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  • 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.

  • Johnston's and Clifford Pier

    1973 Upgrade to Clifford Pier and Change Alley

    Named after Alexander Laurie Johnston, one of Singapore’s earliest European settlers, Johnston’s Pier was also affectionately known as Lampu Merah (Malay) or Ang Teng (Hokkien), which means “Red Lamp”. This was in reference to the red lantern hung at the end of the pier that served as a warning for incoming sea-faring vessels. Johnston’s Pier was the predecessor to what most people would recognise as Clifford Pier today.

  • First National Day Parade in Singapore

    March Past by Chinese Cultural Group

    Although nation-wide celebrations marking Singapore’s self-governance began from as early as 1960, 9 August 1966 remains the historic day that Singapore held her first National Day Parade as an independent nation. The theme for the first National Day Parade was “National Pride and Confidence in the Future”.

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