Events

H.S.I. 2019 School Challenge

H.S.I. 2019 follows an all new and refreshed format. This is to accommodate requests received from schools for H.S.I. Challenge to be inclusive to…

Prove It! Contest 2019

In March 2019, the National Library‚Äôs S.U.R.E. team organised the Prove It! Contest for secondary schools. Held in partnership with Nexus (MINDEF), this year…

The Big Picture

Housing in Singapore

In this article, find out more about the evolution of modern housing in Singapore since the 1960s, including useful digital resources. Click the image…

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…

Cheat Sheets

Smart Nation Initiatives in Singapore

Smart Nation initiative was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 24 November 2014. The aim is to build a “nation where people…

Liveable cities

To make cities liveable and comfortable for dwellers is the job or urban planners.