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We live out new memories, with the passing of everyday. Most are fleeting, while some remain close to our hearts. These memories anchor our lives. More importantly, they are for keeps, to cherish. Instead of letting them slip away, let’s take this opportunity to celebrate these milestones and preserve our 10 most precious moments. Not […]
Beneath the veneer of gentrification, Tiong Bahru’s old charms lie in waiting. Diane Wong stumbles upon an upholstery business still doing things the charming old way. My earliest memories of Tiong Bahru come from my primary school days, set in one of those four-storey flats that are so iconic today. Sometimes, my girlfriends and I, instead […]
Childhood snacks are a delicious way to relive the nostalgia and memories of one’s past. Growing up in Toa Payoh, my sister and I would spend our afternoons with our domestic worker, Aunty Melanie. When I was eight, and my sister six, Aunty Melanie would wait to walk us through void decks to where our […]
An unexpected blackout leads Wesley Leon Aroozoo to appreciate the resourcefulness of his grandmother. When there’s a black out at home, life comes to a halt. Without electricity, we become helpless like cavemen trying to re-ignite fire. I can’t imagine living back in the days when there was minimal or no electricity. My grandmother, Susan Pereira, brought […]
Just as more of us take to reading on our electronic devices, so our relationship with books has evolved. Memories of exchanging books with friends, or selling and buying used books at Far East Plaza are fading fast. Before they are gone forever, why not share your stories of the simple joy of reading with […]
The art of building birdcages is well and alive in the quiet corners of HDB estates. One of the first things you see when you enter my home is the furniture my father has built. Look closer and in the corner there hangs a birdcage. The cage is a piece of art, with a base […]