The Tale of Three Sisters

The Tale of Three Sisters

Posted on May 15, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Although Florence Tan, Farida Omar and Ellen Keng have different surnames, they are in fact biological sisters. Separated at birth in Singapore, the three sisters went on to lead vastly different lives. Adoption and lost families reunited may sound like something out of a soap opera, but back in the 1950s and ’60s, this was […]

From Rags to Refurbishments

From Rags to Refurbishments

Posted on Apr 29, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

This is the story of Mr Toh Chin Siong, a second-generation rag-and-bone man who has turned his humble karang guni business into an Instagram hit for home inspiration. Aided by his family, Mr Toh has managed to transform his business dramatically over the past 40 years. The karang guni  man used to be a common […]

Rugby’s Road to Recognition

Rugby’s Road to Recognition

Posted on Apr 22, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

A member of the first local women’s rugby team, Ennie Toh, 41, is a pioneer of women’s rugby in Singapore. From being looked down on to being looked up to, Ennie’s journey as a female athlete in Singapore has undoubtedly paved the way for many other rugby enthusiasts. “Such a silly game.” That was Ennie’s […]

When Art Finds a Way

When Art Finds a Way

Posted on Apr 15, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

From a young age, Arthur P. Y. Ting’s (71) love for art was never in doubt. We spoke with him as he shared with us the eventful journey he has undertaken to becoming the mixed-media artist he is today. “Artists are usually poor.” That was the word of caution from Arthur’s mother when he informed […]

A Life in Technicolour

A Life in Technicolour

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Rangoli – intricate, brightly coloured Indian floor drawings traditionally made with dyed rice powder –  are created to mark special occasions such as festivals, weddings and births. We dropped in for a chat with Vijaya Mohan, a world-renowned rangoli artist who learned to draw rangoli as a child, and adapted the traditional art from her […]

Moulding the Past, Shaping the Present

Moulding the Past, Shaping the Present

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

During the onset of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 Mr Heng Chye Yam bought over a business making moulds for cutting paper products such as carpark coupons. Little did he know that the process of creating moulds for these ubiquitous coupons would be so complicated – or that they would become such meaningful mementos […]

As Good as Gold

As Good as Gold

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 in Campaigns | 2 Comments

A wander through the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio might lead you to stumble upon one of Singapore’s last great jewellers. Learn about Mr Yeung’s story and how he chanced upon the goldsmith profession. At first glance into the premises of Da Kwong Jewellery, you might hesitate to part with your ring. Mr Yeung spends […]

On a Mission to Preserve Singapore’s Memories

On a Mission to Preserve Singapore’s Memories

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

Over the past 50 years as a tour guide, Mrs Geraldene Lowe-Ismail has walked all over Singapore collecting stories from people and places, and sharing them with others. It is her way of preserving Singapore’s history, heritage and memories. It was a tomb that looked like any other until tour guide, Mrs Geraldene Lowe-Ismail, took […]

Witnessing History in the Making on the Screen

Witnessing History in the Making on the Screen

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

When Mr Fadzlillah Fadzil took on a job at the television station as technician in 1964, he thought he had stepped into an exciting industry with a future. Instead, he bore witness to some of the most historic moments in Singapore history, recording the images and sounds that would inspire, inform and entertain generations of […]

The Golden Age of Electronics Manufacturing

The Golden Age of Electronics Manufacturing

Posted on Nov 23, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Dozens of large companies from the United States, Japan and Europe came to Singapore in the 1970s and ’80s to set up manufacturing facilities. As a result, they created thousands of jobs and invested millions of dollars in the local economy, driving Singapore’s nascent manufacturing sector. One Singaporean, Tan Boon Hock, recalls his experience working […]