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KopiTimes: The Fall of Singapore

Aug 31, 2015 | No Comments
KopiTimes: The Fall of Singapore

“One day, I brought back two hand grenades. I didn’t know they were explosives, I assumed they were toys.” His father yelled at him upon his shocking discovery. Till this day, 82-year-old Maswood remembers vivid details about the Japanese Occupation.

Watch Maswood’s story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s memories in our KopiTimes series. #GreatestGift #sgmemory

Swing SG: Street Party For All

Aug 28, 2015 | No Comments
Swing SG: Street Party For All

It was a massive event like no other, where Singaporeans took to the streets and boogied the night away. Former SAFRA Assistant Director Bernard Law, known fondly to his colleagues as “The man behind Swing Singapore”, reflects on the party that made its mark on the nation. This is his personal account. I have warm […]

KopiTimes: Lessons Beyond the Classroom

Aug 27, 2015 | No Comments
KopiTimes: Lessons Beyond the Classroom

Not everyone could afford school but playing with his neighbours sent an important message to Kenneth Sim: “The children of today have much less time to play and learn through playing, especially life skills… we need to build cohesion and also a broader mind.”

Watch Kenneth’s story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s memories in our KopiTimes series. #GreatestGift #sgmemory

90s Childhood Games Remembered

Aug 25, 2015 | No Comments
90s Childhood Games Remembered

From boisterous jumping and running games, to hush-hush games that required strategic thinking, many of us could not get enough of them as children. But more than just fun, these old-fashioned school games were a wonderful way to bond and build friendships. Chen Xinmin shares her memories.

KopiTimes: Down the Well

Aug 24, 2015 | No Comments
KopiTimes: Down the Well

Those who had lived in kampongs would know that life there was not all idyllic. Sometimes, danger lurked just outside your door. Luckily for Ms Lelavathi, her neighbour was there to help. Watch Ms Lelavathi’s story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s memories in our KopiTimes series. ‪#‎GreatestGift‬ ‪#‎sgmemory‬

GGOG Exhibition – Life Stories

Aug 24, 2015 | No Comments
GGOG Exhibition – Life Stories

Singapore Memory Project Honours Generation of Older Singaporeans with New Exhibition 56 year-old Teo Khai Seng had a difficult childhood growing up, earning a meagre monthly salary of $40 as a child labourer in a plastics factory with only a day’s leave every month. Mr Teo took on two jobs as a butcher and an […]