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A Uniform That Defined His Life

Jul 21, 2017 | No Comments
A Uniform That Defined His Life

To Mr Gopala Krishnan, wearing the policeman’s uniform was a privilege – one he had for a rewarding career that spanned 28 years. He shares his story of keeping law and order back when the streets of Singapore were a far more complicated place. Fanning out a stack of black and white and coloured photographs, […]

From Chalkboard to Laptop: A 35 Year Polytechnic Journey

Jul 7, 2017 | No Comments
From Chalkboard to Laptop: A 35 Year Polytechnic Journey

When Mr Chan Yeow Hwee first started his job as a teaching assistant in 1982, the buildings of Ngee Ann Polytechnic were small, boxy and plain. Today, they have been replaced by laboratories, air-conditioned classrooms and cultural centres. Polytechnic education has also evolved and Mr Chan was there to witness it. Every day, thousands of […]

Digital to Analog

Jun 29, 2017 | No Comments
Digital to Analog

Microfilm, an archiving material, is made to stand the test of time. Mr Samuel Ong’s quest to preserve the past began decades ago, when he took a leap of faith from making shoes to microfilming. To keep up with technological advances that are threatening the analog-based industry, he said it all boils down to embracing […]

Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Jun 23, 2017 | No Comments
Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Mr Johari is both a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher. Starting out with only an ‘O’ Level certificate, he racked up other qualifications along the way, all while teaching full-time. Even as a retiree, he has not left school — he continues to nurture the next generation as a part-time school counsellor. Armed with […]

My Father, The Hawker

Jun 17, 2017 | One Comment
My Father, The Hawker

The brightly coloured fried dough fritters known as Indian rojak is much loved by Singaporeans. For Sabeek Mohamed Yusof, however, the dish is also a reminder of his father and the work his father put in to make the food that helped feed thousands of people over the decades. Mention Indian rojak (“mixed” in Malay) […]

Red Dot Stories

Jun 15, 2017 | One Comment
Red Dot Stories

Embark on a journey into the lives of our people as they reminisce about yesteryear and reveal their dreams of tomorrow. The Singapore Memory Project presents Red Dot Stories, a series of videos and blogposts featuring the stories of people who have witnessed significant cultural, political and social developments in Singapore. All rich in experiences […]