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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

Exhibition: 30 Life Stories: Remembering Parks Furniture Display

  In the Garden City, the surrounding greenery has always played a formative role in our collective experiences. To celebrate these parks in our lives, the Singapore Furniture Industries Council brings together 30 designers and artists in a collaborative project to design and build furniture from fallen logs in parks and gardens. The publication 30 Life Stories: Remembering Parks documents the collaborators’ memories of parks and their design inspirations behind their creations. Visit this exhibition! Date: Ongoing till 19 June 2015 Location: The Plaza @ National Library

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Exhibition: Theatre Memories – 50 Years of Singapore Theatre

April 1, 2015

Exhibition: Theatre Memories – 50 Years of Singapore Theatre

  Go behind the curtains and celebrate the diverse, enlightening and personal moments of 50 significant theatre practitioners. Theatre Memories – 50 Years of Singapore Theatre creates an informative, stimulating and playful experience to foster a wider appreciation and understanding of Singapore’s vibrant theatre scene. Through a live Twitter feed, the general public is encouraged to contribute their memories to this interactive exhibition. Visit this exhibition! Date: 1 – 12 April 2015 Location: The Arts House

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Exhibition: BuiltinSG

April 1, 2015

Exhibition: BuiltinSG

  Revisit memories of buildings past and present, as well as buildings that have been demolished with BuiltinSG, an exploration of what Singapore’s architecture means to us, and how they have shaped our nation socially, economically and culturally. Visit this showcase! Date: 1- 27 April 2015 Location: Level 1, Lobby @ National Library

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Exhibition: Points of Departure

April 1, 2015

Exhibition: Points of Departure

  In an attempt to create new narratives from stories of places and collective memories, Juria Toramae and Jerome Lim weave the forgotten and the unfamiliar to make the past less foreign in Points of Departure, a curation of photographs, stories and art installations documenting personal perspectives of places and ways of life. Visit this showcase! Date: 1 – 28 April Location: Level 10, Promenade @ National Library

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Exhibition: Home

April 3, 2015

Exhibition: Home

  A series of works exploring the theme of home finds inspiration in the most natural of places – right where the heart is. Read about the individual projects under this showcase below:

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Exhibition: So Happy: 50 Years of Singapore Rock

April 8, 2015

Exhibition: So Happy: 50 Years of Singapore Rock

  The local music scene has brought generations of Singaporeans together, giving our community a sense of identity, pride and shared memories unique to the nation. Organised by fFurious, So Happy: 50 Years of Singapore Rock pays tribute to those who have contributed to Singapore’s vibrant music scene, through photographs, music artefacts and writings showcasing our local rock community’s finest moments across six decades. Visit this showcase! Date: 8 – 17 April 2015 Location: The Substation

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Programme: Points of Departure

April 11, 2015

Programme: Points of Departure

  In an attempt to create new narratives from stories of places and collective memories, Juria Toramae and Jerome Lim weave the forgotten and the unfamiliar to make the past less foreign in Points of Departure, a curation of photographs, stories and art installations documenting personal perspectives of places and ways of life. Register Now! Date & Time: 11 April 2015, 5pm – 7pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room @ National Library

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Programme: BuiltinSG Tour & Artist Talk

April 11, 2015

Programme: BuiltinSG Tour & Artist Talk

  Revisit memories of buildings past and present, as well as buildings that have been demolished with BuiltinSG, an exploration of what Singapore’s architecture means to us, and how they have shaped our nation socially, economically and culturally. Register Now! Date & Time: 11 April 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: Level 1, Visitors’ Briefing Room @ National Library

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Programme: Jalan Jalan Trail with Urban Sketchers Singapore

April 12, 2015

Programme: Jalan Jalan Trail with Urban Sketchers Singapore

  Witness Singapore’s colourful heritage and culture leap from street to page in over 200 artworks, all of which are created by Urban Sketchers Singapore via community sketch-walks and featured in this spectacular volume. Along the way, get to know the stories, working processes and tools involved, as retold by Patrick Ng, Tia, Andrew Tan and the Urban Sketchers team Register Now! Date & Time: 12 April 2015, 9am – 12pm Location: Level 16, The Pod @ National Library

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Programme: Home Tours & Artist Talks

