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A large part of my growing up years was spent at Novena Church, (officially known as Church of St Alphonsus), that iconic church at Thomson Road. I started making weekly visits when I was 7, when my father took me along for the Saturday novena sessions. Five years on, I joined its youth group, Vine […]
Local food-lovers are fans of the “Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle”, commonly known as “bak chor mee” (translated as “minced pork noodle” in Hokkien). But does anyone know how they rose to prominence? Read James Seah’s account of documenting the shop’s humble beginnings. Mr Tang Chay Seng’s father. Photo credit: James Seah Mr Tang Chay […]
Following the School of the Arts’ (SOTA) showcase of Remembering Rochor, the students under its tutelage have gone above and beyond exploring traditional arts in Singapore. In this next collaboration effort with the Singapore Memory Project, Danielle Ong, a Music graduate from SOTA, re-discovers her roots via a classical music redolent of her ancestral history […]
“Island Nation” is a documentary project by Captured, comprising Edwin Koo, Juliana Tan and Zakaria Zainal, that captures the stories of Singaporeans who once lived on the southern islands of Singapore. The exhibition will take place between April and June 2015 at the National Library Building and is part of Singapore’s 50th National Day celebrations. […]
“Points of Departure” – an exhibition of photographs, stories and installation art works – brings together the forgotten and the unfamiliar in the hope of making the past less foreign. The exhibition will take place during April 2015 at National Library Building and is part of the SIngapore Memory Project’s SG50 celebrations. Assortment of boats seen at […]
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).