podcast

Saving Singapore’s Film Heritage

Thanks to restoration, classic films like The Teenage Textbook Movie (1998) can still be shown on a big screen 20 years after its cinema run.

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Saving Film Heritage

podcast

Saving Singapore’s Film Heritage

Thanks to restoration, classic films like The Teenage Textbook Movie (1998) can still be shown on a big screen 20 years after its cinema run.

Listen to the episode
Saving Film Heritage

podcast

Saving Singapore’s Film Heritage

Thanks to restoration, classic films like The Teenage Textbook Movie (1998) can still be shown on a big screen 20 years after its cinema run.

Listen to the episode
Saving Film Heritage

Art

Memory, History, Art: Yip Yew Chong’s “I Paint my Singapore”

Yip Yew Chong’s 60-metre-long work, “I Paint my Singapore”, melds memories and research to produce stories about Singapore.

Scenes of old Singapore
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Art

Memory, History, Art: Yip Yew Chong’s “I Paint my Singapore”

Yip Yew Chong’s 60-metre-long work, “I Paint my Singapore”, melds memories and research to produce stories about Singapore.

Scenes of old Singapore
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Art

Memory, History, Art: Yip Yew Chong’s “I Paint my Singapore”

Yip Yew Chong’s 60-metre-long work, “I Paint my Singapore”, melds memories and research to produce stories about Singapore.

Scenes of old Singapore

BiblioAsia Reels

Yip Yew Chong’s “I Paint my Singapore”

Yip Yew Chong’s masterpiece captures scenes of a bygone Singapore. Find out how he ensured historical accuracy in this 60-metre-long work.

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BiblioAsia Reels

Yip Yew Chong’s “I Paint my Singapore”

Yip Yew Chong’s masterpiece captures scenes of a bygone Singapore. Find out how he ensured historical accuracy in this 60-metre-long work.

WATCH THE VIDEO
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BiblioAsia Reels

Yip Yew Chong’s “I Paint my Singapore”

Yip Yew Chong’s masterpiece captures scenes of a bygone Singapore. Find out how he ensured historical accuracy in this 60-metre-long work.

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Collection Highlights

The Trishaws and Tricycles of Singapore By Liesel Strauss

These photos by Liesel Strauss spotlight the humble trishaw and cargo tricycle and remind of us of how Singapore used to be not too long ago.

Transport by three wheels
Transport by three wheels
Transport by three wheels

Collection Highlights

The Trishaws and Tricycles of Singapore By Liesel Strauss

These photos by Liesel Strauss spotlight the humble trishaw and cargo tricycle and remind of us of how Singapore used to be not too long ago.

Transport by three wheels
Transport by three wheels

Collection Highlights

The Trishaws and Tricycles of Singapore By Liesel Strauss

These photos by Liesel Strauss spotlight the humble trishaw and cargo tricycle and remind of us of how Singapore used to be not too long ago.

Transport by three wheels

podcast

The Lost Gold Coins of the Old Singapore Library

More than 180 years after two ancient gold coins went missing, librarian Foo Shu Tieng tries to solve the case.

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Lost Gold Coins Library

podcast

The Lost Gold Coins of the Old Singapore Library

More than 180 years after two ancient gold coins went missing, librarian Foo Shu Tieng tries to solve the case.

listen to the podcast
Lost Gold Coins Library

podcast

The Lost Gold Coins of the Old Singapore Library

More than 180 years after two ancient gold coins went missing, librarian Foo Shu Tieng tries to solve the case.

listen to the podcast
Lost Gold Coins Library

People

Pioneering Local Journalist R.B. Ooi

As a journalist, R.B. Ooi always had his finger on the pulse of Malaya, bringing to the fore issues at the heart of the nation.

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People

Pioneering Local Journalist R.B. Ooi

As a journalist, R.B. Ooi always had his finger on the pulse of Malaya, bringing to the fore issues at the heart of the nation.

A consummate newspaperman
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People

Pioneering Local Journalist R.B. Ooi

As a journalist, R.B. Ooi always had his finger on the pulse of Malaya, bringing to the fore issues at the heart of the nation.

A consummate newspaperman

Collection Highlights

A History of the Singapore Chin Woo (Athletic) Association

One of Singapore’s oldest martial arts associations donated its unique collection of photographs and materials to the National Library, Singapore.

An enduring martial arts association
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Collection Highlights

A History of the Singapore Chin Woo (Athletic) Association

One of Singapore’s oldest martial arts associations donated its unique collection of photographs and materials to the National Library, Singapore.

An enduring martial arts association
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Collection Highlights

A History of the Singapore Chin Woo (Athletic) Association

One of Singapore’s oldest martial arts associations donated its unique collection of photographs and materials to the National Library, Singapore.

An enduring martial arts association
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Apr 2024)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Apr 2024)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Apr 2024)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads

podcast

The True Story Behind Ubin's German Girl Shrine

A young German girl met an untimely end on Pulau Ubin in 1914. A shrine set up in her honour becomes Internet-famous.

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Ubin's German Girl Shrine

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The True Story Behind Ubin's German Girl Shrine

A young German girl met an untimely end on Pulau Ubin in 1914. A shrine set up in her honour becomes Internet-famous.

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Ubin's German Girl Shrine

podcast

The True Story Behind Ubin's German Girl Shrine

A young German girl met an untimely end on Pulau Ubin in 1914. A shrine set up in her honour becomes Internet-famous.

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Ubin's German Girl Shrine

people

Joseph Conrad's Singapore

Joseph Conrad’s visits to Singapore in the late 19th century are immortalised in some of his novels, such as Lord Jim and The Shadow-Line.

Sojourn in Singapore
Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad

people

Joseph Conrad's Singapore

Joseph Conrad’s visits to Singapore in the late 19th century are immortalised in some of his novels, such as Lord Jim and The Shadow-Line.

Sojourn in Singapore
Joseph Conrad

people

Joseph Conrad's Singapore

Joseph Conrad’s visits to Singapore in the late 19th century are immortalised in some of his novels, such as Lord Jim and The Shadow-Line.

Sojourn in Singapore

Collection Highlights

By the Public and for the Public

Singapore’s National Library is hard at work collecting new forms of documentary materials today for the sake of future generations.

