Life in the Police Quarters

Life in the Police Quarters

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Mr Vernon Wee grew up in the police quarters during the turbulent days of Singapore’s early independence, watching his father and his colleagues in the police force train and live. Nearly half a century later, Vernon still remembers the sights, sounds and smells of life back then. One of Mr Vernon Wee’s tasks as a […]

A Point to Prove

A Point to Prove

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Annabel Pennefather, a highly successful Singaporean lawyer and former sportswoman, is out to prove that women can hold their own against men at the workplace. During a primary school English oral test at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ), then situated on Victoria Street, Annabel Pennefather was asked by the principal, a nun, […]

Life Lessons from the Early Days of National Service

Life Lessons from the Early Days of National Service

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Retired colonel Lau Kee Siong was one of the first people to be in charge of whipping Singapore’s army recruits into shape during the late 1960s. But even as he taught them the drills and how to shoot a weapon, he also learnt from them the lessons of life. When retired colonel Lau Kee Siong […]

A Uniform That Defined His Life

A Uniform That Defined His Life

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

To Mr Gopala Krishnan, wearing the policeman’s uniform was a privilege – one he had for a rewarding career that spanned 28 years. He shares his story of keeping law and order back when the streets of Singapore were a far more complicated place. Fanning out a stack of black and white and coloured photographs, […]

From Chalkboard to Laptop: A 35 Year Polytechnic Journey

From Chalkboard to Laptop: A 35 Year Polytechnic Journey

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

When Mr Chan Yeow Hwee first started his job as a teaching assistant in 1982, the buildings of Ngee Ann Polytechnic were small, boxy and plain. Today, they have been replaced by laboratories, air-conditioned classrooms and cultural centres. Polytechnic education has also evolved and Mr Chan was there to witness it. Every day, thousands of […]

Digital to Analog

Digital to Analog

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Microfilm, an archiving material, is made to stand the test of time. Mr Samuel Ong’s quest to preserve the past began decades ago, when he took a leap of faith from making shoes to microfilming. To keep up with technological advances that are threatening the analog-based industry, he said it all boils down to embracing […]

Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Teaching. A Lifelong Lesson.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Mr Johari is both a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher. Starting out with only an ‘O’ Level certificate, he racked up other qualifications along the way, all while teaching full-time. Even as a retiree, he has not left school — he continues to nurture the next generation as a part-time school counsellor. Armed with […]

My Father, The Hawker

My Father, The Hawker

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

The brightly coloured fried dough fritters known as Indian rojak is much loved by Singaporeans. For Sabeek Mohamed Yusof, however, the dish is also a reminder of his father and the work his father put in to make the food that helped feed thousands of people over the decades. Mention Indian rojak (“mixed” in Malay) […]

Red Dot Stories

Red Dot Stories

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

Embark on a journey into the lives of our people as they reminisce about yesteryear and reveal their dreams of tomorrow. The Singapore Memory Project presents Red Dot Stories, a series of videos and blogposts featuring the stories of people who have witnessed significant cultural, political and social developments in Singapore. All rich in experiences […]

Memory Makers: 10 Stories

Memory Makers: 10 Stories

Posted by 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