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To kick-start our celebrations for SG50, irememberSG invites you to visit our Past Forward showcase!

The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with the launch of Past Forward, a showcase of 74 projects that received support from the irememberSG Fund. The projects present different stories and revealing aspects of Singapore’s past that are lesser-known. As part of the launch, a sneak preview of 20 selected irememberSG Fund projects are on display at The Plaza, National Library Building from 17 March to 20 March.

Join us for this showcase on 17-20 March!

Location: The Plaza, National Library
100 Victoria Street, 188064

Time:     9.00am – 6.00pm

Check out our past events in the timeline below too!

Exhibition: 30 Life Stories: Remembering Parks Furniture Display

March 5, 2015
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In the Garden City, the surrounding greenery has always played a formative role in…

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Exhibition: Theatre Memories – 50 Years of Singapore Theatre

April 1, 2015
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Go behind the curtains and celebrate the diverse, enlightening and…

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Exhibition: BuiltinSG

April 1, 2015
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Revisit memories of buildings past and present, as well as buildings that have…

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Exhibition: Points of Departure

April 1, 2015
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In an attempt to create new narratives from stories of places and collective…

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Exhibition: Home

April 3, 2015
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A series of works exploring the theme of home finds inspiration in the most…

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Exhibition: So Happy: 50 Years of Singapore Rock

April 8, 2015
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The local music scene has brought generations of Singaporeans together, giving…

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Programme: Points of Departure

April 11, 2015
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In an attempt to create new narratives from stories of places and collective…

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Programme: BuiltinSG Tour & Artist Talk

April 11, 2015
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Revisit memories of buildings past and present, as well as buildings that have…

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Programme: Jalan Jalan Trail with Urban Sketchers Singapore

April 12, 2015
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Witness Singapore’s colourful heritage and culture leap from street to page in…

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Programme: Home Tours & Artist Talks

April 18, 2015
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A series of works exploring the theme of home finds inspiration in the most…

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Programme: My Queenstown: My Heritage, My Community, My Aspirations Talk

April 25, 2015
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Tracing the evolution of civic life in the Queenstown estate through oral…

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Programme: Building Memories Book Pre-Launch & Talk by Achates 360

April 25, 2015
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The old National Library. The National Theatre. The Singapore Conference Hall. The…

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Programme: Architecture & The Architects Book Pre-Launch & Talk

April 25, 2015
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Even as Singapore’s physical landscape continues to evolve daily, take some…

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Programme: Kembangan – Chai Chee Heritage Trail & Photo Walk

April 26, 2015
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Delve into writer Yeo Hong Eng’s family and teenage life as he shares his…

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Exhibition: Singapore (Very Old Tree)

May 1, 2015
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Trees are living monuments that embody a special meaning in our collective and…

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Programme: Singapore (Very Old Tree) Artist Talk

May 16, 2015
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Trees are living monuments that embody a special meaning in our collective and…

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Programme: Orchid History in Singapore Talk

May 17, 2015
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Orchids hold a special significance to the people of Singapore. Dedicated…

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Rewind/Remind at library@esplanade Part 1

May 23, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 1

May 23, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Rewind/Remind – A Film Festival by the Singapore Memory Project

May 23, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Rewind/Remind – A Film Festival by the Singapore Memory Project

May 24, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 2

May 30, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Programme: The Young, The Brave Book Launch

May 30, 2015
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Join us at this book launch featuring the following books:
Nini Eat First, Talk…

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 3

May 31, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Exhibition: Island Nation

June 1, 2015
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Just beyond the mainland, the Southern Islands of Singapore hide a great many…

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Exhibition: Unseen Memories

June 1, 2015
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Unseen Memories, an installation curated by Wally Tham, seeks to foster a stronger…

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Rewind/Remind at library@esplanade Part 2

June 6, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Rewind/Remind at Bukit Merah Public Library

June 7, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Programme: EEVA on the Road

June 13, 2015
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Established in the 1940s, Rediffusion is Singapore’s first and oldest…

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 4

June 13, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Rewind/Remind at Tampines Regional Library

June 14, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Exhibition: Superhero Me

June 15, 2015
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Witness the dreams of less privileged pre-schoolers take flight as Superhero…

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Rewind/Remind at Woodlands Regional Library

June 20, 2015
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Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival!…

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Programme: Island Nation

June 21, 2015
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Just beyond the mainland, the Southern Islands of Singapore hide a great many…

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Programme: Memories of Pulau Brani

June 21, 2015
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Prepare to explore the authentic islander life with Memories of Pulau Brani, a…

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Exhibition: Seeing Singapore

June 22, 2015
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The visually challenged may have little inkling of what yesterday’s Singapore…

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Programme: Unseen Memories & Seeing Singapore Talk

June 27, 2015
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From the warmest childhood memories to the most inspiring stories of bravery,…