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Collection Highlights

By the Public and for the Public

Singapore’s National Library is hard at work collecting new forms of documentary materials today for the sake of future generations.

collecting for posterity
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Collection Highlights

By the Public and for the Public

Singapore’s National Library is hard at work collecting new forms of documentary materials today for the sake of future generations.

collecting for posterity
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biblioasia reels

Kranji War Memorial: Lest We Forget

Unveiled on 2 March 1957, the Kranji War Memorial honours the men and women who gave up their lives defending Singapore during the Second World War.

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biblioasia reels

Kranji War Memorial: Lest We Forget

Unveiled on 2 March 1957, the Kranji War Memorial honours the men and women who gave up their lives defending Singapore during the Second World War.

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biblioasia reels

Kranji War Memorial: Lest We Forget

Unveiled on 2 March 1957, the Kranji War Memorial honours the men and women who gave up their lives defending Singapore during the Second World War.

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more places and Buildings

Interview with Victor Savage

From Desker Road to Xilin Avenue, street signs around Singapore recall the lives of people whose stories are a part of the nation’s history.

Naming Singapore's streets
Victor savage

more places and Buildings

Interview with Victor Savage

From Desker Road to Xilin Avenue, street signs around Singapore recall the lives of people whose stories are a part of the nation’s history.

Naming Singapore's streets
Victor savage

more places and Buildings

Interview with Victor Savage

From Desker Road to Xilin Avenue, street signs around Singapore recall the lives of people whose stories are a part of the nation’s history.

Naming Singapore's streets
Victor savage

Nature and the Environment

Growing Food in a Garden City

Urban edible gardening in Singapore might be all the rage now, but the movement has roots that date back to the early 20th century.

Eat Your Greens
Urban arden
Urban arden

Nature and the Environment

Growing Food in a Garden City

Urban edible gardening in Singapore might be all the rage now, but the movement has roots that date back to the early 20th century.

Eat Your Greens
Urban arden

Nature and the Environment

Growing Food in a Garden City

Urban edible gardening in Singapore might be all the rage now, but the movement has roots that date back to the early 20th century.

Eat Your Greens

PODCAST

Artist Yip Yew Chong Paints His Story in History

Yip Yew Chong’s 60-metre-long work, “I Paint my Singapore”, merges history, memory and nostalgia.

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PODCAST

Artist Yip Yew Chong Paints His Story in History

Yip Yew Chong’s 60-metre-long work, “I Paint my Singapore”, merges history, memory and nostalgia.

LISTEN TO BIBLIOASIA+
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PODCAST

Artist Yip Yew Chong Paints His Story in History

Yip Yew Chong’s 60-metre-long work, “I Paint my Singapore”, merges history, memory and nostalgia.

LISTEN TO BIBLIOASIA+
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Photography

Photo Studios and Photography During the Japanese Occupation

During the Japanese Occupation, local photographers worked under challenging conditions.

Photography in Difficult Times
Photo Studios
Photo Studios

Photography

Photo Studios and Photography During the Japanese Occupation

During the Japanese Occupation, local photographers worked under challenging conditions.

Photography in Difficult Times
Photo Studios

Photography

Photo Studios and Photography During the Japanese Occupation

During the Japanese Occupation, local photographers worked under challenging conditions.

Photography in Difficult Times

Governance

Singapore's Hippie Hysteria and the Ban on Long Hair

Hippie culture was seen as a risk to Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s. To reduce its influence, the government began a campaign against men with long hair.

Operation Snip Snip
Hippie Hysteria

Governance

Singapore's Hippie Hysteria and the Ban on Long Hair

Hippie culture was seen as a risk to Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s. To reduce its influence, the government began a campaign against men with long hair.

Operation Snip Snip
Hippie Hysteria

Governance

Singapore's Hippie Hysteria and the Ban on Long Hair

Hippie culture was seen as a risk to Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s. To reduce its influence, the government began a campaign against men with long hair.

Operation Snip Snip
Hippie Hysteria

BiblioAsia Reels

Singapore’s Early Publications

Printing in Singapore dates back about 200 years when Christian missionaries established a printing press here to spread the gospel.

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BiblioAsia Reels

Singapore’s Early Publications

Printing in Singapore dates back about 200 years when Christian missionaries established a printing press here to spread the gospel.

WATCH THE VIDEO
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BiblioAsia Reels

Singapore’s Early Publications

Printing in Singapore dates back about 200 years when Christian missionaries established a printing press here to spread the gospel.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Leisure

A Quick History of the Singapore Speedway

The history of the Singapore Speedway was as fast and furious as the races it hosted.

MOTORCYLE RACING IN SINGAPORE
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Leisure

A Quick History of the Singapore Speedway

The history of the Singapore Speedway was as fast and furious as the races it hosted.

MOTORCYLE RACING IN SINGAPORE
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Leisure

A Quick History of the Singapore Speedway

The history of the Singapore Speedway was as fast and furious as the races it hosted.

MOTORCYLE RACING IN SINGAPORE
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Music

American Troops. Singapore Bands. The Vietnam War

Lured by the prospects of money and adventure, local performers braved the dangers of the Vietnam War to provide entertainment to American troops.

GIGS in Vietnam
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Music

American Troops. Singapore Bands. The Vietnam War

Lured by the prospects of money and adventure, local performers braved the dangers of the Vietnam War to provide entertainment to American troops.

GIGS in Vietnam
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Music

American Troops. Singapore Bands. The Vietnam War

Lured by the prospects of money and adventure, local performers braved the dangers of the Vietnam War to provide entertainment to American troops.

GIGS in Vietnam

Places and Buildings

炊烟袅袅 甘榜回忆

甘榜的纯朴生活反映了过去悠然自得的时代,那时的生活要简单得多。

甘榜的纯朴生活
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Places and Buildings

炊烟袅袅 甘榜回忆

甘榜的纯朴生活反映了过去悠然自得的时代,那时的生活要简单得多。

甘榜的纯朴生活
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Places and Buildings

炊烟袅袅 甘榜回忆

甘榜的纯朴生活反映了过去悠然自得的时代,那时的生活要简单得多。

甘榜的纯朴生活
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BiblioAsia Reels

The Story of Two Whales

The skeleton of a blue whale was once the centrepiece of the former Raffles Museum. What happened to it?

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BiblioAsia Reels

The Story of Two Whales

The skeleton of a blue whale was once the centrepiece of the former Raffles Museum. What happened to it?

