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“One day, I brought back two hand grenades. I didn’t know they were explosives, I assumed they were toys.” His father yelled at him upon his shocking discovery. Till this day, 82-year-old Maswood remembers vivid details about the Japanese Occupation.
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It was a massive event like no other, where Singaporeans took to the streets and boogied the night away. Former SAFRA Assistant Director Bernard Law, known fondly to his colleagues as “The man behind Swing Singapore”, reflects on the party that made its mark on the nation. This is his personal account. I have warm […]
Not everyone could afford school but playing with his neighbours sent an important message to Kenneth Sim: “The children of today have much less time to play and learn through playing, especially life skills… we need to build cohesion and also a broader mind.”
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From boisterous jumping and running games, to hush-hush games that required strategic thinking, many of us could not get enough of them as children. But more than just fun, these old-fashioned school games were a wonderful way to bond and build friendships. Chen Xinmin shares her memories.
Those who had lived in kampongs would know that life there was not all idyllic. Sometimes, danger lurked just outside your door. Luckily for Ms Lelavathi, her neighbour was there to help. Watch Ms Lelavathi’s story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s memories in our KopiTimes series. #GreatestGift #sgmemory
Singapore Memory Project Honours Generation of Older Singaporeans with New Exhibition 56 year-old Teo Khai Seng had a difficult childhood growing up, earning a meagre monthly salary of $40 as a child labourer in a plastics factory with only a day’s leave every month. Mr Teo took on two jobs as a butcher and an […]