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Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 2)

May 20, 2016 | No Comments
Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 2)

Previously, we shared snippets of the Tai Thean Kew Circus from Adele Wong’s book “Life Beyond the Big Top”. In this Part II, Adele shares her thoughts and feelings towards writing this book which is so closely related to her family’s history. YY: Hi Adele, can you tell us more about yourself? Adele: I just […]

James: Childhood Days at Jln Bukit Ho Swee

May 20, 2016 | No Comments
James: Childhood Days at Jln Bukit Ho Swee

This is an entry contributed by one of our heritage bloggers, Mr James Seah. He talks about his childhood living in Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. These old photos of Blk 9 (above) and Blk 7 (below) at Jalan Bukit Ho Swee were taken over 50 years ago by the Facebook friends and shared on this […]

Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 1)

May 13, 2016 | One Comment
Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 1)

The idea to work on the documentation of Tai Thean Kew Circus came to Adele Wong during one of the social memory classes she had attended in National University of Singapore. She reached this epiphany that her grandparents’ experiences as acrobats in her great-great-grandfather’s circus was a unique story to a particular group of people […]

Singapore, Very Old Tree

May 6, 2016 | No Comments
Singapore, Very Old Tree

In the spirit of SG50 celebrations last year, a series of community memories driven projects were introduced under the Past Forward showcase supported by the Singapore Memory Project. One of them is Singapore, Very Old Tree. The memories of trees in Singapore were given a fresh breath of life through the stunning visual exhibition curated […]

Infographics: Stamp Collecting Hobby

Apr 22, 2016 | No Comments
Infographics: Stamp Collecting Hobby

Stamps were first introduced in Singapore in 1854. Collecting and trading stamps was a popular and inexpensive hobby which valued the variety of subject matter depicted, and revealed details about history, heritage, culture and values. This series of colourful infographics by the Singapore Memory Project features an introduction to stamp collecting and a historical timeline of postage stamps […]

Salleh: LKY meets Suharto

Apr 18, 2016 | No Comments
Salleh: LKY meets Suharto

In commemoration of the  first year anniversary of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s passing, we share a memory by Salleh Sariman on his personal encounters with the late Mr Lee during the aftermath of the bombing of the MacDonald House which claimed the lives of three people and injured at least 33 others in 1965. This is his story. Although this event took […]