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#TakeAgainSG is a fun and nostalgic social photography project that wants you to recreate those old photos hidden in your drawer. As we grow older, our surroundings change, but our memories don’t. We hope this project will help bring back fond memories of the times we spent with our family and friends, the childhood games […]
“Besides playing computer games, I hope that children now will learn how to appreciate old traditional games such as Tikam. These simple games can stimulate our minds and improve our handicraft. These are very useful skills for our lives.” “What is Tikam?” you might ask. Watch Sum Chee Hoe’s story and stay tuned for more […]
There’s a saying that disasters often bring out the best in man. It rang true for Letchmanan who assisted with the rescue operation after the collapse of the New World Hotel: “To see all the different races coming together as Singaporeans was a pleasant surprise.” Watch his story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s […]
That island south of Singapore: “It had its own hospital, outdoor cinema and restaurants.” It was more than 50 years ago but Siti Salimah still remembers growing up in Pulau Bukom, until she relocated to mainland Singapore when she was 12. Watch her story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s memories in our KopiTimes […]
One afternoon before Hari Raya in the 60s, Rapiah stood at the entrance of her kampong home in Geylang, feeling helpless, under the heavy rain and flood around her: “I looked down to see my pots with ketupat missing. I looked again and saw my other pots float and ‘swim’ away.” Watch Rapiah’s story about […]
In its cinematic heyday, Singapore was considered the Hollywood of the East. As our film industry of today continues to attract a mixture of local and international audiences, we still ask the same big question: Just who are we making films for?