Our Story: Keeping it Alive.
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Issues prior to 2018
“Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore”. That’s the title of our latest exhibition opening at the National Library Building on 20 July 2018 –...
Japan in Southeast Asia: The Lim Shao Bin Collection
More than 800 items documenting early Japanese interactions in Singapore and the region have been donated to the National Library. Gracie Lee explains the...
Sharen Chua shares highlights of commemorative sports publications from the National Library’s Legal Deposit Collection. Over the decades, commemorative booklets of sports associations, souvenir handbooks...
Preserving Nan'An History in Singapore
The National Library recently received several rare items connected to the history of the Nan’an community and Hong San See Temple in Singapore.
The A(YE), B(KE) and C(TE) of Expressways
Lim Tin Seng charts the history of Singapore’s expressways, from the oldest Pan-Island Expressway, built in the 1960s to the newest Marina Coastal Expressway. AYE,...
Our Home Sweet Home
Public housing is a Singapore success story, but the early years of high-rise living were sometimes a bittersweet experience.
pores through the...
Going Shopping in the 60s
What was the act of shopping like for a generation that was more concerned about putting food on the table?
Malay Seafarers in Liverpool
speaks to former Malay sailors who reside in the English city and learns how they manage to sustain their identity in a...
In Search of the Seven Sisters Festival
This time-honoured festival has left no tangible trace of its observance in Singapore.
Tan Chui Hua
pieces together oral history interviews to reconstruct its...
Revulsion and Reverence: Crocodiles in Singapore
Crocodiles elicit fear and respect by turns – and occasionally, even indifference.
document reptilian encounters at specific times in...
Globetrotting Mums: Then and Now
interweaves her own experiences as a modern Singaporean mother travelling and living abroad with those of two Victorian-era Englishwomen. My son, all of...
The Stuff of Dreams: Singapore's Early Print Ads
Before the advent of the internet, print advertisements reigned supreme. These primary documents provide important clues to the social history of the period as...
VOL 14 ISSUE 2
Print Ads from 1830s to 1960s
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