April 18, 2015

Programme: Home Tours & Artist Talks

  A series of works exploring the theme of home finds inspiration in the most natural of places – right where the heart is. Read about the individual projects under this showcase below: First Homes by  Logue.sg & In Merry Motion For a nation of immigrants old and new, home is more than a physical place; it is a feeling of comfort, security and belonging. Our first home was the anchor that helped us feel settled, even in a period of rapid change and uncertainty. As spaces of yesteryear become…

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

April 25, 2015

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

  Tracing the evolution of civic life in the Queenstown estate through oral interviews and old photographs, founder of My Community Kwek Li Yong documents the collective memories of this community in the book, My Queenstown. Come join us! Date & Time: 25 April 2015, 12pm – 12.15pm Location: Queenstown Public Library

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

April 25, 2015

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

  The old National Library. The National Theatre. The Singapore Conference Hall. The old National Stadium. These were all landmarks, synonymous with the early days of Singapore’s nation-building efforts. Explore how these four iconic structures were integral in shaping us as one united people in the book, Building Memories. Pre-launch event and talk will discuss the book and snippets from it, get your sneak peek before publication!  Register Now! Date & Time: 25 April 2015, 1pm – 3pm Location: Level 16, The Pod @ National Library  

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

April 25, 2015

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

  Even as Singapore’s physical landscape continues to evolve daily, take some time to revisit individual memories of planners, architects, academics, developers and tenants in Architecture & The Architects, a book that assembles and commemorates the memories of iconic landmarks that formed part of our nation’s developmental years. Pre-launch event and talk will discuss the book and snippets from it, get your sneak peek before publication! Register Now! Date & Time: 25 April 2015, 4pm – 5pm Location: Level 16, The Pod @ National Library

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Programme: Kembangan – Chai Chee Heritage Trail & Photo Walk

April 26, 2015

Programme: Kembangan – Chai Chee Heritage Trail & Photo Walk

  Delve into writer Yeo Hong Eng’s family and teenage life as he shares his struggle for survival in the titular Chinese village, as well as his insights into the educational, political, social and economic activities of the kampong. To Register, please contact Kampong Ubi CC (6745 9919) or Kampong Kembangan CC (6449 6022). Date & Time: 26 April 2015, 1pm – 5pm Location: Kembangan – Chai Chee CC Complimentary copy of Kampong Chai Chee:1960s – 1970s, and an exclusive Singapore Memory Project canvas bag will be available. Light refreshments will be served. Special thanks…

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Exhibition: Singapore (Very Old Tree)

May 1, 2015

Exhibition: Singapore (Very Old Tree)

  Trees are living monuments that embody a special meaning in our collective and individual experiences. The exhibition Singapore (Very Old Tree) engages with ideas of memory, home and belonging from a refreshing angle, by exploring how trees connect Singaporeans with the natural environment. Visit this exhibition! Date: 1 – 28 May 2015 Location: Level 10, Promenade @ National Library

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Programme: Singapore (Very Old Tree) Artist Talk

May 16, 2015

Programme: Singapore (Very Old Tree) Artist Talk

  Trees are living monuments that embody a special meaning in our collective and individual experiences. The exhibition Singapore (Very Old Tree) engages with ideas of memory, home and belonging from a refreshing angle, by exploring how trees connect Singaporeans with the natural environment. Come join us! Date & Time: 16 May 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: Level 1, Visitors’ Briefing Room @ National Library Register for it here!

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Programme: Orchid History in Singapore Talk

May 17, 2015

Programme: Orchid History in Singapore Talk

  Orchids hold a special significance to the people of Singapore. Dedicated to orchid breeders and enthusiasts who have devoted their lives to creating hybrids of this magnificent flower, Orchid History in Singapore explores the rich background of orchid breeding in our garden city. Come join us! Date & Time: 17 May 2015, 2pm – 3.30pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room @ National Library Register for it here!

