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ARTspiration: Inspiring Women through Arts

Jan 26, 2015 | No Comments
ARTspiration: Inspiring Women through Arts

Who were our pioneering foremothers who paved new frontiers for women in Singapore? How did women, in the field of arts, challenge social norms to make their mark in Singapore’s history? Join us for this interactive talk and fun-filled art session suited for the whole family presented by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO).

Earning a medal: Malek Awab

Jan 19, 2015 | No Comments
Earning a medal: Malek Awab

Since young, Malek Awab would rush from school, asking for early dismissal from the teacher, so that he could leave school by 3pm & sell food and drinks at the stadium during football matches. At the same time, he secretly wished that someday, he would be the one playing on the pitch for Singapore. His […]

When Toa Payoh was the ‘in-thing’

Jan 16, 2015 | No Comments
When Toa Payoh was the ‘in-thing’

Undoubtedly, Singapore has a special place in everyone’s heart. No matter how proud we are of Singapore today, we would always let slip the nostalgic atmosphere we have here to our friends and family, hoping they would share the same sentiments as ours. Our irememberSG Facebook Page has been the platform for everyone to share […]

A Grandmother’s Love with Rena Lee

Jan 13, 2015 | No Comments
A Grandmother’s Love with Rena Lee

Facing parents who disapproved, Mdm. Teow Keow Lan eloped to Singapore with her husband-to-be. Years later, tragedy struck. He passed away when she was just 29, leaving her to fend for six children. Watch as Mdm Teow recount those difficult years to granddaughter Rena Lee, and also her sagely advice for Rena’s recent marriage. Is […]

Supermarkets in the 60s: James

Jan 12, 2015 | No Comments
Supermarkets in the 60s: James

Fitzpatrick’s supermarket during Christmas in the 60s. Photo credit: James Seah How many of us could remember about the modernised supermarket shopping concept in Singapore, the first-ever Cold Storage and Fitzpatrick’s (no longer in business in Singapore now)?

Celebrating Tradition with Parimala

Jan 5, 2015 | No Comments
Celebrating Tradition with Parimala

Every festive season, Parimala would throw open her doors, welcoming visitors with some tasty home cooked meals. During each visit, her young nephew Ram would pick up many delightful tidbits about Indian traditions. Now, listen in as she imparts to him various Indian cultural practices, as well as values important to today’s youth. Is there […]