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Mr Lai Quoquan aka the ‘Tok Tok Man’

Oct 20, 2014 | No Comments
Mr Lai Quoquan aka the ‘Tok Tok Man’

In the old days, Mr. Lai Quoquan aka ‘Tok Tok Man’ would walk the streets for 14 hours daily; serving up delicious noodles to hungry Singaporeans who answered his melodious rapping. Now watch him take a walk down memory lane with Jiahui, as he dishes out first-hand insights on how we used to eat, way […]

Sarong Island, the tourists’ Isle: Chor Seng

Oct 14, 2014 | No Comments
Sarong Island, the tourists’ Isle: Chor Seng

Mun Chor Seng shared his experience of visiting Sarong Island, Singapore’s first tourist isle in 1967. It lay just off Pulau Blankang Mati, which is now known as Sentosa Island.

Syaira and her mother-in-law’s love of baking

Oct 13, 2014 | No Comments
Syaira and her mother-in-law’s love of baking

Many years ago, Rukaiyah’s mother taught her to make traditional kuih using just coal. Along the way, she discovered how Kuih Bahulu once served to strengthen bonds between villages. Now, she’s doing some bonding with her daughter-in-law Syaira – herself a successful baker, as she teaches her more about the history of kuihs here!

Song of Spinning Wheels: Daniel Gwee

Oct 10, 2014 | No Comments
Song of Spinning Wheels: Daniel Gwee

Daniel Gwee remembers the joy and pride of owning a brand-new Raleigh bike — and how its spinning wheels and bright bell were music to his ears.

Shooting Selfies with Keepsakes

Oct 7, 2014 | No Comments
Shooting Selfies with Keepsakes

Join photographer Zinkie Aw as she guides you on how to shoot selfies with your favourite keepsakes like your first concert ticket, favourite soft toy or even a gift from a loved one! Bring along your favourite keepsakes and smartphones and have fun posing and shooting!

Our Dearest Grandmama

Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments
Our Dearest Grandmama

Back in those days, Holly’s grandmother loved watching actors dance on screen while dating her husband-to-be. Little did she know that her granddaughter, ex MTV-VJ Holly Grabarek would one day be in show business too!