Tag Archives: National Service

Remembrance of Othman Wok (1924-2017), Singapore’s First Malay Minister

One of Singapore’s early Cabinet ministers and old guards (first generation of the People’s Action Party (PAP)), Othman Wok was perhaps best known for his active participation and contributions to the nation’s social development and welfare of the local Malay … Continue reading

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Tuas of Yesteryears – A Fishing Village and Seafood Restaurants

Before the eighties, Tuas Village was one of the westernmost points of Singapore. Made up of largely Chinese Teochew and Malay families, the bustling fishing village was said to have existed since the 1880s, founded by one of the pioneering gambier planters … 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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Once in Our Life, Two Years of Our Time

“Training to be soldiers To fight for our land Once in our life Two years of our time Have you ever wondered Why must we serve? Coz we love our land And we want it to be free, to be … Continue reading

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A Pictorial Gallery of Singapore in 1980

Looking back at time, many say that the eighties was a golden era in Singapore. It was a period of stable economic growth and peaceful society with racial and religious harmony. Inflation was low, as seen in the relatively cheap … Continue reading

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