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Rewind/Remind at library@esplanade Part 1

May 23, 2015

Rewind/Remind at library@esplanade Part 1

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. (re)surfacing): 50 years of alternative music in Singapore by MGO Films Let the rhythm of the Singaporean alternative scene move you in (re)Surfacing, a film celebrating the diversity and tenacity of mat rok, xinyao and other local music genres that continue to survive and thrive alongside their…

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 1

May 23, 2015

Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 1

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Simi Kopitiam By Little Red Ants Creative Studio From the morning kopi outlet to the occasional gang fight battleground, kopitiams have become inextricably woven into the fabric of our daily lives. Explore how they became a Singaporean cultural mainstay in Simi Kopitiam?, a film interspersed with candid…

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

May 23, 2015

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

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Old Friends By Chuan Pictures From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人) comes the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友). Savour the stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours (古早味) of traditional Singaporean cuisine, and those lucky enough to taste…

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

May 24, 2015

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

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Old Friends By Chuan Pictures From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人) comes the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友). Savour the stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours (古早味) of traditional Singaporean cuisine, and those lucky enough to taste…

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 2

May 30, 2015

Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 2

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Singapore Film Locations Archive By Toh Hun Pin Witness Singapore’s incredible physical transformation as it unfolds across the silver screen. Revisit old urban and rural landscapes, as captured through on-location scenes from films produced in the last century – all of which are showcased in the Singapore Film Locations Archive….

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Programme: The Young, The Brave Book Launch

May 30, 2015

Programme: The Young, The Brave Book Launch

  Join us at this book launch featuring the following books: Nini Eat First, Talk Later Explore the evolution of Singapore’s food culture, native dishes, vanished recipes and dining experiences of the past in Nini Eat First, Talk Later, a light-hearted yet relevant graphic novel that documents daily life in Singapore, as well as its many authentic traditions. Playtime with Ye Ye From his immigration to Singapore and the Japanese Occupation through to Singapore’s independence, Ye Ye shares the history of our nation with his grandson in Playtime with Ye…

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 3

May 31, 2015

Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 3

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Autograph Book By Bobbing Buoy Films Autograph books, filled with poems and prose penned by friends or frenemies alike, were key to deciphering the messy web of primary school friendships. Take a nostalgic meander down memory lane in Wee Li Lin’s Autograph Book, which looks at how a tender…

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Exhibition: Island Nation

June 1, 2015

Exhibition: Island Nation

  Just beyond the mainland, the Southern Islands of Singapore hide a great many beautiful and forgotten stories waiting to be uncovered. Zakaria Zainal, Edwin Koo and Juliana Tan seek to capture the kampong spirit in these islands and explore how they shape our national identity through narratives led by text, videos and photographs. Visit this exhibition! Date: 6 June 2015 – 28 June 2015 Location: Level 10, Promenade @ National Library

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Exhibition: Unseen Memories

June 1, 2015

Exhibition: Unseen Memories

  Unseen Memories, an installation curated by Wally Tham, seeks to foster a stronger sense of empathy for the visually impaired in their sighted compatriots. With the help of the virtual reality device Oculus Rift, you can implant yourself in their reality and learn to adapt, participate and contribute to society without the use of sight. Visit this exhibition! Date: 1 – 28 June 2015 Location: Level 1, Lobby @ National Library

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Rewind/Remind at library@esplanade Part 2

June 6, 2015

Rewind/Remind at library@esplanade Part 2

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Old Friends By Chuan Pictures From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人) comes the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友). Savour the stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours (古早味) of traditional Singaporean cuisine, and those lucky enough to taste…

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Rewind/Remind at Bukit Merah Public Library

June 7, 2015

Rewind/Remind at Bukit Merah Public Library

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Old Friends By Chuan Pictures From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人) comes the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友). Savour the stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours (古早味) of traditional Singaporean cuisine, and those lucky enough to taste…

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Programme: EEVA on the Road

June 13, 2015

Programme: EEVA on the Road

  Established in the 1940s, Rediffusion is Singapore’s first and oldest radio broadcaster. In EEVA on the Road, co-owner of Rediffusion Eeva Chang makes her way from the airwaves to the screen, as she delves into the lives of our nation’s pioneers to interview them and collect their stories. Come join us! Date & Time: 13 June 2015, 1pm – 3pm Location: Level 16, The Pod @ National Library Register for it here!

