James: Childhood Days at Jln Bukit Ho Swee

James: Childhood Days at Jln Bukit Ho Swee

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in One of Us | No Comments

This is an entry contributed by one of our heritage bloggers, Mr James Seah. He talks about his childhood living in Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. These old photos of Blk 9 (above) and Blk 7 (below) at Jalan Bukit Ho Swee were taken over 50 years ago by the Facebook friends and shared on this […]

Lee Ker Yuan: The Nostalgic Blogger

Lee Ker Yuan: The Nostalgic Blogger

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in One of Us | No Comments

Passing on heartfelt stories of Singapore to the youths of today through modern means of Internet blogging. His blog post on the Bukit Ho Swee fire was handpicked by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong out of 30,000 others and was showcased in last year’s National Day Rally . “There was a dark billowing smoke in […]

Presenting our SuperbaG50!

Presenting our SuperbaG50!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in One of Us | No Comments

After five months of planning and construction, the St. Nick’s girls are back with their National Day tribute SuperbaG50! Along with their finished artwork are their memories of their time as students of CHIJ. Scroll down for their individual memories below! Completed over 20 consecutive Saturday mornings by a core group of alumnae volunteers, the big bag […]

AFA Special: Why We Preserve Film

AFA Special: Why We Preserve Film

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in One of Us | No Comments

2015 marks Tee Pao’s sixth year working at the Asian Film Archive (AFA), a film heritage organisation founded to preserve, in a permanent collection, culturally and historically important works by Asian independent filmmakers. As a film archivist, he works on a strategic level with the AFA team in planning the institution’s key preservation, outreach and […]

The making of SuperbaG50

The making of SuperbaG50

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in One of Us | No Comments

The St. Nick’s girls are back with more tales of building their very own community art project, SuperbaG50! Diana shares,”We last left off at the conceptualisation of the SuperbaG50 idea, a community art project to commemorate Singapore’s 50th birthday at our old school’s National Day Celebrations. It did not take us long to work out […]

Seeding the idea of SuperbaG50

Seeding the idea of SuperbaG50

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in One of Us | One Comment

The alumni of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School returned to their former school to relive the experiences they have shared, from the days when they were at Victoria Street, till the time they moved to the current campus at Ang Mo Kio. Presently, they have embarked on an irememberSG project to mark SG50, and bond with students, teachers, […]

Stories of yore @ KopiTimes: Jennifer Teo

Stories of yore @ KopiTimes: Jennifer Teo

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in One of Us | No Comments

The KopiTimes events, held over the month of November, have certainly provided a glimpse of the past for those who were present to hear stories from our pioneer generations at selected coffeeshops around Singapore. Those who shared their memories enjoyed a free cup of coffee. Our Memory Corps volunteer, Jennifer Teo, who was at all […]

Mattarians are forever: Joyce Shum

Mattarians are forever: Joyce Shum

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in One of Us | No Comments

Ms See Choon Sang began her teaching career in 1965 at Mattar Primary School from 1968 to 1971.  She had left Mattar Primary School to take up a part-time study in NUS. After her studies, she has taught in various secondary schools for 35 years and has since retired ten years ago. She is now […]

Friendship at the Raffles Hotel: Pauline Loh

Friendship at the Raffles Hotel: Pauline Loh

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in One of Us | No Comments

Places separate from their stories have no meaning, and so the story of Raffles Hotel must be told as such; as a narrative of chance encounters and lifelong friendship. Memory Corps member Pauline Loh speaks with two of the hotel’s longstanding guests who have forged a most unlikely friendship at one of Singapore’s most iconic […]

Reflections of a Memory Corps volunteer

Reflections of a Memory Corps volunteer

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in One of Us | No Comments

All text by Sunanda Asthana I like to reach ahead of time for reporting assignments. Many a times it is the atmosphere that prompts the most interesting conversations. On Saturday, 27 April 2013, I reached Kovan a good twenty minutes early. I was on my first assignment as a volunteer roving reporter for the Singapore Memory […]