Watch the Video
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BiblioAsia Reels

The Story of Two Whales

The skeleton of a blue whale was once the centrepiece of the former Raffles Museum. What happened to it?

Watch the Video

Culture

A Plethora of Tongues: Multilingualism in Malayan Writing

From the melting pot of cultures and languages in postwar Singapore came the search for a Malayan identity, negotiated and presented through multilingualism.

Multilingualism in Malayan Writing
Multilingualism

Culture

A Plethora of Tongues: Multilingualism in Malayan Writing

From the melting pot of cultures and languages in postwar Singapore came the search for a Malayan identity, negotiated and presented through multilingualism.

Multilingualism in Malayan Writing
Multilingualism

Culture

A Plethora of Tongues: Multilingualism in Malayan Writing

From the melting pot of cultures and languages in postwar Singapore came the search for a Malayan identity, negotiated and presented through multilingualism.

Multilingualism in Malayan Writing
Multilingualism

Sports

Conquering Everest, the World’s Tallest Mountain

David Lim led the first Singapore team to successfully summit Mount Everest in 1998. This is an excerpt from his book, Mountain to Climb.

Scale the greatest height
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Sports

Conquering Everest, the World’s Tallest Mountain

David Lim led the first Singapore team to successfully summit Mount Everest in 1998. This is an excerpt from his book, Mountain to Climb.

Scale the greatest height
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Sports

Conquering Everest, the World’s Tallest Mountain

David Lim led the first Singapore team to successfully summit Mount Everest in 1998. This is an excerpt from his book, Mountain to Climb.

Scale the greatest height

Print

Kaboom! Early Malay Comic Books Make an Impact

The 1950s was the heyday for Malay comic books published in Singapore.

THE HEYDAY OF MALAY COMIC BOOKS
Kaboom!

Print

Kaboom! Early Malay Comic Books Make an Impact

The 1950s was the heyday for Malay comic books published in Singapore.

THE HEYDAY OF MALAY COMIC BOOKS
Kaboom!

Print

Kaboom! Early Malay Comic Books Make an Impact

The 1950s was the heyday for Malay comic books published in Singapore.

THE HEYDAY OF MALAY COMIC BOOKS
Kaboom!

Sports

Chia Boon Leong: The Twinkle-Toed Olympian

Although short in stature, footballer Chia Boon Leong was a force to be reckoned with.

“SMALL BUT TERRIBLE”
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Sports

Chia Boon Leong: The Twinkle-Toed Olympian

Although short in stature, footballer Chia Boon Leong was a force to be reckoned with.

“SMALL BUT TERRIBLE”
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Sports

Chia Boon Leong: The Twinkle-Toed Olympian

Although short in stature, footballer Chia Boon Leong was a force to be reckoned with.

“SMALL BUT TERRIBLE”

Places and Buildings

My Childhood Memories: A Slice of Kampong Life

Kampong living reflects an idyllic bygone age, a time when life was much simpler.

Kampong Days
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Places and Buildings

My Childhood Memories: A Slice of Kampong Life

Kampong living reflects an idyllic bygone age, a time when life was much simpler.

Kampong Days
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Places and Buildings

My Childhood Memories: A Slice of Kampong Life

Kampong living reflects an idyllic bygone age, a time when life was much simpler.

Kampong Days
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BiblioAsia Reels

The Modernist Home of Pioneer Architect Lee Kip Lin

The family home of architect Lee Kip Lin has stood the test of time with its simple and yet modern design. His wife, Mrs Lee Li-ming, shares her insights.

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BiblioAsia Reels

The Modernist Home of Pioneer Architect Lee Kip Lin

The family home of architect Lee Kip Lin has stood the test of time with its simple and yet modern design. His wife, Mrs Lee Li-ming, shares her insights.

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BiblioAsia Reels

The Modernist Home of Pioneer Architect Lee Kip Lin

The family home of architect Lee Kip Lin has stood the test of time with its simple and yet modern design. His wife, Mrs Lee Li-ming, shares her insights.

Watch the Video

Local Icons

The Salvation Army in Singapore

The history of the Salvation Army in Singapore goes back to at least 1935.

Acts of Charity
Salvation Army

Local Icons

The Salvation Army in Singapore

The history of the Salvation Army in Singapore goes back to at least 1935.

Acts of Charity
Salvation Army

Local Icons

The Salvation Army in Singapore

The history of the Salvation Army in Singapore goes back to at least 1935.

Acts of Charity
Salvation Army

Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Jan 2024)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Jan 2024)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Jan 2024)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads

People

Remembering William Lim

The late architect William Lim did more than shape Singapore’s skyline. He was also deeply passionate about urban planning, culture, the arts.

ARCHITECT EXTRAORDINAIRE
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People

Remembering William Lim

The late architect William Lim did more than shape Singapore’s skyline. He was also deeply passionate about urban planning, culture, the arts.

ARCHITECT EXTRAORDINAIRE
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People

Remembering William Lim

The late architect William Lim did more than shape Singapore’s skyline. He was also deeply passionate about urban planning, culture, the arts.

ARCHITECT EXTRAORDINAIRE
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Music

Singapore's Got Talent: When Talentime Ruled the Airwaves

Although Talentime has been replaced by reality talent contests, it will be remembered as a show that launched the musical careers of many Singaporeans.

Down Memory Lane
A Brief History of Talentime
A Brief History of Talentime

Music

Singapore's Got Talent: When Talentime Ruled the Airwaves

Although Talentime has been replaced by reality talent contests, it will be remembered as a show that launched the musical careers of many Singaporeans.

Down Memory Lane
A Brief History of Talentime

Music

Singapore's Got Talent: When Talentime Ruled the Airwaves

Although Talentime has been replaced by reality talent contests, it will be remembered as a show that launched the musical careers of many Singaporeans.

Down Memory Lane

Places and buildings

A Short History of John Little at Raffles Place

A look back at John Little’s 170-year history and the lasting mark the store has made on our island.

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Places and buildings

A Short History of John Little at Raffles Place

A look back at John Little’s 170-year history and the lasting mark the store has made on our island.

170 years of shopping
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Places and buildings

A Short History of John Little at Raffles Place

A look back at John Little’s 170-year history and the lasting mark the store has made on our island.

