As Good as Gold

As Good as Gold

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 in Campaigns | No 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 | No Comments

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 | No Comments

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 […]

TV Looks Back

TV Looks Back

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

The first television programme to hit Singapore’s airwaves was a 15-minute documentary, ‘TV Looks at Singapore’, broadcast on 15 February 1963. More than half a century later, two veteran broadcasters – and old friends – look back at the early days of broadcasting in Singapore. Passersby hurry by, staring at their mobile phones. But at […]

Time Ticks On

Time Ticks On

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Tucked away in a corner of the sleepy Tanjong Katong Complex is Mr Goh Seng Moh’s K2 Watch Company. A local maker and mender of watches, Mr Goh has been involved in his family’s trade since the age of 12. The weekend crowd at K2 watch company. Image Source: C. Goh It is 3pm on […]

Immigration Nation

Immigration Nation

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Singapore’s success would not have been possible without the women who keep it afloat by taking on the burdens of domestic care—not only mothers, but also the maids. “If the maid is so difficult, why don’t we do without her? But the very idea seems unthinkable. We, the middle-class, depend on the maid so much […]

Catwalking Down Memory Lane

Catwalking Down Memory Lane

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Hailed as the ‘godfather’ of Singapore fashion, Mr Daniel Boey has been intimately involved in the industry for over 27 years. Read about his reminiscences of the local fashion scene’s heyday in the 1980s and ’90s. Fire up a laptop, type in the fashion label in the browser’s search bar and whip out the credit […]

Dancing Through The Years

Dancing Through The Years

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Mr Aravinth Kumarasamy fondly remembers how the traditional Indian dance known as Bharatanatyam was flourishing during its golden years in the 1980s and early ’90s. Although its mainstream glory may have faded today, the spirit of the dance lives on. Bharatanatyam has evolved with the times, finding success with a new generation of practitioners. When […]

The Art of Calligraphy

The Art of Calligraphy

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

In 1996, at the age of 60, Madam Tan Sok Huan decided it was finally time to revive her childhood past-time of Chinese calligraphy – she had chanced upon a calligraphy class at the Serangoon Gardens Community Centre. And in the end, she found much more than just a retirement hobby. There, she became a […]