Category Archives: History

Her Grandma was Miss Singapore in 1960

As I was researching about macarons, I stumbled upon gold. A beautiful post by Aliya, a Singapore girl in Perth who writes about her grandma winning the Miss Singapore crown in 1960. The title was Miss Singapore City 1960. The … Continue reading

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History: Singapore in 1957

I got interested at the 4 minute point onwards. It’s fascinating for me as Singapore seems an utterly different place. Even the Lion dances and satay were so much more authentic. The only thing that bothered me was the imperialist … Continue reading

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Vintage Singapore 1961: Backstreets

Another really wonderful video shared by Michael Rogge on YouTube. He is now 81 years old and living in the Netherlands. My aunts and uncles would probably find the scenes familiar. I so love looking back to the charming era … Continue reading

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Vintage Singapore 1960s: Street Urchins

I am absolutely mesmerized by this old video. I feel so lucky with my hot showers, when I view how the children are bathed. But it also seemed a more idyllic time or perhaps it’s my nostalgia for a charming … Continue reading

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Singapore Food Trail: An Attempt to Capture the Past

I expected much more from the Singapore Food Trail which is the latest food attraction at the Singapore Flyer. At first glance I was impressed, as I am by anything novel, but after my inspection I was left wanting more. … Continue reading

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Tourists May Be More Intimately Acquainted with our History than we are

I am quite bashful to admit that I am not as proficient as tourists armed with a guide book and internet research may be, when it comes to our little historical tidbits. For one thing I only discovered more about … Continue reading

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Leave Bedok Hawker Centre Alone

All hawker centres in Singapore for that matter. Just as I was down about inflation and feeling that the one affordable thing we have left is hawker food, I read about the possible privatisation of hawker centres.  Oh the horror! … Continue reading

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