170 years of shopping
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BiblioAsia Reels

Operation Jaywick Retold as a Comic Book for Boys

Disguised as local fishermen, Australian and British commandos launched a clandestine raid on Japanese ships in Singapore’s Keppel Harbour.

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BiblioAsia Reels

Operation Jaywick Retold as a Comic Book for Boys

Disguised as local fishermen, Australian and British commandos launched a clandestine raid on Japanese ships in Singapore’s Keppel Harbour.

Watch The Video
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BiblioAsia Reels

Operation Jaywick Retold as a Comic Book for Boys

Disguised as local fishermen, Australian and British commandos launched a clandestine raid on Japanese ships in Singapore’s Keppel Harbour.

Watch The Video

Art

Seeking the Unnamed Artists of Diard & Duvaucel's Drawings

Natural history drawings might seem clinical and cold, but an unlikely medium pulls back the curtains to find the humanity behind them.

Naming the Unnamed
About the Painters

Art

Seeking the Unnamed Artists of Diard & Duvaucel's Drawings

Natural history drawings might seem clinical and cold, but an unlikely medium pulls back the curtains to find the humanity behind them.

Naming the Unnamed
About the Painters

Art

Seeking the Unnamed Artists of Diard & Duvaucel's Drawings

Natural history drawings might seem clinical and cold, but an unlikely medium pulls back the curtains to find the humanity behind them.

Naming the Unnamed
About the Painters

Sports

The 1973 SEAP Games in Singapore

The 7th SEAP Games marked the first time that Singapore hosted an international sporting event since gaining independence in 1965.

Gunning for Glory
Women's Relay
Women's Relay

Sports

The 1973 SEAP Games in Singapore

The 7th SEAP Games marked the first time that Singapore hosted an international sporting event since gaining independence in 1965.

Gunning for Glory
Women's Relay

Sports

The 1973 SEAP Games in Singapore

The 7th SEAP Games marked the first time that Singapore hosted an international sporting event since gaining independence in 1965.

Gunning for Glory

BiblioAsia Reels

Professor Yu Chun Yee Plays on NLB's Heritage Piano

Professor Yu, who used to teach at the Royal College of Music in London, plays on the refurbished Chappell grand at the National Library.

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Professor Yu Chun Yee

BiblioAsia Reels

Professor Yu Chun Yee Plays on NLB's Heritage Piano

Professor Yu, who used to teach at the Royal College of Music in London, plays on the refurbished Chappell grand at the National Library.

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Professor Yu Chun Yee

BiblioAsia Reels

Professor Yu Chun Yee Plays on NLB's Heritage Piano

Professor Yu, who used to teach at the Royal College of Music in London, plays on the refurbished Chappell grand at the National Library.

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Professor Yu Chun Yee

BiblioAsia Reels

The Frying Pan Piano

A world-renowned pianist described this concert grand of the Victoria Memorial Hall as a "cooking pot and a frying pan". How did it have such a reputation?

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The Frying Pan Piano
The Frying Pan Piano

BiblioAsia Reels

The Frying Pan Piano

A world-renowned pianist described this concert grand of the Victoria Memorial Hall as a "cooking pot and a frying pan". How did it have such a reputation?

Watch the Video
The Frying Pan Piano

BiblioAsia Reels

The Frying Pan Piano

A world-renowned pianist described this concert grand of the Victoria Memorial Hall as a "cooking pot and a frying pan". How did it have such a reputation?

Watch the Video

WAR

Konfrontasi: Singapore's Experience of an Undeclared War

Opposing the formation of the Federation of Malaysia, Indonesia waged a three-year armed conflict against Malaysia and Singapore.

A campaign of terror
Konfrontasi

WAR

Konfrontasi: Singapore's Experience of an Undeclared War

Opposing the formation of the Federation of Malaysia, Indonesia waged a three-year armed conflict against Malaysia and Singapore.

A campaign of terror
Konfrontasi

WAR

Konfrontasi: Singapore's Experience of an Undeclared War

Opposing the formation of the Federation of Malaysia, Indonesia waged a three-year armed conflict against Malaysia and Singapore.

A campaign of terror
Konfrontasi

Film and Photography

Restoring Classic Films from Asia

Besides restoring made-in-Singapore films, the Asian Film Archive is also involved in the preservation of other seminal Asian works.

SAVING ASIAN CLASSICS
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Film and Photography

Restoring Classic Films from Asia

Besides restoring made-in-Singapore films, the Asian Film Archive is also involved in the preservation of other seminal Asian works.

SAVING ASIAN CLASSICS
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Film and Photography

Restoring Classic Films from Asia

Besides restoring made-in-Singapore films, the Asian Film Archive is also involved in the preservation of other seminal Asian works.

SAVING ASIAN CLASSICS

People

The Curious Visit of Qing Ambassadors to Singapore

The visit by Qing officials to Singapore in 1876 led to the establishment of the first Chinese consulate here a year later.

A Forgotten Encounter
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People

The Curious Visit of Qing Ambassadors to Singapore

The visit by Qing officials to Singapore in 1876 led to the establishment of the first Chinese consulate here a year later.

A Forgotten Encounter
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People

The Curious Visit of Qing Ambassadors to Singapore

The visit by Qing officials to Singapore in 1876 led to the establishment of the first Chinese consulate here a year later.

A Forgotten Encounter
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BiblioAsia Reels

Interview with Rachel Heng, Author of The Great Reclamation

What does it take to write an internationally acclaimed historical novel set in Singapore?

Watch the interview #SingLit
The Great Reclamation
The Great Reclamation

BiblioAsia Reels

Interview with Rachel Heng, Author of The Great Reclamation

What does it take to write an internationally acclaimed historical novel set in Singapore?

Watch the interview #SingLit
The Great Reclamation

BiblioAsia Reels

Interview with Rachel Heng, Author of The Great Reclamation

What does it take to write an internationally acclaimed historical novel set in Singapore?

Watch the interview #SingLit

Print

The Early History of Printing in Singapore

Printing in Singapore dates back 200 years with the establishment of a press by Christian missionaries.

EARLY IMPRINTS
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Print

The Early History of Printing in Singapore

Printing in Singapore dates back 200 years with the establishment of a press by Christian missionaries.

EARLY IMPRINTS
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Print

The Early History of Printing in Singapore

Printing in Singapore dates back 200 years with the establishment of a press by Christian missionaries.

