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4 ways Christmas in SG was much better in the past!

Dec 19, 2014 | No Comments
4 ways Christmas in SG was much better in the past!

If you think Christmas culture in Singapore has always been about shopping presents in Orchard, this post will leave you wishing we could still have these activities from the Orchard Road of the past. We bought our Turkeys from the Orchard Road Wet Market When mum told you that you needed to get her a […]

Stories of yore @ KopiTimes: Jennifer Teo

Dec 12, 2014 | No Comments
Stories of yore @ KopiTimes: Jennifer Teo

The KopiTimes events, held over the month of November, have certainly provided a glimpse of the past for those who were present to hear stories from our pioneer generations at selected coffeeshops around Singapore. Those who shared their memories enjoyed a free cup of coffee. Our Memory Corps volunteer, Jennifer Teo, who was at all […]

Mattarians are forever: Joyce Shum

Dec 9, 2014 | No Comments
Mattarians are forever: Joyce Shum

Ms See Choon Sang began her teaching career in 1965 at Mattar Primary School from 1968 to 1971.  She had left Mattar Primary School to take up a part-time study in NUS. After her studies, she has taught in various secondary schools for 35 years and has since retired ten years ago. She is now […]

The Golden Girl of Entertainment

Dec 7, 2014 | No Comments
The Golden Girl of Entertainment

Following in the footsteps of her entertainer parents, Rahimah Rahim began her showbiz career as a child actress in 1961. After many starring roles, it is now her singing that has made her a veteran in the scene. Join rising YouTube stars Hirzi and Munah, as they discover the stories and the advice she has […]

Scary barbers in the 1950s: Yeo Hong Eng

Dec 2, 2014 | No Comments
Scary barbers in the 1950s: Yeo Hong Eng

Yeo Hong Eng’s hair-cutting experience could probably explain why most of us cry when we visit the barbers as a child. Read about his scary yet funny story of his visit to the barber in the 1950s. In the 1950s, my grandma used to take my brothers and I to Bedok Village to get hair […]

Moulding a Better Future

Nov 30, 2014 | No Comments
Moulding a Better Future

You may have seen Chong Fah Cheong’s sculptures in town, including one where boys leapt happily into the Singapore River. But did you know that the Cultural Medallion recipient was also a trailblazer for future generations of artists in Singapore? Find out more as young painter Allison Low learns how he helped mould a better […]