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Collection of articles curated on Singapore and its History,
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Where do the Teochew people come from? Teochew, or the Yellow River? –

Where do the Teochew people come from? Teochew, or the Yellow River? – | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Where do the Teochew people come from? The Teochew region in southern China is the obvious answer. Yet if one is to run a search on the Internet, he or she would find a string of references stating that our ancestors came hundreds of years ago from the Central Plains in the Yellow River reaches, thousands of miles away
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Mata.Mata: History of The Singapore Police

Mata.Mata: History of The Singapore Police | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
The much-advertised English drama Mata.Mata has finally made its debut on Channel 5 last night. Mata refers to eye in Malay, but mata-mata generally means policeman (or watchman), where a patrolling policeman of the olden days was the "one on all eyes". The local Chinese "borrowed" the word and instead used the shortened version to…
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Passion-powered Singaporeans

Passion-powered Singaporeans | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
The Sunday Times speaks to five personalities and groups featured in Singapore's new tourism campaign, Passion Made Possible, about the things that drive and motivate them. . Read more at straitstimes.com.
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10-14 May: Tua Pek Kong Festival

10-14 May: Tua Pek Kong Festival | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
On the fourth month of the Lunar calendar, when the moon is full, Pulau Ubin bursts with celebrations! Wayang shows go on during the da
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Always a joy to visit Ubin on Vesak for its rich heritage activities that goes on there not just on Vesak but basically almost the whole week
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Thian Hock Keng and Singapore Yu Huang Gong

The ninth episode of NHB’s “Eye in the Sky” series is a collaboration with Mr Ang Yik Han and Mr Victor Yue, and uses aerial videography to showcase th
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A lost world in Lim Chu Kang

A lost world in Lim Chu Kang | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Deep within a world that is now missing from much of Singapore, lies a reminder how life might once have been; one of carefree days spent by the sea, and of quiet nights gazing at the stars. It is a world that doesn't exist anymore and one that many would find hard to go back to. This reminder, takes the…
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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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On The Red Dot 2017 - Toggle

On The Red Dot 2017 - Toggle | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
They were once part and parcel of everyday life in Singapore . Now , they’re just curious reminders of our colourful history . “Do You Remember” is a 4
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I was fortunate to photograph this tradditional teochew opera before.
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Do You Know The Meaning and Symbolism of Each Day In 15 Days of Chinese New Year? - The Coverage

Do You Know The Meaning and Symbolism of Each Day In 15 Days of Chinese New Year? - The Coverage | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Chinese New Year starts with the New moon on the first day of the first lunar month and ends on the Full moon 15 days later.
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The History & Origins of Yu Sheng - ieatishootipost

Ieatishootipost researches and finds out the History & Origins of Yu Sheng! From our Cantonese forefathers to today's modern Yu Sheng!
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Singapore Over 50 Years Ago – 50 Color Snapshots Documented Everyday Life of the Lion City in the 1960s

Singapore Over 50 Years Ago – 50 Color Snapshots Documented Everyday Life of the Lion City in the 1960s | Singapore Memories and History | Scoop.it
Singapore often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia an
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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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