EARLY IMPRINTS
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podcast

What’s Become of the Seafaring Orang Seletar?

The Orang Seletar used to live on boats that plied the Johor Strait. They were here when Raffles landed in 1819.

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Seafaring Orang Seletar
Seafaring Orang Seletar

podcast

What’s Become of the Seafaring Orang Seletar?

The Orang Seletar used to live on boats that plied the Johor Strait. They were here when Raffles landed in 1819.

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Seafaring Orang Seletar

podcast

What’s Become of the Seafaring Orang Seletar?

The Orang Seletar used to live on boats that plied the Johor Strait. They were here when Raffles landed in 1819.

Listen to biblioasia+

Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Oct 2023)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Oct 2023)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Oct 2023)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Archaeology

Revisiting the Mystery of the Missing Gold Coins

Two ancient gold coins, probably from Aceh, were discovered in Singapore in the middle of the 19th century. Unfortunately, they disappeared a few decades later.

STRIKING GOLD
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Archaeology

Revisiting the Mystery of the Missing Gold Coins

Two ancient gold coins, probably from Aceh, were discovered in Singapore in the middle of the 19th century. Unfortunately, they disappeared a few decades later.

STRIKING GOLD
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Archaeology

Revisiting the Mystery of the Missing Gold Coins

Two ancient gold coins, probably from Aceh, were discovered in Singapore in the middle of the 19th century. Unfortunately, they disappeared a few decades later.

STRIKING GOLD

Sports

Coach Choo Seng Quee, A Giant of Singapore Football

Uncle Choo masterminded Singapore’s famous Malaysia Cup victory in 1977. Four decades after his death, we remember his many contributions to the sport.

Uncle Choo, the Legend
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Sports

Coach Choo Seng Quee, A Giant of Singapore Football

Uncle Choo masterminded Singapore’s famous Malaysia Cup victory in 1977. Four decades after his death, we remember his many contributions to the sport.

Uncle Choo, the Legend
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Sports

Coach Choo Seng Quee, A Giant of Singapore Football

Uncle Choo masterminded Singapore’s famous Malaysia Cup victory in 1977. Four decades after his death, we remember his many contributions to the sport.

Uncle Choo, the Legend
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podcast

Lest We Forget: Kranji War Cemetery

Librarian Janice Loo profiles those buried or memorialised at the Kranji War Cemetery, such as Lt Adnan of the Malay Regiment and civilian fighter Sim Chin Foo.

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Kranji War Cemetery
Kranji War Cemetery

podcast

Lest We Forget: Kranji War Cemetery

Librarian Janice Loo profiles those buried or memorialised at the Kranji War Cemetery, such as Lt Adnan of the Malay Regiment and civilian fighter Sim Chin Foo.

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Kranji War Cemetery

podcast

Lest We Forget: Kranji War Cemetery

Librarian Janice Loo profiles those buried or memorialised at the Kranji War Cemetery, such as Lt Adnan of the Malay Regiment and civilian fighter Sim Chin Foo.

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Sports

Forgotten Heroes of the Malaya Cup

We remember some legendary players of the interwar years who left an indelible mark on the local football scene.

Singapore’s Soccer Legends
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Sports

Forgotten Heroes of the Malaya Cup

We remember some legendary players of the interwar years who left an indelible mark on the local football scene.

Singapore’s Soccer Legends
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Sports

Forgotten Heroes of the Malaya Cup

We remember some legendary players of the interwar years who left an indelible mark on the local football scene.

Singapore’s Soccer Legends
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Nature and the Environment

The Famous Whale Skeleton at the Raffles Museum

A blue whale skeleton took centre stage at the former Raffles Museum for more than 60 years before it was gifted to the National Museum of Malaysia in 1974.

A WHALE OF A STORY
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Nature and the Environment

The Famous Whale Skeleton at the Raffles Museum

A blue whale skeleton took centre stage at the former Raffles Museum for more than 60 years before it was gifted to the National Museum of Malaysia in 1974.

A WHALE OF A STORY
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Nature and the Environment

The Famous Whale Skeleton at the Raffles Museum

A blue whale skeleton took centre stage at the former Raffles Museum for more than 60 years before it was gifted to the National Museum of Malaysia in 1974.

A WHALE OF A STORY

podcast

The Recording Industry in Singapore, 1903-1985

Singapore used to be a major recording centre in Southeast Asia, with over 10,000 local recordings made before 1960.

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Recording Industry

podcast

The Recording Industry in Singapore, 1903-1985

Singapore used to be a major recording centre in Southeast Asia, with over 10,000 local recordings made before 1960.

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Recording Industry

podcast

The Recording Industry in Singapore, 1903-1985

Singapore used to be a major recording centre in Southeast Asia, with over 10,000 local recordings made before 1960.

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Recording Industry

Arts

A Grand Piano's Chequered History

A grand piano that was to be the pride of Singapore failed to silence its critics. The odds, however, were always against it.

A New Lease of Life
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Arts

A Grand Piano's Chequered History

A grand piano that was to be the pride of Singapore failed to silence its critics. The odds, however, were always against it.

A New Lease of Life
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Arts

A Grand Piano's Chequered History

A grand piano that was to be the pride of Singapore failed to silence its critics. The odds, however, were always against it.

A New Lease of Life

podcast

The Stories Behind the Shrines on Kusu Island

Researcher William L. Gibson undertakes a pilgrimage into the archives to uncover the history of the keramat on Kusu Island.

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podcast

The Stories Behind the Shrines on Kusu Island

Researcher William L. Gibson undertakes a pilgrimage into the archives to uncover the history of the keramat on Kusu Island.

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kusu island shrines

podcast

The Stories Behind the Shrines on Kusu Island

Researcher William L. Gibson undertakes a pilgrimage into the archives to uncover the history of the keramat on Kusu Island.

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kusu island shrines

Literature

Panton Malaijoe dan Portugees: A Rediscovered Manuscript

A forgotten manuscript found in a Portuguese museum offers insights into the languages and traditions of a unique community in the Dutch East Indies.

A book of Malay and Portuguese pantuns
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Literature

Panton Malaijoe dan Portugees: A Rediscovered Manuscript

A forgotten manuscript found in a Portuguese museum offers insights into the languages and traditions of a unique community in the Dutch East Indies.

