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  • Zubir Said

    Zubir Said in an interview in 1957

    Zubir Said is among Singapore’s most prominent music composers and songwriters. Affectionately addressed by many as Pak Zubir, he is has composed over 1,500 songs, comprising film songs, popular songs and national songs. He is best known as the composer of the National Anthem of Singapore, "Majulah Singapura".

  • Baharuddin Ariff

    Baharuddin Ariff

    Although his name is almost unheard of, and is potentially lost in the pages of Singapore’s history, there is no denying that Baharuddin Mohd Ariff was an integral piece to our nation’s story.

  • Still Standing

    Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall

    Singapore is all gleaming spires and sleek edifices today, but back in the day when these were rarer, she achieved a different type of architectural feat.

  • Attack of the Swordfish

    Attack of the Swordfish

    This tale is based on a Singaporean legend and is meant for early Primary school children .This story first appeared 'Attack Of The Swordfish And Other Singapore Tales' by Charlotte Lim (Text) and Alicia Tan Yen Ping (Illustration).

  • Theme Parks in Singapore

    Themeparks in Singapore

    Before the advent of television and the glittering thoroughfares of Orchard, many looked to other avenues of amusement to entertain themselves.

  • Singapore Chic

    Fashion in Singapore

    Trace the evolution of fashion in Singapore from the 60s to the present day.

  • Museums in Singapore

    Museums in Singapore

    Museums are essentially storehouses of knowledge – honorary guardians of collecting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting artefacts. These artefacts could possibly come from all over the world or our very backyards, each one chock full of memories and stories.

  • Street Names in Singapore

    High Street

    How did Singapore street names originate and come to be the markers they are today? Behind some of these names illuminate pockets of Singapore history and personality profiles. Old street names may represent activities, communities and personalities, and carry connotations of cultural, economic, political and social nature.

  • The Acrobatic Cycling Troupe, Kong Chow Wui Koon (冈州会馆飞车队)

    The Acrobatic Cycling Troupe, Kong Chow Wui Koon (冈州会馆飞车队)

    The Kong Chow Clan Acrobatic Cycling Troupe was formed in 1957 and was well known for their acrobatic cycling stunts and performances.

  • Playgrounds of the Past

    Playground at Hong Lim Park 1960s

    As Singapore progressed through the nation building years, the public housing landscape underwent a complex transformation. The former Singapore Improvement Trust’s low-rise 4-storey housing blocks gave way to the Housing and Development Board’s modern 30 to 40-storey high clusters; common play areas in the estates evolved, as playgrounds went from simple swings and see-saws in sandy pits to thematic plastic play sets on rubberised mats.

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