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Singapore Visual Artists

Explore the works of our nation’s artistic talents this November at Level 8 of Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. From pioneering watercolourist to trailblazing…

Music Advocates and Pioneers

To celebrate Singapore’s musicians and composers, this book display showcases some of the music advocates and pioneers who have pushed boundaries and helped shape…

Migration and rural development

Migration, the movement of people from one place to another, brings great impacts on the economics of food security and agricultural and rural development.

Standards

Recipes for Quality Standards provide organisations with industry best practices on aspects such as the application, functionality and design of systems, products, services and…

Red dot Stories

Bon for the Ages:  Pop Yeh Yeh & the ’60s For Mr Basiron Bon, the 1960s was defined as a time of kampung spirit,…

Living in Kampongs

Kampong life is generally a simple and carefree affair, where houses were rarely gated and children were free to run around and play. Opportunities…

Gambling

Gambling was the most lucrative tax-farm in Singapore’s early years when the inhabitants of the island engaged in gambling activities such as betting at…

Street Hawkers

A common sight in the 19th and mid-20th centuries, street hawkers could be found on busy streets and intersections, selling quick and cheap food…

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Migration

People move from one place to another for different reasons, and with different consequences. 

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Red dot Stories

Bon for the Ages:  Pop Yeh Yeh & the ’60s For Mr Basiron Bon, the 1960s was defined as a time of kampung spirit,…

Our Story: Keeping it Alive

Welcome to the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore where our history, our story is collected and preserved to never be forgotten….

A Librarian’s World

Ever wondered what librarians do? Watch this video to find out more at A Librarian’s World. In this series of monthly talks, find out…

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