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Exhibition: Singapore Snaps

July 1, 2015
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Witness yesterday’s Singapore come to life in Singapore Snaps, an art project…

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Exhibition: Tapestry of Lives

July 3, 2015
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Enter a woven quilt of homespun tales that define Singapore, where threads of…

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Programme: Singapore Snaps

July 4, 2015
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Witness yesterday’s Singapore come to life in Singapore Snaps, an art project…

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Exhibition: Coolie Currency

July 5, 2015
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A long time ago, clan houses and triads in Singapore and other parts of Southeast…

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Programme: Once Upon Tai Seng Village

July 5, 2015
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This coffee-table book, produced in memory of community leader Ang Chye Liak,…

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Programme: Our Story That Binds

July 5, 2015
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Our stories may seem disparate from one another, but once these narrative…

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Programme: The Politics of Defeat

July 11, 2015
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As a founding member of the Labour Party of Singapore in 1948, the late…

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Programme: Life Beyond The Big Top

July 11, 2015
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From the 1950s to the 1970s, the Tai Thean Kew Circus would tour Malaya…

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Programme: Ah Cai La Kopi

July 12, 2015
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There is nothing quite like catching up with friends, old and new, over a piping…

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Programme: The Dialectal Vernacular

July 12, 2015
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Every time we speak in our dialects, we express a part of our cultural…

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Programme: Picturing Chinatown

July 12, 2015
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The evolution of a landmark is often best captured through a camera lens….

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Exhibition: The Dialectal Vernacular

July 16, 2015
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Every time we speak in our dialects, we express a part of our cultural…

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Programme: Project Singapore

July 18, 2015
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Often associated with Singapore’s food and beverage industry, the Hainanese…

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Programme: Tapestry of Lives Exhibition Tours & Artist Talks

July 18, 2015
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Enter a woven quilt of homespun tales that define Singapore, where threads of…

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Programme: Malayalees as the Building Blocks of Singapore

July 18, 2015
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Hailing from the Indian state of Kerala and the Union Territory of…

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Programme: Gema Dikir Barat & Kala Manjari

July 18, 2015
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Gema Dikir Barat Di Singapura
By Izuan Bin Mohamed Rais

Gema Dikir Cropped (1)From the distinctive…

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Programme: Malay Pioneers of Early Singapore

July 25, 2015
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Bold, adventurous and courageous; these are but some of the words to describe…

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Screening: Lingo Lingo Where You Go

July 25, 2015
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Explore the origins of Singlish with Shawn Tan, as well as words used in the past…

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Programme:Sree Narayana Mission Presentation

July 25, 2015
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From a diverse group with varying backgrounds to a respectable…

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Programme: Kopi Culture Pop-Up Stall & Book Launch

July 26, 2015
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Before coffee mega-chains landed on our shores, Singaporeans were already…

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Programme: Coolie Currency

July 26, 2015
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A long time ago, clan houses and triads in Singapore and other parts of Southeast…

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Programme: BUAL

July 31, 2015
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Comprising around 13 percent of our nation’s population as the country’s…

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Exhibition: Hearts & Craft

August 1, 2015
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Led by the desire to give shape to our greatest pastimes, these forward-thinking…

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Exhibition: The Way We Were & TracingSG

August 1, 2015
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Led by the desire to give shape to our greatest pastimes, these forward-thinking…

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Programme: Hearts & Craft Tours & Artist Talks

August 8, 2015
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Led by the desire to give shape to our greatest pastimes, these forward-thinking…

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Programme: Hand Drawn Nation

August 8, 2015
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Trace the background of pioneering illustrators who penned the drawings behind…

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Programme: The Little Red Brick Lego Building Workshop

August 10, 2015
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The humble LEGO brick is a simple yet infinitely versatile art medium that can be…

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2 Comments

  1. Ng Choon Kiat
    May 23, 2015

    Firstly, congratulations to the team behind this project. The efforts are applauded and the resultant product, astounding!

    Didn’t manage to register for the film screenings, are there plans to have more screenings of these films? Thank you!

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    • Agnes Phua
      May 28, 2015

      Hi Choon Kiat,

      Thank you kindly for your warm support! Due to overwhelming response, we have added new screenings but some have already reached max capacity.

      Do hurry register, only these two left!
      TAMPINES REGIONAL LIBRARY
      AUDITORIUM

      Date: Jun 27, 2-5pm
      – Old Friends
      – Simi Kopitiam
      – New Huat Kueh
      – The Violin
      Register here: http://bit.ly/1JJsyoO

      WOODLANDS REGIONAL LIBRARY
      AUDITORIUM

      Date: Jul 4, 2-5pm
      – Old Friends
      – Autograph Book
      – The Studio
      – Kway Chap
      Register here: http://bit.ly/1RbSYSt

      Join our Rewind/Remind Film Festival Facebook event page for latest updates too 🙂

      See you at our screenings!
      Agnes

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