Teo Yew Chiat: Sky is the Limit

Teo Yew Chiat: Sky is the Limit

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Memento | One Comment

Since he was a little child, Mr Teo Yew Chiat loved everything related to aeroplanes. The 81-year-old aviation buff fondly remembers the first model plane he had received from his cousin – a tiny four inch rusty toy plane which ‘fell from the sky’, as his older cousin had him to believe. His cousin had introduced model planes […]

Infographics: Stamp Collecting Hobby

Infographics: Stamp Collecting Hobby

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Memento | No Comments

Stamps were first introduced in Singapore in 1854. Collecting and trading stamps was a popular and inexpensive hobby which valued the variety of subject matter depicted, and revealed details about history, heritage, culture and values. This series of colourful infographics by the Singapore Memory Project features an introduction to stamp collecting and a historical timeline of postage stamps […]

Infographics: Vanishing Street Sights

Infographics: Vanishing Street Sights

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 in Memento | No Comments

The streets of yesteryears are a far cry from the neat and orderly ones of today. From the household goods sellers to the daily area licence sales booths, within that chaos emerged a colourful variety of sights and sounds that remain unique to this day. The mobile ice cream man continues bringing delight, plying his trade […]

Danny Chue: On Board the Ship

Danny Chue: On Board the Ship

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 in From the Archives | No Comments

It started with news that made the family proud. Danny Chue remembers two memorable encounters from the 1970s and 1980s that had inspired him to pursue his interest in cultural and language exchange. His memories tell us how his openness contributed to new experiences and international friendships, during a time of rapid development and global learning in Singapore. The photographs here are contributed by […]

Memories of Van Kleef Aquarium

Memories of Van Kleef Aquarium

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in From the Archives | One Comment

It was a new tourist attraction that was successful from the time it opened in 1955. Attracting local and regional tourists, the Van Kleef Aquarium was the first public aquarium in Singapore that continued to be popular until competition from newer attractions such as the Underwater World in Sentosa saw its visitorship decline, and it ultimately […]

Memory Makers: 10 Stories

Memory Makers: 10 Stories

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in Campaigns | No Comments

These people have taken a journey through the long and winding road. And they are here to share their stories as Memory Makers. Every Monday morning: 10 stories, 10 memories. ‪#‎sgmemory‬

KopiTimes: Follow Your Passion

KopiTimes: Follow Your Passion

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Memento | No Comments

“The good thing about music is that, when you grow old, you can still make music, appreciate them or you can join the band, and feel a sense of belonging.” Watch Lee Hoon Piek’s story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s memories in our KopiTimes series. ‪#‎GreatestGift‬ ‪#‎sgmemory

KopiTimes: My President, Photographer

KopiTimes: My President, Photographer

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in Memento | No Comments

Avid photographers will be interested to know our first president was a journalist! Joseph K.S. Tan did. And when he was informed that Yusof Ishak wanted to see him one weekend, he felt proud. “I remember him as the people’s president. He also accepted people like friends.” This story and others await you in the […]

KopiTimes: A Lifetime of Brotherhood

KopiTimes: A Lifetime of Brotherhood

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Memento | No Comments

“A recent event that we organised demonstrated the strong bonding that we had with old soldiers, old officers and people who we have not seen for a long, long time.” Watch Lieutenant-Colonel Syed Ibrahim’s story and stay tuned for more pioneer generation’s memories in our KopiTimes series. ‪#‎GreatestGift‬ ‪#‎sgmemory‬

KopiTimes: Life of a Fisherman

KopiTimes: Life of a Fisherman

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Memento | No Comments

The five of them embarked on a journey from Geylang. Ever vigilant in the dark, they persisted in their ways for the freshest catch: “Being a fisherman required you to go out to the sea in the middle of the night. Going down to the sea was no easy task.” Watch Mr Yeo Sia Kang’s […]