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As Good as Gold

Dec 14, 2017 | No Comments
As Good as Gold

A wander through the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio might lead you to stumble upon one of Singapore’s last great jewellers. Learn about Mr Yeung’s story and how he chanced upon the goldsmith profession. At first glance into the premises of Da Kwong Jewellery, you might hesitate to part with your ring. Mr Yeung spends […]

On a Mission to Preserve Singapore’s Memories

Dec 7, 2017 | No Comments
On a Mission to Preserve Singapore’s Memories

Over the past 50 years as a tour guide, Mrs Geraldene Lowe-Ismail has walked all over Singapore collecting stories from people and places, and sharing them with others. It is her way of preserving Singapore’s history, heritage and memories. It was a tomb that looked like any other until tour guide, Mrs Geraldene Lowe-Ismail, took […]

Witnessing History in the Making on the Screen

Nov 30, 2017 | No Comments
Witnessing History in the Making on the Screen

When Mr Fadzlillah Fadzil took on a job at the television station as technician in 1964, he thought he had stepped into an exciting industry with a future. Instead, he bore witness to some of the most historic moments in Singapore history, recording the images and sounds that would inspire, inform and entertain generations of […]

The Golden Age of Electronics Manufacturing

Nov 23, 2017 | No Comments
The Golden Age of Electronics Manufacturing

Dozens of large companies from the United States, Japan and Europe came to Singapore in the 1970s and ’80s to set up manufacturing facilities. As a result, they created thousands of jobs and invested millions of dollars in the local economy, driving Singapore’s nascent manufacturing sector. One Singaporean, Tan Boon Hock, recalls his experience working […]

TV Looks Back

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments
TV Looks Back

The first television programme to hit Singapore’s airwaves was a 15-minute documentary, ‘TV Looks at Singapore’, broadcast on 15 February 1963. More than half a century later, two veteran broadcasters – and old friends – look back at the early days of broadcasting in Singapore. Passersby hurry by, staring at their mobile phones. But at […]

Time Ticks On

Nov 9, 2017 | No Comments
Time Ticks On

Tucked away in a corner of the sleepy Tanjong Katong Complex is Mr Goh Seng Moh’s K2 Watch Company. A local maker and mender of watches, Mr Goh has been involved in his family’s trade since the age of 12. The weekend crowd at K2 watch company. Image Source: C. Goh It is 3pm on […]