Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 2)

Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 2)

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

Previously, we shared snippets of the Tai Thean Kew Circus from Adele Wong’s book “Life Beyond the Big Top”. In this Part II, Adele shares her thoughts and feelings towards writing this book which is so closely related to her family’s history. YY: Hi Adele, can you tell us more about yourself? Adele: I just […]

Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 1)

Tai Thean Kew Circus (Part 1)

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in SG50 Showcase | 2 Comments

The idea to work on the documentation of Tai Thean Kew Circus came to Adele Wong during one of the social memory classes she had attended in National University of Singapore. She reached this epiphany that her grandparents’ experiences as acrobats in her great-great-grandfather’s circus was a unique story to a particular group of people […]

Singapore, Very Old Tree

Singapore, Very Old Tree

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

In the spirit of SG50 celebrations last year, a series of community memories driven projects were introduced under the Past Forward showcase supported by the Singapore Memory Project. One of them is Singapore, Very Old Tree. The memories of trees in Singapore were given a fresh breath of life through the stunning visual exhibition curated […]

Trades by Postal Code: Interview (Part II)

Trades by Postal Code: Interview (Part II)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

In the previous post, we have shared selected stories from the Trades by Postal Code, a documentation project done by Nicole on some of the vanishing trades in Singapore. In this part II continuation post, we shall complete the journey of discovery with a short interview of Nicole; where we go behind the scenes and delve into […]

Trades by Postal Code: Snippets (Part I)

Trades by Postal Code: Snippets (Part I)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

In the spirit of SG50 celebrations last year, a series of community memories driven projects were introduced under the Past Forward showcase supported by the Singapore Memory Project. One of them is a publication called Trades by Postal Code.  “In the places I discovered, the artisans displayed strong responsibility towards their trade and a sense of […]

Hearts and Craft Exhibition

Hearts and Craft Exhibition

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

Our last  Past Forward Exhibition presents to you handicrafts of Singapore’s icons – large and small!  It’s a wonderland where you’ll see famous Singapore personas in life-size bean-bags and your nostalgic scenes in miniature sizes. Be mesmerised by the displays at the Hearts and Craft Exhibition this August!

Simi Kopitiam: DIY Food Tour

Simi Kopitiam: DIY Food Tour

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

At every screening of Simi Kopitiam, we’ve been asked and asked for a list of addresses to all the great kopitiams name-checked in the film!  Well, here they are!  Remember, if you go on a food tour of your own from this or the Old Friends foodies’ list, do tell us all about it. Please send your […]

The Young and the Brave

The Young and the Brave

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

The Young and the Brave showcases Past Forward projects that give voice to the kind of stories that are often too easily brushed aside in the national conversation. It is presented by the irememberSG fund and the Singapore Memory Project. Let’s set forth and discover a new side of Singapore through fresh eyes at the […]

Old Friends: Start Your Own Food Tour

Old Friends: Start Your Own Food Tour

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | One Comment

Ever since the film Old Friends (老朋友) was screened at public libraries across the island, the irememberSG team has been inundated with requests for a list of the featured food places! From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人), the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友) showcased stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours […]

Rewind/Remind Film Festival

Rewind/Remind Film Festival

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | 6 Comments

Hooray! The Rewind/Remind Film Festival by the Singapore Memory Project has finally been launched! On Saturday evening, Minister Lawrence Wong, filmmakers and guests from all walks of life streamed into the National Library Building for the private première of local films commissioned by the irememberSG fund. We share happenings of that night! Response for the public screenings of […]