The Voice of the Voiceless

The Voice of the Voiceless

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Since founding the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) in 2004, Bridget Tan has been lauded both regionally and internationally for her work with migrant workers and combating human trafficking. Despite financial and health issues, she has continued to persevere and help the discriminated and marginalised. Bridget Tan, 69, has an impressive résumé. Her advocacy […]

Music as a Conductor

Music as a Conductor

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

To conductor and artistic director of the Singapore Youth Choir (SYC) Ensemble Singers Jennifer Tham, the voice is a gift  – a gift that she has used to educate, entertain and effect change through her involvement in the choral scene in Singapore. For Jennifer Tham, 55, music is such an integral part of her life […]

Silver-Haired with a Heart of Gold

Silver-Haired with a Heart of Gold

Posted on Dec 2, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

According to the Individual Giving Survey 2016 conducted by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, senior citizens (those above 55) had the lowest donation and volunteerism rates in Singapore, compared with other age groups. Jimmy Lim, 72, is an exception: semi-retired and a longtime volunteer, he has given his time, effort and love to those […]

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Posted on Nov 25, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Knife sharpening might seem simple, but to execute it well takes skill as well as years of experience. Mdm Lee Hui Zhen of Pow Li, which specialises in sharpening knives and scissors, takes us down memory lane, back to the shop’s early years, and walks us through the difficulties of the trade and its future […]

Old Ways in the New Age

Old Ways in the New Age

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Mr and Mrs Ong are owners of Guan Ann Chan Ginseng Supplier, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hall that has been around for more than two generations. Their daughter, Mevis, is pursuing studies in TCM in hopes of continuing her father’s legacy by taking over the business in the future. The earthy smell of ginseng […]

Room in Her Heart

Room in Her Heart

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

As of September 2017, there have been about 470 children and 440 foster parents in the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) fostering scheme. Though a temporary arrangement, these altruistic families open their doors to children who are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. One such family is Mdm Asiah Binte Mohamed Salleh, 58, […]

#RedDotStories: The World Record Rangoli Artist

#RedDotStories: The World Record Rangoli Artist

Posted on Nov 4, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Rangolis – intricate, brightly coloured Indian floor drawings traditionally made with dyed rice powder –  are created to mark special occasions such as festivals, weddings and births. World-renowned rangoli artist Vijaya Mohan shares with us how she learned to draw rangolis as a child, and later adapted the traditional art into a contemporary, inclusive art […]

Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

Mr Johari is both a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher. Starting out with only an ‘O’ Level certificate, he racked up other qualifications along the way, all while teaching full-time. Even as a retiree, he has not left school — he continues to nurture the next generation as a part-time school counsellor. Armed with […]

My Father, The Hawker

My Father, The Hawker

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

The brightly coloured fried dough fritters known as Indian rojak is much loved by Singaporeans. For Sabeek Mohamed Yusof, however, the dish is also a reminder of his father and the work his father put in to make the food that helped feed thousands of people over the decades. Mention Indian rojak (“mixed” in Malay) […]

Red Dot Stories

Red Dot Stories

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Embark on a journey into the lives of our people as they reminisce about yesteryear and reveal their dreams of tomorrow. The Singapore Memory Project is back with Red Dot Stories, bringing you more videos and blogposts featuring the stories of people who have witnessed significant cultural, political and social developments in Singapore. All rich […]