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Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 4

June 13, 2015

Rewind/Remind at library@orchard Part 4

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. The Violin By Robot Playground Media Witness an unconventional recollection of Singapore’s history over the span of 80 years, all from the perspective of a violin. Directed by Ervin Han, The Violin is an animated short film retelling our nation’s past, struggles and journey –…

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Rewind/Remind at Tampines Regional Library

June 14, 2015

Rewind/Remind at Tampines Regional Library

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Old Friends By Chuan Pictures From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人) comes the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友). Savour the stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours (古早味) of traditional Singaporean cuisine, and those lucky enough to taste…

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Exhibition: Superhero Me

June 15, 2015

Exhibition: Superhero Me

  Witness the dreams of less privileged pre-schoolers take flight as Superhero Me unleashes their inner heroes through costume crafting, storytelling and imagination. Supported by the Lien Foundation and SEED Institute, the project features craft camps led by design studio In Merry Motion, where participants hone their creativity and confidence, and parade their self-made costumes at a mass display. Come visit us! Date: 15 – 28 June 2015 Location: The Plaza @ National Library

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Rewind/Remind at Woodlands Regional Library

June 20, 2015

Rewind/Remind at Woodlands Regional Library

  Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries. Old Friends By Chuan Pictures From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人) comes the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友). Savour the stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours (古早味) of traditional Singaporean cuisine, and those lucky enough to taste…

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Programme: Island Nation

June 21, 2015

Programme: Island Nation

  Just beyond the mainland, the Southern Islands of Singapore hide a great many beautiful and forgotten stories waiting to be uncovered. Zakaria Zainal, Edwin Koo and Juliana Tan seek to capture the kampong spirit in these islands and explore how they shape our national identity through narratives led by text, videos and photographs. Come join us! Date & Time: 21 June 2015, 10am – 12pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: Memories of Pulau Brani

June 21, 2015

Programme: Memories of Pulau Brani

  Prepare to explore the authentic islander life with Memories of Pulau Brani, a project that showcases the stories of those who lived on the titular isle in the form of videos, oral history interviews and a coffee-table book. Come join us! Date & Time: 21 June 2015, 2pm – 3pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Exhibition: Seeing Singapore

June 22, 2015

Exhibition: Seeing Singapore

  The visually challenged may have little inkling of what yesterday’s Singapore looked like, but their memories of it are certainly rich in sound, smell, taste and touch. Filmmaker and writer Jenny Ng artistically recreates their experiences and invites you to see the past 50 years of Singapore in a completely different light. Visit this showcase! Date: 15 – 28 June 2015 Location: The Plaza

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Programme: Unseen Memories & Seeing Singapore Talk

June 27, 2015

Programme: Unseen Memories & Seeing Singapore Talk

  From the warmest childhood memories to the most inspiring stories of bravery, no stones were left unturned in this series of recollection. Unseen Memories by  Big Red Button Unseen Memories, an installation curated by Wally Tham, seeks to foster a stronger sense of empathy for the visually impaired in their sighted compatriots. With the help of the virtual reality device Oculus Rift, you can implant yourself in their reality and learn to adapt, participate and contribute to society without the use of sight. ExhibitionsUnseen Memories Exhibition Date: 1 – 28 June Location: Lobby, Level 1 National…

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Exhibition: Singapore Snaps

July 1, 2015

Exhibition: Singapore Snaps

  Witness yesterday’s Singapore come to life in Singapore Snaps, an art project that reanimates history using 10,000 family photographs contributed by the public. Be sure to catch the three one-minute animations created by Tan Wei Keong, Gracie Teo and Samantha Tio (not pictured), and take a trip through the past. Visit this showcase! Date: 1 – 14 July 2015 Location: Level 1, Lobby @ National Library [Postponed until further notice]

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Exhibition: Tapestry of Lives

July 3, 2015

Exhibition: Tapestry of Lives

  Enter a woven quilt of homespun tales that define Singapore, where threads of lives are spun together through our mutual communal ties. Read about the individual projects under this showcase below: SGEatWithUs Carnival & CookSG App Launch By CookSG Food is a universal language, one that brings people from all walks of life together. Get the scoop on food memories of chefs and hawkers, as well as beloved local recipes crowdsourced through CookSG, an app produced by Big Red Button. Programme SGEatWithUs Carnival & CookSG App Launch Date: 29 March 2015, 2pm – 5pm Location:…

