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  • Stamps of Approval

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    If you think stamps are boring – here’s an exhibition that will not only change the way you look at – but smell, hear, touch, and yes – taste them.

  • Stories They Tell: Monuments and Singapore during the Japanese Occupation

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    This article looks at a number of monuments where wartime events took place at different stages of Singapore’s history as Syonan-to, and how they now serve as landmarks of memories in the country’s ever-changing landscape.

  • Tales from the Tomb: What the Terracotta Warriors Tell Us

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    The terracotta warriors of China’s First Emperor, or Shi Huangdi, have drawn worldwide attention since their chance discovery outside Xi’an in 1974.

  • Sunken Treasure: A Ninth Century Shipwreck

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    A dive for sea cucumbers. A mound sighted. An accidental and amazing discovery was made.

  • Sumatra: Isle of Gold

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    Sumatra’s position along the Straits of Malacca has resulted in a cultural legacy that illustrates how various streams of influence took place. Over the past two millennia, Indian, Chinese, Islamic, regional and European influences prevailed at different times.

  • Tales of the Malay World: Manuscripts and Early Books

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    In some of the European libraries today, you will find Malay manuscripts which were brought there by scholars, missionaries and administrators from colonial times.

  • Street Hawkers of Singapore's Past

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    On January 23, 1931, twenty-five year old Ng Chen committed suicide. He was a laksa hawker living in Duxton Road. On hearing of this tragic incident, Seow Poh Leng, a concerned citizen, wrote an eight stanza poem in his article, “The Hapless Hawker: A Plea for Humane Treatment".

  • Tampines: Award-winning Town

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    Encountering the sheer number of people at Tampines today can sometimes leave one overwhelmed. From its multiple shopping malls and offices to Our Tampines Hub, the estate’s newest community and lifestyle destination, Tampines is often crowded with throngs of people going about their daily routines.

  • The Attap Valley Bunker: 'Forgotten' Places in Singapore

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    On 28 January 2015, the National Heritage Board (NHB) announced the activities planned for the commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the fall of Singapore.

  • The Dragon Kiln Breathes: Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln

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    Anyone who tires of the towering glass-steel offices at Raffles City, or the shop-till-you-drop malls along tree-lined orchard road, can head to the west of Singapore and explore a hidden cultural treasure: a dragon kiln.

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