmaker Eva Tang […]

Uniquely Singapore Childhood: Chew Lian

Aug 22, 2014 | No Comments
Uniquely Singapore Childhood: Chew Lian

After watching a travelogue on TV, Chew Lian was inspired to recall her childhood: the visits to her aunt’s farm, eating pineapple slices over the drain, and keeping an ear out for the ice-cream man’s ringing bell.

Lau Par Sat Kopi Yew: Pang Cheng Lian

Aug 19, 2014 | No Comments
Lau Par Sat Kopi Yew: Pang Cheng Lian

For fifty years, a group of Singaporean first-generation immigrants has gathered daily at an informal kopi club, where Mr. Lok Chwee Khin will treat you to kopi and a chat.