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Programme: Singapore Snaps

July 4, 2015

Programme: Singapore Snaps

  Witness yesterday’s Singapore come to life in Singapore Snaps, an art project that reanimates history using 10,000 family photographs contributed by the public. Be sure to catch the three one-minute animations created by Tan Wei Keong, Gracie Teo and Samantha Tio (not pictured), and take a trip through the past. Come join us! Date & Time: 4 July 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support! [Postponed until further notice]

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Exhibition: Coolie Currency

July 5, 2015

Exhibition: Coolie Currency

  A long time ago, clan houses and triads in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia paid coolies in a special currency made of Chinese porcelain. Retrace the history of Singapore’s coolie migrants and their social culture through the use of this unique currency in the book Coolie Currency, which features the most complete collection of coolie currency for the first time ever. Visit this showcase! Date: 5 – 28 July 2015 Location: Level 10, Promenade @ National Library

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Programme: Once Upon Tai Seng Village

July 5, 2015

Programme: Once Upon Tai Seng Village

  This coffee-table book, produced in memory of community leader Ang Chye Liak, documents the memories of the colourful Tai Seng heritage and attempts to revive the Tai Seng spirit. Come join us! Date & Time: 5 July 2015, 11am – 12pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: Our Story That Binds

July 5, 2015

Programme: Our Story That Binds

  Our stories may seem disparate from one another, but once these narrative threads are woven together, they form a collective memory that binds the community. Our Story That Binds is a website where you can upload your story of any inspiring Malay individual who contributed to our nation-building efforts. These stories are then compiled and exhibited, so others may rediscover their history and cultural identity. Come join us! Date & Time: 5 July 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library We regret to inform you that Our Story That Binds Programme has been cancelled.

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Programme: The Politics of Defeat

July 11, 2015

Programme: The Politics of Defeat

  As a founding member of the Labour Party of Singapore in 1948, the late Francis Thomas (pictured second from right) played a critical role in shaping the destiny of our nation. Catch a glimpse of Singapore’s history and its struggle for independence through Thomas’ papers and secret diaries as compiled by his daughter, Margaret. Come join us! Date & Time: 11 July 2015, 10am – 12pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: Life Beyond The Big Top

July 11, 2015

Programme: Life Beyond The Big Top

  From the 1950s to the 1970s, the Tai Thean Kew Circus would tour Malaya and Singapore, entertaining people of all creeds and races. In this coffee-table book, the author recounts the storied journey of these Chinese circus performers using memories from her family and fans of the circus. Come join us! Date & Time: 11 July 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: Ah Cai La Kopi

July 12, 2015

Programme: Ah Cai La Kopi

  There is nothing quite like catching up with friends, old and new, over a piping hot cup of coffee. Anchored by actor Edmund Chen, Ah Cai La Kopi is a 20-episode multilingual talk show that features the personal journeys and experiences of Singapore’s top local celebrities, personalities, businessmen and professionals. Come join us! Date & Time: 12 July 2015, 1pm – 2.30pm Location: Level 1, Visitors’ Briefing Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: The Dialectal Vernacular

July 12, 2015

Programme: The Dialectal Vernacular

  Every time we speak in our dialects, we express a part of our cultural history. With the use of dialects slowly declining among the younger generation, the exhibition The Dialectal Vernacular brings our attention to the accompanying disappearance of our heritage and encourages the revitalisation of dialect use. Come join us! Date & Time: 25 July 2015, 10am – 12pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: Picturing Chinatown

July 12, 2015

Programme: Picturing Chinatown

  The evolution of a landmark is often best captured through a camera lens. Picturing Chinatown by the Singapore Heritage Society exhibits the intimate photo essays of Chinatown, as created by participants in a series of community workshops. The different stories told through these photographs invite the public to take part in the conversation about our discrepant national memories, divergent social experiences and a sense of dislocation. Come join us! Programme Picturing Chinatown  Date: 12 July 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: library@chinatown Register for it here!

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Exhibition: The Dialectal Vernacular

July 16, 2015

Exhibition: The Dialectal Vernacular

  Every time we speak in our dialects, we express a part of our cultural history. With the use of dialects slowly declining among the younger generation, the exhibition The Dialectal Vernacular brings our attention to the accompanying disappearance of our heritage and encourages the revitalisation of dialect use. Visit this showcase! Date: 25 July – 15 August 2015 Location: Level 1, Lobby @ National Library

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Programme: Project Singapore

July 18, 2015

Programme: Project Singapore

  Often associated with Singapore’s food and beverage industry, the Hainanese have found regional fame through one of our national pastimes. Gain a fresh outlook of our nation’s history through the perspective of Tai Sun and nine other successful Hainanese businesses, from their early days to Singapore’s struggle for independence. Stay tuned for updates on this talk!