A book of Malay and Portuguese pantuns
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Literature

Panton Malaijoe dan Portugees: A Rediscovered Manuscript

A forgotten manuscript found in a Portuguese museum offers insights into the languages and traditions of a unique community in the Dutch East Indies.

A book of Malay and Portuguese pantuns

podcast

The Mystery of Sarong Island

Librarian Lim Tin Seng rediscovers Singapore’s first island resort getaway and solves various mysteries surrounding it, including where Sarong Island is now.

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The Mystery of Sarong Island

Librarian Lim Tin Seng rediscovers Singapore’s first island resort getaway and solves various mysteries surrounding it, including where Sarong Island is now.

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The Mystery of Sarong Island

Librarian Lim Tin Seng rediscovers Singapore’s first island resort getaway and solves various mysteries surrounding it, including where Sarong Island is now.

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Governance

The Bumpy Ride to Making Crash Helmets Mandatory

Crash helmets might save lives but getting people to wear them was an uphill task.

CRASH HELMET SHENANIGANS
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Governance

The Bumpy Ride to Making Crash Helmets Mandatory

Crash helmets might save lives but getting people to wear them was an uphill task.

CRASH HELMET SHENANIGANS
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Governance

The Bumpy Ride to Making Crash Helmets Mandatory

Crash helmets might save lives but getting people to wear them was an uphill task.

CRASH HELMET SHENANIGANS

Podcast

Beyond Firewalking

There’s more to firewalking than the public display of religious devotion.

Stories behind the rituals
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Podcast

Beyond Firewalking

There’s more to firewalking than the public display of religious devotion.

Stories behind the rituals
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Podcast

Beyond Firewalking

There’s more to firewalking than the public display of religious devotion.

Stories behind the rituals
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Food

Going Against the Grain: The “Eat More Wheat” Campaign

The call for Singaporeans to switch from eating rice to eating wheat in 1967 did not take root despite best efforts by the government.

The “Eat More Wheat” Campaign
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Food

Going Against the Grain: The “Eat More Wheat” Campaign

The call for Singaporeans to switch from eating rice to eating wheat in 1967 did not take root despite best efforts by the government.

The “Eat More Wheat” Campaign
eat more wheat

Food

Going Against the Grain: The “Eat More Wheat” Campaign

The call for Singaporeans to switch from eating rice to eating wheat in 1967 did not take root despite best efforts by the government.

The “Eat More Wheat” Campaign

video: From Book to Cook

Recreating a Recipe from the "Eat More Wheat" Campaign

What does a 1969 Chinese recipe for noodles have to do with a murukku press?

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Singapore’s old recipes

video: From Book to Cook

Recreating a Recipe from the "Eat More Wheat" Campaign

What does a 1969 Chinese recipe for noodles have to do with a murukku press?

watch the video
Singapore’s old recipes

video: From Book to Cook

Recreating a Recipe from the "Eat More Wheat" Campaign

What does a 1969 Chinese recipe for noodles have to do with a murukku press?

watch the video
Singapore’s old recipes

Podcast

Stone Tools in Singapore

Stone tools have been found in and around Singapore since the late 19th century, but much about them remains a mystery.

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Stone Tools in Singapore
Stone Tools in Singapore

Podcast

Stone Tools in Singapore

Stone tools have been found in and around Singapore since the late 19th century, but much about them remains a mystery.

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Stone Tools in Singapore

Podcast

Stone Tools in Singapore

Stone tools have been found in and around Singapore since the late 19th century, but much about them remains a mystery.

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ARTS

From Singapore Dance Theatre to Singapore Ballet

As the history of the company shows, its new name is less about breaking away from the past as it is about leaping confidently into the future.

history of Singapore Ballet
Singapore Ballet

ARTS

From Singapore Dance Theatre to Singapore Ballet

As the history of the company shows, its new name is less about breaking away from the past as it is about leaping confidently into the future.

history of Singapore Ballet
Singapore Ballet

ARTS

From Singapore Dance Theatre to Singapore Ballet

As the history of the company shows, its new name is less about breaking away from the past as it is about leaping confidently into the future.

history of Singapore Ballet
Singapore Ballet

Podcast

Malaya's Prewar Tennis Greats

Two tennis greats won 9 Malaya Cups and 12 Singapore Championships between them before the war. Who were they?

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prewar Malayan tennis

Podcast

Malaya's Prewar Tennis Greats

Two tennis greats won 9 Malaya Cups and 12 Singapore Championships between them before the war. Who were they?

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prewar Malayan tennis

Podcast

Malaya's Prewar Tennis Greats

Two tennis greats won 9 Malaya Cups and 12 Singapore Championships between them before the war. Who were they?

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Print

Collection Focus: A Comic Book Version of Operation Jaywick

The story of Operation Jaywick, a daring attack on Japanese ships at Keppel Harbour in September 1943, is retold in a comic aimed at boys.

The Victor Book for Boys
Operation Jaywick

Print

Collection Focus: A Comic Book Version of Operation Jaywick

The story of Operation Jaywick, a daring attack on Japanese ships at Keppel Harbour in September 1943, is retold in a comic aimed at boys.

The Victor Book for Boys
Operation Jaywick

Print

Collection Focus: A Comic Book Version of Operation Jaywick

The story of Operation Jaywick, a daring attack on Japanese ships at Keppel Harbour in September 1943, is retold in a comic aimed at boys.

The Victor Book for Boys
Operation Jaywick

Podcast

Belacan: Caviar or Vile?

A beloved condiment in Southeast Asia, belacan has been called rank and disgusting. Learn about its long history.

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Belacan
Belacan

Podcast

Belacan: Caviar or Vile?

A beloved condiment in Southeast Asia, belacan has been called rank and disgusting. Learn about its long history.

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Belacan

Podcast

Belacan: Caviar or Vile?

A beloved condiment in Southeast Asia, belacan has been called rank and disgusting. Learn about its long history.

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Places and Buildings

32 Binjai Park: The Modernist Home of an Architect

The house that Lee Kip Lin built has stood the test of time, reflecting its simple yet modern and clean design.

A HOUSE FOR THE TROPICS
Lee Kip Lin's house

Places and Buildings

32 Binjai Park: The Modernist Home of an Architect

The house that Lee Kip Lin built has stood the test of time, reflecting its simple yet modern and clean design.

