SMP@JRL: A hangout for Memory Makers

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Campaigns | No Comments

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The Singapore Memory Project @ Jurong Regional Library (SMP@JRL) is specially created for everyone to enjoy SMP products such as videos, memories and publications. Located next to the Programme Zone at Jurong Regional Library, the space is designed with a cosy living room concept in mind, just like your home sweet home! Take your time to linger and browse our memory showcases and resources.

You will find interesting and fun information widgets on the Media Wall, for example popular dating spots or favourite playgrounds. There are also images of places in Jurong floating in our Memory Pool – “catch” these images to discover the memories and stories associated with the place. And if you have memories to share, pen them down here or contribute your precious photos or documents at our scanning station!

SMP@JRL was launched by Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Education on 20 March 2014. Check out the photos below!

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MOS Sim Ann and MP Baey Yam Keng contributing their memories to the Singapore Memory Project.

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MOS Sim Ann with ITE College West students who have contributed photographs to the SMP@JRL’s Partner’s Showcase. Mr Gene Tan (Director, National Library) and Mr Baey Yam Keng (Vice-Chairman, Bicultural Taskforce and MP, Tampines GRC) are on the far left.

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The media wall features a map of Singapore displaying interesting facts about the country and tweets from SMP on Twitter. Some of the information draws inspiration from memories that SMP has collected, for example, old kampongs, popular places of entertainment, favourite playgrounds, etc.

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Hard copies of Singapore Memory Project publications are available for browsing. Multiple copies of each publication including Drawn from Memories, The SMP Memory Kit, Hands: Gift of a Generation and The Awesome MRT Diaries will be made available in addition to new publications.

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And who can resist not taking a selfie with the man himself?

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A group shot with some of our irememberSG Fund awardees, our Memory Corp volunteers, and the SMP team.

Your resident do-gooder

Yeong Chong
Editor, irememberSG
Singapore Memory Project

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