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  • Yishun: Between the Odd and Ordinary

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    Enter the term “Yishun” into any online search engine and questions such as “How scary is Yishun?” and “Is Yishun jinxed?” are likely to appear. This reflects, perhaps, the broader public fascination with Yishun in recent years from 2018, which stems in part from apocryphal accounts of unusual occurrences in the town.

  • Witness To War

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    In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore in 2017, the National Museum of Singapore launched an international exhibition Witness to War: Remembering 1942 in September 2017. The exhibition sought to explore the fall of Singapore within a larger geopolitical context, and to complement the existing World War II narrative at the National Museum which focused primarily on the Battle of Singapore and the Japanese Occupation.

  • With Honours of 469 Bukit Timah Road

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    For more than 80 years at the time of writing, the Bukit Timah Campus has served as “the cradle for tertiary education in Malaysia and Singapore”, a landscape of learning amid wooded hills and elegant halls of study where students matched wits with their professors and mingled with their peers.

  • Transforming Landscapes, Improving Lives: 50 Years of Economic Development

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    As the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) celebrated its 50th anniversary at the time of writing in 2011, it was also timely for Singaporeans to look back on the country’s economic development, a critical block in the nation-building process over the past five decades.

  • Transforming Clifford Pier Building and Customs House: The Fullerton Heritage

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    Built in 1933, the majestic Clifford Pier Building was a landing point for immigrants and other passengers who arrived in Singapore by sea.

  • When Objects become the Subject

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    Right from the beginning, we – unlike other animals – have felt the urge to make things more sophisticated than they need to be. Objects carry powerful messages about their makers, and this chopping tool is the beginning of a relationship between humans and the things they create which is both a love affair and a dependency.

  • Video, an Art, a History

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    The 2011 exhibition Video, an Art, a History 1965–2010 presented at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) a selection of video works from the Centre Pompidou collection, in resonance with works from the SAM collection. About 50 works were shown at SAM and SAM@8Q.

  • Understanding Islamic Architecture

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    Treasure of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts explored concepts of architecture and decoration in Islamic cultures through marvellous paintings, metalwork, ceramics and architectural elements.

  • The Legacy of Joseon Korea (1392-1897): Exploring 500 Years of Art and Culture

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    Like a tree with deep roots, the Joseon dynasty which spanned more than 500 years is one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the world.

  • The Postal Connection: Singapore and Thailand

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    Singapore and Thailand share close historical ties dating back to the 13th century when Singapore was under the Malay sultanate.

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