A HOUSE FOR THE TROPICS
Lee Kip Lin's house

Places and Buildings

32 Binjai Park: The Modernist Home of an Architect

The house that Lee Kip Lin built has stood the test of time, reflecting its simple yet modern and clean design.

A HOUSE FOR THE TROPICS
Lee Kip Lin's house

podcast

The Forgotten Murals of Paya Lebar Airport

Three large murals used to grace the walls of Paya Lebar Airport, depicting scenes from Singapore and Malaysia. Only one is left.

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murals paya lebar airport

podcast

The Forgotten Murals of Paya Lebar Airport

Three large murals used to grace the walls of Paya Lebar Airport, depicting scenes from Singapore and Malaysia. Only one is left.

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murals paya lebar airport

podcast

The Forgotten Murals of Paya Lebar Airport

Three large murals used to grace the walls of Paya Lebar Airport, depicting scenes from Singapore and Malaysia. Only one is left.

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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Jul 2023)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

NEW READS
New books

Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Jul 2023)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

NEW READS
New books

Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Jul 2023)

Introducing five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

NEW READS
New books

podcast

Taoist Folk Goddesses of Singapore

Award-winning writer Ng Yi-Sheng tells us about the legends and worship of local goddesses Maiden Lin, Maiden Lei and Maiden Huang.

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Taoist Folk Goddesses
Taoist Folk Goddesses

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Taoist Folk Goddesses of Singapore

Award-winning writer Ng Yi-Sheng tells us about the legends and worship of local goddesses Maiden Lin, Maiden Lei and Maiden Huang.

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Taoist Folk Goddesses

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Taoist Folk Goddesses of Singapore

Award-winning writer Ng Yi-Sheng tells us about the legends and worship of local goddesses Maiden Lin, Maiden Lei and Maiden Huang.

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Places and Buildings

Remembering Punggol’s Kampong Wak Sumang

Kampong Wak Sumang, one of Singapore’s earliest fishing villages, was purportedly founded by a warrior-diplomat whose musical abilities landed him in trouble.

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Places and Buildings

Remembering Punggol’s Kampong Wak Sumang

Kampong Wak Sumang, one of Singapore’s earliest fishing villages, was purportedly founded by a warrior-diplomat whose musical abilities landed him in trouble.

Rediscovering a Forgotten Village
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Places and Buildings

Remembering Punggol’s Kampong Wak Sumang

Kampong Wak Sumang, one of Singapore’s earliest fishing villages, was purportedly founded by a warrior-diplomat whose musical abilities landed him in trouble.

Rediscovering a Forgotten Village
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People

Tok Sumang: A Translation

A story about Wak Sumang, a man of great wisdom and many talents, and the founder of Kampong Punggol.

Wak Sumang’s legacy
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People

Tok Sumang: A Translation

A story about Wak Sumang, a man of great wisdom and many talents, and the founder of Kampong Punggol.

Wak Sumang’s legacy
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People

Tok Sumang: A Translation

A story about Wak Sumang, a man of great wisdom and many talents, and the founder of Kampong Punggol.

Wak Sumang’s legacy

podcast

My Grandfather Was a Rōmusha

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army used forced civilian labourers, known as rōmusha, to build the infamous Thai-Burma Railway.

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Rōmusha WWII labourers

podcast

My Grandfather Was a Rōmusha

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army used forced civilian labourers, known as rōmusha, to build the infamous Thai-Burma Railway.

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Rōmusha WWII labourers

podcast

My Grandfather Was a Rōmusha

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army used forced civilian labourers, known as rōmusha, to build the infamous Thai-Burma Railway.

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Rōmusha WWII labourers

Places and Buildings

Bridging Past and Present in Pasir Ris

Once dotted with plantations and mangrove swamps, Pasir Ris is today a bustling residential town with modern facilities and amenities.

A Town in the East
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Places and Buildings

Bridging Past and Present in Pasir Ris

Once dotted with plantations and mangrove swamps, Pasir Ris is today a bustling residential town with modern facilities and amenities.

A Town in the East
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Places and Buildings

Bridging Past and Present in Pasir Ris

Once dotted with plantations and mangrove swamps, Pasir Ris is today a bustling residential town with modern facilities and amenities.

A Town in the East

Film, Sound and Photography

The Singapore Record Industry in the 1960s

In this extract from the book From Keroncong to Xinyao, the author looks at why the record industry in Singapore took off in the 1960s.

RECORDING MUSIC
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Film, Sound and Photography

The Singapore Record Industry in the 1960s

In this extract from the book From Keroncong to Xinyao, the author looks at why the record industry in Singapore took off in the 1960s.

RECORDING MUSIC
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Film, Sound and Photography

The Singapore Record Industry in the 1960s

In this extract from the book From Keroncong to Xinyao, the author looks at why the record industry in Singapore took off in the 1960s.

RECORDING MUSIC
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Architecture

Golden Mile Complex: Five Decades of an Architectural Icon

The collective sale and conservation of Golden Mile Complex will restore a visionary building designed for a “new look Singapore” 50 years ago.

A FAMOUS LANDMARK
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Architecture

Golden Mile Complex: Five Decades of an Architectural Icon

The collective sale and conservation of Golden Mile Complex will restore a visionary building designed for a “new look Singapore” 50 years ago.

A FAMOUS LANDMARK
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Architecture

Golden Mile Complex: Five Decades of an Architectural Icon

The collective sale and conservation of Golden Mile Complex will restore a visionary building designed for a “new look Singapore” 50 years ago.

A FAMOUS LANDMARK

Film and Photography

Restoring Classic Singaporean Films

Money No Enough, Forever Fever and The Teenage Textbook Movie are prime candidates for restoration.

Passion for Film Restoration
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Film and Photography

Restoring Classic Singaporean Films

Money No Enough, Forever Fever and The Teenage Textbook Movie are prime candidates for restoration.

Passion for Film Restoration
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Film and Photography

Restoring Classic Singaporean Films

Money No Enough, Forever Fever and The Teenage Textbook Movie are prime candidates for restoration.

Passion for Film Restoration
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Culture

Muhammad Ariff Ahmad’s Hari Raya Puasa Greeting Cards

Unique greeting cards collected by a giant in the Malay literary scene. (From the National Library’s Blog on Medium).

Hari Raya greeting cards
Greeting Card
Greeting Card

Culture

Muhammad Ariff Ahmad’s Hari Raya Puasa Greeting Cards

Unique greeting cards collected by a giant in the Malay literary scene. (From the National Library’s Blog on Medium).