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Programme: Tapestry of Lives Exhibition Tours & Artist Talks

July 18, 2015

Programme: Tapestry of Lives Exhibition Tours & Artist Talks

  Enter a woven quilt of homespun tales that define Singapore, where threads of lives are spun together through our mutual communal ties. Read about the individual projects under this showcase below: SGEatWithUs Carnival & CookSG App Launch By CookSG Food is a universal language, one that brings people from all walks of life together. Get the scoop on food memories of chefs and hawkers, as well as beloved local recipes crowdsourced through CookSG, an app produced by Big Red Button. Programme SGEatWithUs Carnival & CookSG App Launch Date: 29 March 2015, 2pm – 5pm Location:…

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Programme: Malayalees as the Building Blocks of Singapore

July 18, 2015

Programme: Malayalees as the Building Blocks of Singapore

  Hailing from the Indian state of Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, Malayalee settlers now form the second largest ethnic group within the Indian community here. Discover how the pioneer generation of Malayalees in Singapore was involved in the struggle of building our nation in Malayalees as the Building Blocks of Singapore, a documentary featuring interviews with members of their community. Come join us! Date & Time: 18 July 2015, 4pm – 6pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: Gema Dikir Barat & Kala Manjari

July 18, 2015

Programme: Gema Dikir Barat & Kala Manjari

  Gema Dikir Barat Di Singapura By Izuan Bin Mohamed Rais From the distinctive rhythms to their heavy drumbeats, learn more about dikir barat, a Malay performance art form here that is native to the Malay Peninsula. Gema Dikir Barat Di Singapura is a coffee-table book accompanied by a 20-minute film revealing the fascinating history of this traditional musical form. Programme Gema Dikir Barat Di Singapura Documentary and Publication Date: 18 July 2015, 2pm – 5pm Location: Possibilty Room, Level 5 National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064 Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!   Kala Manjari: 50 Years…

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Programme: Malay Pioneers of Early Singapore

July 25, 2015

Programme: Malay Pioneers of Early Singapore

  Bold, adventurous and courageous; these are but some of the words to describe these 10 Malay pioneers and personalities (pictured Mr Othman Wok) who have contributed to the progress of Singapore since its humble fishing village days. Malay Pioneers of Early Singapore is a series of articles and webisodes celebrating and commemorating the contributions of these daring role models. Come join us! Date & Time: 25 July 2015, 11am – 12pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library Register for it here!

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Screening: Lingo Lingo Where You Go

July 25, 2015

Screening: Lingo Lingo Where You Go

  Explore the origins of Singlish with Shawn Tan, as well as words used in the past with J Team Productions’ charmingly humorous jaunt down memory lane. Come join us! Date & Time: 25 July, 1pm – 3pm Location: Level 5, Imagination Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thanks for your continuing support!

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Programme:Sree Narayana Mission Presentation

July 25, 2015

Programme:Sree Narayana Mission Presentation

  From a diverse group with varying backgrounds to a respectable charitable organisation, trace the development of Sree Narayana Mission from its humble beginnings to the success it is today. Through this documentary, the charity shares the advances it has made in meeting the needs of the Sembawang community and Singapore. Come join us! Date & Time: 25 July 2015, 1pm – 3pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library Register for it here!

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Programme: Kopi Culture Pop-Up Stall & Book Launch

July 26, 2015

Programme: Kopi Culture Pop-Up Stall & Book Launch

  Before coffee mega-chains landed on our shores, Singaporeans were already discerning coffee connoisseurs. In the book Singapore Kopi Culture, Jahan Loh recounts how early migrants turned the colonial habit of afternoon tea into our own coffee-drinking culture, complete with unique coffee roasting and brewing techniques. This fascinating account of local coffee comes complete with its own pop-up coffee stall where visitors can view old coffee paraphernalia. Come join us! Date & Time: 26 July, 10am – 12pm Location: Level 1, Visitors’ Briefing Room & Lobby @ National Library Register for it here!

