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  • Fall of Singapore - British Surrender and Japanese Occupation

    WWII Ep 3 thumbnail

    The British surrenders after suffering heavy casualties and the loss of reservoirs, marking the start of the Japanese Occupation. WWII survivors share their stories of this dark period.

  • Roots.sg Presents: The Revere Bell

    Paul Revere

    This Revere Bell is the only one of hundreds produced by the Revere Copper Company that is outside of the United States.

  • The Battle for Singapore

    Battle for Singapore

    In the second installment of 'The Fall of Singapore' mini-series, the Japanese begins their invasion of Singapore. Watch how the battles went down.

  • HistoriaSG Public Lecture Series 2017: Lecture III (People in Peril, Environments at Risk: The History of Tigers in Singapore)

    Two Men

    In this talk, Dr Miles Powell discusses the horrors of tiger attacks in colonial Singapore, and how the island's various settler communities responded by hunting and ultimately exterminating Singapore's tiger population.

  • Root.sg Presents: The Jackson Plan

    jackson plan

    Lieutenant Philip Jackson was thought to be the first engineer and land surveyor in the colony of Singapore during his time. In 1822, he was commissioned by Stamford Raffles to draw up a town plan of Singapore. The urban plan was organised according to land use and the different communities.

  • The Singapore Strategy

    Singapore Strategy

    After WWI, the British constructed a huge naval base at Sembawang, but the battle fleet could not be housed there due to economic reasons. As a compromise, they would only send their main battle fleet from the Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific when a threat was imminent. This was known as the Singapore Strategy.

  • HistoriaSG Public Lecture Series 2017: Lecture II (Insights into the Invasion and Occupation of Singapore through Japanese Wartime Propaganda)

    Two Men

    This presentation by Garth O’ Connell, a visiting curator from the Australian War Memorial, will showcase and explore some examples of this rarely-seen Japanese wartime propaganda of Singapore. Participants will also have the rare opportunity to view original copies of these materials during the talk.

  • Sungei Road Flea Market by National Archives of Singapore

    Sungei road by NAS

    In 2016, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) conducted video interviews from 15 vendors at Sungei Road Flea Market, including both long-time vendors and some younger ones, on their experiences in the flea market.

  • Roots Trails: Little India Heritage Trail

    Little India trail

    Behind all the vibrant colours, irresistible food, and diverse communities and culture that it's famous for, the Little India precinct holds many little-known stories since its early beginnings. Besides marvelling at the sights and sounds of these historic places, we meet with locals and 'lim kopi' with the Trail Expert to uncover the significance of this well-loved precinct.

  • Eye in the Sky - Thian Hock Keng and Singapore Yu Huang Gong

    Eye in the Sky Chinese Temples

    The ninth episode of NHB’s “Eye in the Sky” series is a collaboration with Mr Ang Yik Han and Mr Victor Yue, and uses aerial videography to showcase the intricate ornaments and carvings found on the walls, ceilings and roofs of Thian Hock Keng and Singapore Yu Huang Gong.

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