For more than a decade, Singaporean actress Rui En's official Fanclub RBKD has been pretty active.
They've even worked alongside Rui En to give back to medical staff.
Website to be archived in NLB's collection
Now, the fan club has been approached by the National Library Board (NLB) to archive the fan club's website under the Web Archive Singapore (WAS) collection.
WAS is a collection of Singapore websites that showcase facets of life in Singapore.
The collection preserves web content for information, reference and research on Singapore's history and heritage.
The archive serves to preserve important times of lives, people, events, and organisations in Singapore, even when the original sites have changed or deleted.
According to RBKD's official statement on their website, NLB said that the fan club's website would be a "valuable addition".
Fanclub president Peh Xin Yi said that RBKD is "truly honoured", citing that it is "an affirmation of local entertainment and pop culture in Singapore’s history" to be included in NLB's WAS collection.
Peh thanked everyone for their support towards Rui En and the fan club over the years as well.
You can read their full statement here:
Dear Fans & Supporters
Wow. RBKD is truly honoured to have our website included in the National Library’s collection, an affirmation of local entertainment and pop culture in Singapore’s history.
We were approached by the National Library Board for consent to archive RBKD’s website for inclusion in the National Library’s Web Archive Singapore collection.
According to their portal, “the Web Archive Singapore (WAS) is a collection of Singapore websites that showcases facets of Singapore life.
“Web content is preserved for information, reference and research on Singapore’s history and heritage. This ensures that the important times of our lives, people, events, and organisations are archived, even when the original sites have changed or no longer exist.”
In their email to us, NLB shared with us that:
'Your website would be a valuable addition to our collection of websites reflecting various aspects of Singapore life and the building blocks of our community such as associations, businesses, and individuals.
As websites are constantly changing and there is an increasing volume of content published only online, it is important that we proactively collect content on Singapore to preserve our nation’s published heritage. It is our hope to build a rich collection of websites on Singapore as an entry point for researchers to learn about our history and culture.'
This is such an honour and only possible because of everyone’s support, especially Mediacorp, Hype Records, our friends of media, fans and supporters.
Our website wouldn’t have made it without your support towards Rui En and RBKD over the years. Hence, RBKD would like to share our joy with you and thank you for making this possible.
Thank you so much, let’s continue supporting Rui En! 😍
Peh Xin Yi
RBKD – The Official Fan Club of Rui En
Top photo via RBKD's Instagram and Twitter.