Frozen Memories: Sng Bao Reinvented

Frozen Memories: Sng Bao Reinvented

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Memento | No Comments

The love of childhood snacks is transformed into a viable business. Clara Lock investigates the passion and grit of a young Malaysian who wants to bring back the ice pop (or sng bao). From a hole-in-the-wall kiosk along bustling Bugis Street, Sasha Tan jangles an ice cream bell and chirps merrily to the throngs of […]

Snack Attack at the Mama Shop

Snack Attack at the Mama Shop

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 in Memento | No Comments

A trip to the Mama shop is never easy. The first thing that hits me is the smell. There’s that unmistakable hint of curry mixed with, oddly enough, chocolate. Once I get past the smell, the colours grab my attention. Swirls of red, flashes of green, bolts of blue and other colours merge, creating one […]

(Re)exploring Singapore After 66 Years

(Re)exploring Singapore After 66 Years

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 in Memento | One Comment

As a British boy who spent much of his adolescent years in Singapore in the 1930s and 40s, Mr Ian Havelock Stevens’ recent return to Singapore was marked by this yearning to revisit his childhood memories, and hopefully, relive them. Arriving from London after an absence of 66 years, the grandson of H.W.H Stevens (one […]

Introducing the SMP e-newsletter

Introducing the SMP e-newsletter

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Memento | No Comments

The Singapore Memory Project is proud to present our very first e-newsletter! Packed with events and happenings from SMP, it’s your chance to relive the excitement all over again! This issue, we celebrate the nomination of Andrew Tan’s SMP-commissioned comic, Moving Forward, at the prestigious US-based Eisner Awards. Find out more about SMP and its […]

irememberCliffordPier Contest (Updated)

irememberCliffordPier Contest (Updated)

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 in Memento | 2 Comments

Built in 1933, Clifford Pier was the landing point for sea passengers, including immigrants.It later became the gateway to Singapore’s nearby islands such as the Southern Islands and Kusu Island. Since its construction, Clifford Pier has been an integral part of Singapore’s landscape and we want to know what it means to you.  Whether it […]

Love in the Time of Nantah

Love in the Time of Nantah

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Memento | No Comments

Romantic love begins with a bus ride for Nurulsyahirah Taha’s parents The aura of the 1969 race riots was still fresh, a spill-over from the Sino-Malay riots in Malaysia also known as the May 13 Incident. Several weeks have passed, but Katijah was apprehensive about taking a two-hour bus ride all by herself to the […]

Fireworks are Expensive: A Love Story

Fireworks are Expensive: A Love Story

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Memento | 2 Comments

Garbed in a tight geometrically-patterned shirt and sharp creased bell-bottom slacks, a cigarette perched between his fingers added to the swagger, as L&M Construction Chemicals’ mechanic Wong Joon Choi dawdled at a makeshift drink stall that stood at the entrance of his workplace on a weekend. It was a premeditated move. That morning, Wong, then […]

My Grandparents’ Romance

My Grandparents’ Romance

Posted on May 16, 2013 in Memento | 3 Comments

When I first told my grandparents I wanted to write about them, I received polarised responses. My grandmother was cautious and raised several questions regarding the slightest details. My grandfather on the other hand was enthusiastic. When I came over with my mother, he immediately brought out two brown envelopes filled with old, fading and […]

York Kuen Dressmaker: A Mother’s Day Story

York Kuen Dressmaker: A Mother’s Day Story

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Memento | No Comments

I am not afraid to say this: I owe everything I have to an old sewing machine, needles and thread – and my mother’s bare hands. She, Yip York Kuen, tailors clothes, anything from cheongsams to cocktail dresses, for a living. York Kuen Dressmaker is nestled among the many old-school shops in Coronation Shopping Plaza […]

iremember goes to Paya Lebar

iremember goes to Paya Lebar

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 in Campaigns | No Comments

The Singapore Memory Project (SMP), Paya Lebar Community Arts & Culture Club and Paya Lebar Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) have come together to bring to you iremember goes to Paya Lebar as part of the Paya Lebar Arts Village festivities. Read^ about memories of people, places and events in Paya Lebar and visit the SMP […]