History

Singapore & Indonesia mark 50 years of ties in 2017. Here's what the rough beginning of the relationship was like.

Difficult beginnings.

March 15, 2017

S'pore pioneer Han Suyin launched Nantah & wrote Hollywood material. Here's more about her.

Incredible woman.

March 14, 2017

If you like money, here's what our old money looked like from the 60s to 90s

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March 12, 2017

US$32 million shipwreck treasure salvaged, conserved and displayed, but drama came along

Glad we can see them.

March 10, 2017

Here's how LKY handled MPs' criticisms of the civil service in the 1976 Budget debates

LKY: 'And as MPs know and even as Ministers know, some fellow Ministers have the habit of passing on the buck. So the MP comes here and passes on the buck to the Minister.'

March 3, 2017

Opposition veteran Sin Kek Tong has died. We look back at his political career.

He founded the Singapore People's Party.

March 1, 2017

Rare newsreel video captured trial & sentencing of General Yamashita who ordered Sook Ching

He was the Tiger of Malaya.

February 27, 2017

Here's what Maxwell Food Centre, originally a wet market, looked like in the 80s and 90s

To think such a wonderful trove of excellent food was originally supposed to be a temporary one.

February 23, 2017

New art walk at Holland Village will leave you calling it Hakka Village instead

Holland Village is much more than just angmoh men and Barbarella's SPGs.

February 23, 2017

Renaming of 'Syonan Gallery' a rare U-turn? 3 past instances of govt doing Syonan-turns.

Remember the Graduate Mother Scheme?

February 21, 2017

6 things to know about S'pore's water supply, since it will cost 30% more soon

We use fish to monitor our water, duh.

February 21, 2017

3 hard truths about the S'pore economy from CFE's and past economic strategies

We often see them appear over and over again.

February 20, 2017

Why "Syonan-to" is still painful: S'pore rally demanding compensation from Jap Occupation had 120,000-strong crowd

Lest we forget: The 'Blood Debt' rally held at City Hall on Aug. 25, 1963.

February 18, 2017

5 things to know about S'pore's Eurasian community that gave us Benjamin Sheares and Joseph Schooling

They are more than just 'Others' in the Chinese, Indian, Malay and Others (CMIO) classification.

February 16, 2017

4 intriguing stories of how 4 of S'pore's founding fathers survive the Japanese Occupation

LKY: 'I decided to check out through the exit point, but instead of allowing me to pass, the soldier on duty signalled me to join a group of young Chinese. I felt instinctively that this was ominous...'

February 15, 2017

Morning Commute

Interesting stories to discuss with your colleagues in office later

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