Those Who Teach: Adeline Wee

Those Who Teach: Adeline Wee

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in From the Archives | No Comments

Ms Adeline Wee remembers the unorthodox, idiosyncratic, and inspiring teachers who breathed life into her school days and made sure she had a well-rounded education.

Uniquely Singapore Childhood: Chew Lian

Uniquely Singapore Childhood: Chew Lian

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in From the Archives | No Comments

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.

Lau Par Sat Kopi Yew: Pang Cheng Lian

Lau Par Sat Kopi Yew: Pang Cheng Lian

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in From the Archives | No Comments

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.

Passing Through: Lai Ah Eng

Passing Through: Lai Ah Eng

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in From the Archives | 5 Comments

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.

Half a Century in Love: Eric Lim

Half a Century in Love: Eric Lim

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in From the Archives | No Comments

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.

All Dolled Up: Chan Li Teng

All Dolled Up: Chan Li Teng

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in From the Archives | No Comments

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.

Two is Enough: Salleh Sariman

Two is Enough: Salleh Sariman

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in From the Archives | No Comments

Mr Salleh Sariman recalls the dilemma of wanting a third child despite the social stigma caused by the “Two is Enough” campaign.

In the Kitchen: My Mother’s Labour of Love

In the Kitchen: My Mother’s Labour of Love

Posted on May 8, 2014 in Memento | One Comment

As much as Singapore celebrates gastronomic greats such as Gordon Ramsey, we should never neglect the artistry that happens in our own kitchens. My mother, in fact, is someone who’s created magic in the kitchen since she was 14. While aspiring chefs covet stints at establishments such as The Fat Duck, elBulli or Noma, my […]

Dressing Up As A Family

Dressing Up As A Family

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in Memento | No Comments

Wigs are a part of how the Tans show their love for one another. From the male matriarch in Gunung Sayang Association’s Peranakan plays, to Ivan Heng playing Emily in Emily of Emerald Hill, and even Kumar in the now-defunct Boom Boom Room, Singapore’s performing arts scene has a long-standing tradition of cross-dressing. Similar to […]

For The Love Of Watches

For The Love Of Watches

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Memento | No Comments

From Panerai to Seiko, a man’s passion for vintage watches has led him to collect, sell as well as share his love for such timepieces with the younger generation. “We measure time according to the movement of countless suns; and they measure time by little machines in their little pockets. Now tell me, how could […]