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Broadcasts, Dramas and Dreams… Caldecott Hill in 80 Years

Singapore’s broadcasting history officially started in 1935, 82 years ago, when the British Malayan Broadcasting Company (BMBC) was set up at Caldecott Hill. However, the first commercial wireless station had already existed in Singapore as early as 1915. In 1924, … Continue reading

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SG50 – A Glance at Singapore in the Past 50 Years

Fifty years, fifty old and new photos of Singapore, and fifty familiar names, events and landmarks that helped to shape and define Singapore between 1965 and 2015. To celebrate SG50, let us take a look at Singapore’s enormous progress and … Continue reading

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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, the Founding Father of Singapore (1923-2015)

On 23 March 2015, Singapore fell into a grieving state as Lee Kuan Yew, widely regarded as the country’s founding father, passed away at the age of 91 at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). The former prime minister had been … Continue reading

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Singapore Campaigns of the 70s/80s

With intensive usage of media, campaigns are launched to achieve certain particular goals, usually in a political, social or commercial sense. Sometimes, a campaign represents an era, and some of its posters go on to become iconic representations that are … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Past – The Curious Case of Lim Yew Hock

A controversial yet significant figure in the political history of modern Singapore, Lim Yew Hock (1914-1984) was the second Chief Minister of Singapore, succeeding David Saul Marshall (1908-1995) in 1956. Unlike his predecessor, Lim Yew Hock was a hardliner against … Continue reading

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A Persistent Opposition J. B. Jeyaretnam (1926-2008)

In the early 2000s, an old lonely Indian with unmistakable white sideburns was regularly spotted at Orchard, sometimes at City Hall or Raffles Place, standing for long hours and trying to sell his books to the crowd. Most walked past … Continue reading

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Tribute to Dr Toh Chin Chye (1921-2012)

Early Days One of the founding pioneers of modern Singapore, Dr Toh Chin Chye 杜进才 was born in Taiping, Malaysia in 1921 to the son of a bicycle shop owner. After early education in Ipoh, Dr Toh came to study … Continue reading

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