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After watching a travelogue on TV, Chew Lian was inspired to recall her childhood: the visits to her aunt’s farm, eating pineapple slices over the drain, and keeping an ear out for the ice-cream man’s ringing bell.
For fifty years, a group of Singaporean first-generation immigrants has gathered daily at an informal kopi club, where Mr. Lok Chwee Khin will treat you to kopi and a chat.
We wonder of our fellow train passengers: who are you? Where are you going? Ms. Lai Ah Eng shows us how her family tree has stretched its branches by passing through the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.
Mr. Eric Lim’s parents have spent fifty years loving and being loved. Despite being polar opposites, they believe that simplicity is the key to the longevity of their marriage.
A simple game inspires wonderful memories of Chan Li Teng’s childhood days, and was also the beginnings of her journey to becoming a fashion designer and merchandiser.
Mr Salleh Sariman recalls the dilemma of wanting a third child despite the social stigma caused by the “Two is Enough” campaign.