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Keen to map out your family tree?

Oct 31, 2014 | No Comments
Keen to map out your family tree?

Keen to map out your family tree? The “Singapore Family History Writing Competition” is jointly organized by Genealogy Society Singapore and Singapore Memory Project, and supported by SG50 Celebration Fund.

Mr Tan Hee Chye & the good old Chinatown

Oct 27, 2014 | No Comments
Mr Tan Hee Chye & the good old Chinatown

For 54 years, Mr Tan Hee Chye called Chinatown home. It was where he played football, slept on goods his father had stored in the house, and jumped on and off speeding buses. Discover how his Chinatown has evolved right before his eyes into today’s melting pot of cultures, as told to his daughter Jie […]

The Violin by Robot Playground Media

Oct 24, 2014 | One Comment
The Violin by Robot Playground Media

Mementoes are often pieces of souvenirs that remind others of memories that they have with it, but what about the memories of mementoes themselves? With the support of the irememberSG Fund, Robot Playground Media is producing an animated film that follows a violin’s memories through 80 years in Singapore’s history as it changes owners.

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!