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Programme: Coolie Currency

July 26, 2015

Programme: Coolie Currency

  A long time ago, clan houses and triads in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia paid coolies in a special currency made of Chinese porcelain. Retrace the history of Singapore’s coolie migrants and their social culture through the use of this unique currency in the book Coolie Currency, which features the most complete collection of coolie currency for the first time ever. Come join us! Date & Time: 26 July 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: Level 1, Visitors’ Briefing Room @ National Library Register for it here!

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Programme: BUAL

July 31, 2015

Programme: BUAL

  Comprising around 13 percent of our nation’s population as the country’s second largest ethnic group, the Malays are the original settlers of Singapore. BUAL (meaning “speak” in Malay) is an inspiring documentary series that captures the stories and contributions of trailblazers in the local Malay Muslim community; one that encourages the youth to contribute to the larger community, fostering a strong sense of belonging to our nation. Come join us! Date & Time: 31 July 2015, 7pm – 8pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library Register for it here!

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Exhibition: Hearts & Craft

August 1, 2015

Exhibition: Hearts & Craft

  Led by the desire to give shape to our greatest pastimes, these forward-thinking minds spared no effort turning yesteryear’s inspirations into today’s creations. Read about the individual projects under this showcase below: The Little Red Brick By Eugene Tan, Huang Xinying, Jeffrey Kong & Hansen Khoo The humble LEGO brick is a simple yet infinitely versatile art medium that can be used to build intricate structures, tell colourful stories and connect communities. Watch top builders from the local Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOL) commemorate 50 uniquely Singapore memories through their creations at the SG50…

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Exhibition: The Way We Were & TracingSG

August 1, 2015

Exhibition: The Way We Were & TracingSG

Led by the desire to give shape to our greatest pastimes, these forward-thinking minds spared no effort turning yesteryear’s inspirations into today’s creations. Read about the individual projects under this showcase below: By Tan Zixi (MessyMsxi) & Lua Aiwei Gain a rare and precious glimpse into the memories of Singapore and its forgotten practices, including kampong scenes, childhood games, mama shops, multicultural festivals and practices. The Way We Were by Tan Zixi (MessyMsxi) and Lua Aiwei presents a visually impactful project creating merchandise adorned with Toile de Jouy illustrations. thewaywewere Exhibition …

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Programme: Hearts & Craft Tours & Artist Talks

August 8, 2015

Programme: Hearts & Craft Tours & Artist Talks

  Led by the desire to give shape to our greatest pastimes, these forward-thinking minds spared no effort turning yesteryear’s inspirations into today’s creations. Read about the individual projects under this showcase below: The Little Red Brick By Eugene Tan, Huang Xinying, Jeffrey Kong & Hansen Khoo The humble LEGO brick is a simple yet infinitely versatile art medium that can be used to build intricate structures, tell colourful stories and connect communities. Watch top builders from the local Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOL) commemorate 50 uniquely Singapore memories through their creations at the SG50…

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Programme: Hand Drawn Nation

August 8, 2015

Programme: Hand Drawn Nation

  Trace the background of pioneering illustrators who penned the drawings behind memorable publications and campaigns from the 80s and 90s. Hand Drawn Nation documents the indelible mark these illustrators’ breakout publications (Vinny the Vampire, PETS coursebooks and Young Generation magazines) left on Singapore then and today, marking the progress of our nation’s illustration scene. Come join us! Date & Time: 8 August 2015, 4pm – 5pm Location: Level 5, Possibility Room @ National Library Registration is full! Thank you for the overwhelming support!

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Programme: The Little Red Brick Lego Building Workshop

August 10, 2015

Programme: The Little Red Brick Lego Building Workshop

  The humble LEGO brick is a simple yet infinitely versatile art medium that can be used to build intricate structures, tell colourful stories and connect communities. Watch top builders from the local Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOL) commemorate 50 uniquely Singapore memories through their creations at the SG50 edition of The Little Red Brick Show. Maybe, you will be inspired to build a story of your own too at one of their workshops. Come join us! Date & Time: 10 August 2015, 2pm – 4pm Location: Level 1, Visitors’ Briefing Room Registration is full! Thank you…

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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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