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  • G Sarangapany

    G. Sarangapany

    Well known as a leader of the Tamil community and founder of the Tamil Murasu newspaper, G. Sarangapany was a monumental man of great influence and respect. His leadership and vision precipitated positive change for many since the 1930s.

  • Naraina Pillai

    Naraina Pillai

    Known as one of the first Tamil men to set foot in Singapore, Naraina Pillai made his mark in history with the construction of the Sri Mariamman Temple that still stands today.

  • The Snake in the Banyan Tree

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    Have you heard the beating of the kompang? The flat round drum is often used in Malay weddings and makes a very interesting thumping sound. Even more interesting is the story of how the drum came about.

  • Tan Kah Kee

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    A man who wore many hats, Tan Kah Kee was a philanthropist, business tycoon, social reformer, education promoter, community leader and Chinese patriot, who showed tenacity and generosity in the face of adversity.

  • Cinemas over the Years

    capitol before and after

    Pull back the curtains on the first cinemas in Singapore and discover how the movie-going experience has changed over the years.

  • Refurbishment of Bukit Brown Cemetery Gates

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    NHB commissioned Fusion Clad Precision to refurbish the four cast iron gates at the entrance of Bukit Brown Cemetery. The process took six months and was completed in August 2016.

  • P Ramlee

    P Ramlee in the 1960s

    P Ramlee is considered one of the biggest icons of the Malay film industry during the golden era of cinema in Singapore and Malaysia. The multi-talented entertainment extraordinaire first made his mark in Singapore and excelled in his career as an actor, singer, songwriter and director. P Ramlee was also highly popular in the region (Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia), and was recognised for his craft at several Asian Film Festival awards.

  • Haji Hashim Haji Abdullah

    Haji Hashim Haji Abdullah

    Bridging the gap between education and knowledge and the Malay/Muslim community, Haji Hashim Bin Haji Abdullah was more than a bookstore owner – he wrote a chapter of the history of Singapore Malays with the longevity of his humble bookstore.

  • S R Nathan

    SR Nathan

    Often affectionately referred to as the People’s President, Mr. Nathan was the sixth and longest-serving President in Singapore, in office for two terms, from 1999 to 2011. He was conferred the nation’s highest award – The Order of Temasek, First Class for his outstanding contributions to the country in public service.

  • Traditional Malay Games

    traditional games

    Fun and games were a lot simpler back in the day.

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