Two remarkable athletes served up a storm to make Malaya a tennis power to contend with during the interwar years.
A gentle giant with a larger-than-life personality, Subaraj Rajathurai helped to save Singapore’s green spaces.
While best known as a giant in the movie business in Malaya, Loke Wan Tho was also passionate about bird photography and the arts.
As a forensic pathologist, Chao Tzee Cheng helped bring murderers to justice.
Singapore was once a home to the seafaring Orang Seletar who now reside in Johor Bahru. Ilya Katrinnada takes them on a tour around Singapore visiting Merlion Park, Sembawang Park and Lower Seletar Reservoir Park.
The Alhambra and Marlborough theatres were famous landmarks in pre-war Singapore. Barbara Quek looks at these cinemas, and the man behind the curtain.
Indian convicts contributed much to the early infrastructural development of Singapore but their voices have rarely been heard. Vandana Aggarwal uncovers the story of one convict who made good.
As a senior officer in the Fisheries Department, Ishak Ahmad was instrumental in spurring the growth of the Malayan fishing industry. Anthony Medrano sheds light on his contributions.
Danièle Weiler uncovers the work of two young French naturalists – Alfred Duvaucel and Pierre Médard Diard – who worked with Stamford Raffles between 1818 and 1820.
The Malay prince who founded Singapura in the 13th-century is a controversial figure – depending on which account of the Sejarah Melayu you read, says Derek Heng.
The Penang-born doctor helped eradicate the deadly Manchurian pneumonic plague of 1910 and pushed for the use of face masks to prevent its spread. Kevin Y.L. Tan documents his life and work.
William L. Gibson uncovers the story behind the pair of grand buildings along Still Road South and their transformation over the last century.
Zinnurain Nasir and Nasri Shah shed light on the Banjar people, a small but significant sub-ethnic Malay community from Borneo.
Raffles, once widely admired and revered as the founder of Singapore, has been portrayed in a more complicated light in recent years, as Ng Yi-Sheng tells us.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the former French premier’s visit to Singapore. Lim Tin Seng has the details.
Song Ong Siang was the first local-born barrister and the first person in Malaya to receive a knighthood. Kevin Y.L. Tan recounts the extraordinary life of this Peranakan luminary.