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  • Adam Road Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The Adam Road Hawker Centre, opened in 1974, was the second in the series of dedicated food centres created in the 1970s. As part of the government’s wider effort to remove hawkers from the streets, it was built independent of a wet market.

  • East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The East Coast Lagoon Food Village was built over land which was reclaimed from the sea. The reclamation that created the East Coast Lagoon was started in the 1960s. It was not until 1971 that the construction of the first housing blocks in the area began, and with this, the development of the beach front also commenced.

  • Frozen in Time: Time Capsules in Singapore

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    NHB’s Frozen in Time: Time Capsules in Singapore travelling exhibition provides an overview of the history of time capsules in Singapore and offer interesting facts about some of these time capsules and their contents.

  • Chomp Chomp Food Centre

    Changi Village Road

    Created at the heart of Serangoon Gardens Estate in 1972, Chomp Chomp Food Centre is a part of the district’s suburbia charm. The estate was established in the 1950s by a private developer who built over a former rubber plantation and Chinese kampong.

  • Digging up history

    John Miksic

    John Miksic shares about his archaeological work in Singapore and beyond.

  • Museum Man

    Kennie Ting

    Kennie Ting helps to preserve and care for our rich heritage of ancient Asian civilisations.

  • A fan of local coffee shops

    Lai Ah Eng

    Find out why Lai Ah Eng loves our kopitiam heritage.

  • Som Said, choreographer

    Som Said

    Learn more about Singapore’s most well-known Malay dance choreographer.

  • Hazel Olive Locke’s Memories of World War II

    Hazel Locke

    Hazel Locke recalls vivid scenes of the war reaching Singapore decades ago when she was a young woman.

  • Hazel Locke (née Hazel Olive Johannes)

    Hazel Locke

    When Hazel Locke was a girl, her father often told her stories about his aunt, Agnes Joaquim (1854-1899). She was an Armenian Singaporean woman who created the famous Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid.

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