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Fun in the H-shaped school: Nee Chang

Nov 21, 2014 | No Comments
Fun in the H-shaped school: Nee Chang

Mrs Leong studied at Bukit Ho Swee East Primary (BHSEPS) at Jalan Bukit Ho Swee from 1964 to 1968. During that time, BHSEPS was an English stream school and also shared the canteen with the Bukit Ho Swee West Primary School (BHSWPS), a Chinese stream school. Read more about her school’s unique structure and the activities that Mrs […]

Life in Seraya Crescent: Suffyan Safi

Nov 18, 2014 | No Comments
Life in Seraya Crescent: Suffyan Safi

Suffyan shares his mother’s childhood memory of living in Seraya Crescent and her experience of watching Singapore’s First Grand Prix behind her house.  It was the 19th of February 1968. My mum was looking forward to her first ‘motorbike’. She had always wanted it as her birthday gift. When her parents bought it for her, […]

Revisiting their Peranakan Roots

Nov 17, 2014 | No Comments
Revisiting their Peranakan Roots

Growing up as one of the 13 kids in a Peranakan household, it was no surprise that Mrs. Joyce Foster has a keen sense of taste and love for cooking. Now, after exploring diverse backgrounds across various roles, her son, Paul Foster revisits his roots. Watch as she shows him all about the Peranakan culture, […]

An adventure to school: Treena Clark

Nov 11, 2014 | No Comments
An adventure to school: Treena Clark

It didn’t matter if the junior colleges that Treena Clark wanted to study in involved travelling across the border from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Pagar. She just wanted to make full use of her good results from O Levels. It didn’t matter, I didn’t know better. All I had to do was to get across […]

St John’s Island’s Chalets : Tan Mei Jun

Nov 11, 2014 | No Comments
St John’s Island’s Chalets : Tan Mei Jun

Tan Mei Jun shared how her family used to make yearly trips to the chalet at St John’s Island in the early 90’s before the government chalets on top of the hill transformed into a fishing R&D facility utilised by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore today. It was a mammoth task to plan […]

Visit us at the Singapore Art Book Fair!

Nov 7, 2014 | No Comments
Visit us at the Singapore Art Book Fair!

‘What’s keeping the team behind irememberSG so busy lately?’ you might ask. Well, we are preparing to go offline and hit it big with the crowd in the upcoming Singapore Art Book Fair that will be held at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Gillman Barracks. This former military camp will host contemporary art […]