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In January, no one can miss the colourful decorations in Little India for Pongal Festival. Just last year, Pongal celebrations in Little India went on till the end of the month. This festival corresponds to the last day of the Tamil month Maargazhi to the third day of the Tamil month Thai. Renuka recollects her […]
“It made me realise how people in the past used what they had around them to remember someone. He could use his entire life, all his money, to honour Thau Yong 陶融儒乐社. I believe he did it all in remembrance of his father.” Turn up the volume to hear masterfully played Waijiang music! #sgmemory
After five months of planning and construction, the St. Nick’s girls are back with their National Day tribute SuperbaG50! Along with their finished artwork are their memories of their time as students of CHIJ. Scroll down for their individual memories below! Completed over 20 consecutive Saturday mornings by a core group of alumnae volunteers, the big bag […]
“This place was once burnt down.” Metaphorically, it was no child’s play but that was literally true for Siglap’s big fire in 1962. Today, Mr Lim’s old movie ticket is a sentimental momento that reminds him of one of Singapore’s first public housing. Farewell, the four HDB blocks of Siglap. #sgmemory
Born to an Indian father and Chinese mother, writer Shree Ann Mathavan grew up celebrating the festivals of both races. She reflects on years of Deepavali celebrations, a festival close to her father’s heart. Beyond good food, Deepavali is special to me because my father loves it so much. Even in his late seventies, he […]
We all have our favourite mama shop. When you want to buy snacks, newspapers or chat with uncle / auntie, it is just downstairs. A Marine Parade void deck space meant a lot to Hassan’s grandfather: “This place used to be a bedroom on top, toilet and a cooking place for him. Three in one.” […]