Hari Raya greeting cards
Greeting Card

Culture

Muhammad Ariff Ahmad’s Hari Raya Puasa Greeting Cards

Unique greeting cards collected by a giant in the Malay literary scene. (From the National Library’s Blog on Medium).

Hari Raya greeting cards

Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Apr 2023)

A quick look at five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Apr 2023)

A quick look at five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Literature

New Books on Singapore History (Apr 2023)

A quick look at five new books available in the National Library’s collection.

New Reads
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Places and Buildings

A History of The Padang

Kevin Tan looks at what makes the 4.3-hectare patch of green in front of the former City Hall building so special.

A NATIONAL MONUMENT
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Places and Buildings

A History of The Padang

Kevin Tan looks at what makes the 4.3-hectare patch of green in front of the former City Hall building so special.

A NATIONAL MONUMENT
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Places and Buildings

A History of The Padang

Kevin Tan looks at what makes the 4.3-hectare patch of green in front of the former City Hall building so special.

A NATIONAL MONUMENT

Food

Belacan: Caviar? Or Vile and Disgusting?

Fermented shrimp is a staple in many cuisines of Southeast Asia, though it takes some getting used to.

ALSO KNOWN AS BAGOONG, KAPI AND TERASI
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Food

Belacan: Caviar? Or Vile and Disgusting?

Fermented shrimp is a staple in many cuisines of Southeast Asia, though it takes some getting used to.

ALSO KNOWN AS BAGOONG, KAPI AND TERASI
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Food

Belacan: Caviar? Or Vile and Disgusting?

Fermented shrimp is a staple in many cuisines of Southeast Asia, though it takes some getting used to.

ALSO KNOWN AS BAGOONG, KAPI AND TERASI
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Places and Buildings

Which Was Singapore's First Courthouse?

Singapore’s former Parliament building, known today as The Arts House, was used as a courthouse from 1828 to 1939.

SINGAPORE’S COURTHOUSES
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Places and Buildings

Which Was Singapore's First Courthouse?

Singapore’s former Parliament building, known today as The Arts House, was used as a courthouse from 1828 to 1939.

SINGAPORE’S COURTHOUSES
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Places and Buildings

Which Was Singapore's First Courthouse?

Singapore’s former Parliament building, known today as The Arts House, was used as a courthouse from 1828 to 1939.

SINGAPORE’S COURTHOUSES

Places and Buildings

Terraces on Tagore: The Curious Origins of Teachers' Estate

The Singapore Teachers’ Union wanted a clubhouse. They ended up building a housing estate.

HOUSES FOR TEACHERS
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Places and Buildings

Terraces on Tagore: The Curious Origins of Teachers' Estate

The Singapore Teachers’ Union wanted a clubhouse. They ended up building a housing estate.

HOUSES FOR TEACHERS
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Places and Buildings

Terraces on Tagore: The Curious Origins of Teachers' Estate

The Singapore Teachers’ Union wanted a clubhouse. They ended up building a housing estate.

HOUSES FOR TEACHERS
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Culture

Portugal's Linguistic Legacy in Southeast Asia

While Portugal may not have had a large presence in this region, remnants of the Portuguese language continue to linger on, in some places more than others.

PORTUGUESE CREOLES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
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Culture

Portugal's Linguistic Legacy in Southeast Asia

While Portugal may not have had a large presence in this region, remnants of the Portuguese language continue to linger on, in some places more than others.

PORTUGUESE CREOLES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
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Culture

Portugal's Linguistic Legacy in Southeast Asia

While Portugal may not have had a large presence in this region, remnants of the Portuguese language continue to linger on, in some places more than others.

PORTUGUESE CREOLES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

People

Neo Tiew: The Man Who Built Lim Chu Kang

The opening up of Lim Chu Kang owes much to the efforts of Neo Tiew, who helped clear the land and later became the headman of the area.

Neo Tiew’s Legacy
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People

Neo Tiew: The Man Who Built Lim Chu Kang

The opening up of Lim Chu Kang owes much to the efforts of Neo Tiew, who helped clear the land and later became the headman of the area.

Neo Tiew’s Legacy
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People

Neo Tiew: The Man Who Built Lim Chu Kang

The opening up of Lim Chu Kang owes much to the efforts of Neo Tiew, who helped clear the land and later became the headman of the area.

Neo Tiew’s Legacy
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Leisure

Singapore’s Public Bathhouses of the 1880s

Three public bathhouses at Ellenborough Market, Canton Street and Clyde Terrace were built by the Municipality in the late 19th century.

Singapore’s Public Bathhouses
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Leisure

Singapore’s Public Bathhouses of the 1880s

Three public bathhouses at Ellenborough Market, Canton Street and Clyde Terrace were built by the Municipality in the late 19th century.

Singapore’s Public Bathhouses
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Leisure

Singapore’s Public Bathhouses of the 1880s

Three public bathhouses at Ellenborough Market, Canton Street and Clyde Terrace were built by the Municipality in the late 19th century.

Singapore’s Public Bathhouses

Women

Women and the Typewriter in Singapore’s Herstories

The humble typewriter helped women become better educated, enter the workforce and contribute to society.

Women and the Typewriter
Women Typewriters

Women

Women and the Typewriter in Singapore’s Herstories

The humble typewriter helped women become better educated, enter the workforce and contribute to society.

Women and the Typewriter
Women Typewriters

Women

Women and the Typewriter in Singapore’s Herstories

The humble typewriter helped women become better educated, enter the workforce and contribute to society.

Women and the Typewriter
Women Typewriters

Sports

Khoo Hooi Hye, Lim Bong Soo and the Heyday of Malayan Tennis

Two remarkable athletes served up a storm to make Malaya a tennis power to contend with during the interwar years.

Two Tennis Champs
Tennis
Tennis

Sports

Khoo Hooi Hye, Lim Bong Soo and the Heyday of Malayan Tennis

Two remarkable athletes served up a storm to make Malaya a tennis power to contend with during the interwar years.

Two Tennis Champs
Tennis

Sports

Khoo Hooi Hye, Lim Bong Soo and the Heyday of Malayan Tennis

Two remarkable athletes served up a storm to make Malaya a tennis power to contend with during the interwar years.

Two Tennis Champs