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Collection of articles curated on Singapore and its History,
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Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Pulau Ubin lies on the Straits of Johor off the North-eastern coast of mainland Singapore, separated by Serangoon Harbour. It was known as Granite Island (
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Making Sense of Teochew Opera - the Young Shoulders that bore a 500-year-old Tradition

Making Sense of Teochew Opera - the Young Shoulders that bore a 500-year-old Tradition | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Teochew opera is said to have over 1200 traditional plays that fall into two broad categories - those adapted from the 12th century nanxi 南戲 from Southeast China as well as chuanqi 傳奇, and others derived popular local lores including romance tales and ghost stories. While the former was socially important in transmitting knowledge of classical Chinese literature and history to the illiterate masses, it was the latter that often drew the largest crowds. The most dramatic episodes however were the ones played out behind the scenes that were summed up by this Qing Qianlong era (1736 to 1796) saying: “Parents uneducated in morals, sell their children to act in shows. The sounds of music ring aloud, the tears drip one by one.”
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Vanishing Memories – A Golden Palace at Tampines

Vanishing Memories – A Golden Palace at Tampines | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Few will remember the Golden Palace Holiday Resort (金宫旅游胜地) today, but in the late sixties and early seventies, it was a popular leisure haunt for many Singaporeans, who would visit the place for food, drinks, music, parties, fishing, boating and picnics. The resort was located opposite the Tampines Army Camp at Jalan Ang Siang Kong,…
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7 Singapore Heroes From World War II Your History Textbook Never Talked About - Must Share News

7 Singapore Heroes From World War II Your History Textbook Never Talked About - Must Share News | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Enough said about Lim Bo Seng, Lt Adnan Bin Saidi, or Elizabeth Choy, there are more Singapore war-heroes you must read about.
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Making Sense of Teochew Opera: From Makeshift Stages to the Silver Screen

Making Sense of Teochew Opera:  From Makeshift Stages to the Silver Screen | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Many Teochew families grimly recall the years when China was under the rule of Mao Zedong. The overhaul of land ownership, persecution of landlords and merchant
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An Oddly-placed Cemetery | POSKOD.SG

An Oddly-placed Cemetery | POSKOD.SG | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
POSKOD.SG is an online magazine about modern Singapore and its people, places, and phenomena.
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Yes, an oddly-placed cememtery in the middle of the housing estate. Hope it stays there for a long time.

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Montfort School - We are Family (Part 1)

Part 1 of the Montfort School video - "A Family is Born". This video was shown at the Montfort centennial thanksgiving mass on 16 Jan 2016. In this video, yo...
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The Burning Question about a Dying Practice - YouTube

The burning of ghost money has always stood in stark contrast to modern and cosmopolitan Singapore. In this film, we will look at how this ancient practice h...
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20 Singaporean Street Names And The Fascinating Stories Behind Them

20 Singaporean Street Names And The Fascinating Stories Behind Them | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
You'll never believe the stories behind our Singapore street names like Kay Poh Road to Orchard Road. The story behind Ang Mo Kio will freak you out.
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(2014-12-07) A Road Corridor with a Rich History

(2014-12-07) A Road Corridor with a Rich History | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Unlike Chinatown, Little India or Kampong Glam, few people associate Upper Serangoon Road with heritage. But last month it was reported that the Housing Board will invest an estimated $9.5 million ...
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The Former St Matthew's Church and its Kindergarten at Neil Road

The Former St Matthew's Church and its Kindergarten at Neil Road | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Passersby at the Tanjong Pagar vicinity would have noticed an abandoned church at the junction of Neil Road and Everton Road. It was formerly used as the premises of St Matthew's Church, and had a ...
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Long live Teochew opera!

Long live Teochew opera! | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Mr Glarence Pang, 29, is one of the few younger faces of Teochew opera in Singapore. He represents the third generation of performers in his family.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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KONG CHOW WUI KOON

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A very nicely done documentary of the old clan association in Singapore. The association is allowed in Chinatown and it is open to public.


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When Sands wasn’t at Marina Bay

When Sands wasn’t at Marina Bay | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
There is a lost world that lies where the Central Expressway (CTE) passes under Orchard Road cutting Clemenceau Avenue into two, what is now referred to as Clemenceau Avenue North and Clemenceau Avenue. This world was in the area just where the CTE passes in between the Istana and the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre,…
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Teochews in Singapore Town

Teochews in Singapore Town | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
The earliest centre of the Teochew community in Singapore town was at Boat Quay and its immediate vicinity. This was prime location situated at the “belly of the carp” (referring to the shape of the Singapore River), and also till mid-20th century  the heart of trade and commerce for the Chinese on the island.  The dominant presence of…
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Relocation of Bukit Brown Cemetery Gates

This short documentary by the National Heritage Board captures the extraction of Bukit Brown Cemetery’s iconic gates and columns, and is the first in
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Windows into the past: the mysterious house at Bassein Road

Windows into the past: the mysterious house at Bassein Road | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
In Singapore, change deprives many in my generation of the pure joy one finds in reconnecting with the places of one's childhood. For many of us, we find our connections to a world that increasingly is hard to feel at home in, only through our precious memories and perhaps through fragments from our childhood that have somehow survived. One very small…
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I was fortunate to join a group of Heritage enthusiast and visited this vegetarian hall or zhaitang.

Really a place that has plenty of heritage and hoping it can remain as it in for years to come so that future generations can learn about its past.
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The Intercontinental Gardener: Sian Teck Tng Vegetarian Convent, a remnant of a lost world

The Intercontinental Gardener: Sian Teck Tng Vegetarian Convent, a remnant of a lost world | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
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Anyone can advise how do I find information about Zhaitang (Vegetarian Convent) in Singapore and Malaysia?

 

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Montfort School - We are Family (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Montfort School video - "The One Family". This video was shown at the Montfort centennial thanksgiving mass on 16 Jan 2016. In this video, you ...
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New Access Roads and Meeting Points

New Access Roads and Meeting Points | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it

Due to the road constructions, there are new access roads into Bukit Brown cemetery and the former entrance is closed and inaccessible. As there are two roads going in, we have two new meeting poin...

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The Rites and Rituals of Bukit Brown Cemetery - YouTube

This specially commissioned documentary on Bukit Brown Cemetery’s intangible cultural heritage seeks to document the rites and rituals practised at the cemet...
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Virtual Tour | The Changi Museum

Virtual Tour | The Changi Museum | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
The Changi Museum is dedicated to all those who lived and died in Singaporeduring World War II. Visit us at 1000, Upper Changi Road North. Admission is FREE.
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七月 "Qi Yue" (7th Month) Hungry Ghost Festival (Short Documentary) - YouTube

A short documentary about the individual beliefs on paranormal activities during the Hungry Ghost Festival. Directed by: Valerie Sing Writers: Sleepless Nigh...
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