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Hill Street Tai Hwa Noodle: James

Feb 16, 2015 | No Comments
Hill Street Tai Hwa Noodle: James

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 […]

The Traditional Art of Nanyin

Feb 9, 2015 | No Comments
The Traditional Art of Nanyin

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 […]

An Island of Nations: Captured

Feb 6, 2015 | 2 Comments
An Island of Nations: Captured

“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: Juria Toramae

Feb 2, 2015 | No Comments
Points of Departure: Juria Toramae

“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 […]

ARTspiration: Inspiring Women through Arts

Jan 26, 2015 | No Comments
ARTspiration: Inspiring Women through Arts

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).

Earning a Medal: Malek Awab

Jan 19, 2015 | No Comments
Earning a Medal: Malek Awab

Since young, Malek Awab would rush from school, asking for early dismissal from the teacher, so that he could leave school by 3pm & sell food and drinks at the stadium during football matches. At the same time, he secretly wished that someday, he would be the one playing on the pitch for Singapore. His […]