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Bicentennial



From 2nd-class citizens having lessons in corridors to SAP school, St Nicholas Girls' School has come far

Their story is told in a moving documentary film by one of the school's alumna.

September 15, 05:22 pm



Yusof Ishak was the only S'pore president to live in The Istana

Most other presidents resided in the east of Singapore in their own homes.

September 13, 03:21 am



Rare Hainanese 'salt & pepper' mooncakes created in S'pore in 1920s to cater to poor families

Regular Cantonese mooncakes were relatively more expensive.

September 9, 02:38 am



Munshi Abdullah, a scholar who worked for Raffles, was a genius of his day in the 1800s

19th century overachiever.

September 1, 06:01 am



Kranji War Memorial caretaker encountered 'a hundred ghosts' over 2 years from 1948-1950

A very crowded cemetery.

August 29, 03:22 am



Bukit Timah Food Centre was known as '7th Mile'. This is what a 'milestone' really means.

Now you know.

August 25, 06:39 am



What does 'Chu Kang' in Choa Chu Kang, Lim Chu Kang & Yio Chu Kang even mean?

Getting our clues from a 130-year old map.

August 15, 05:08 am



Rain fell on S'pore's 1st National Day Parade in 1966, but the people didn't care

NDPs have grown in sophistication since Singapore's first humble parade.

August 11, 05:56 am



The Beatles came to S'pore on July 2, 1964. 3,000 fans showed up at Paya Lebar Airport.

The one and only time the Fab Four landed here as a group.

August 10, 05:46 am



S'pore had 7 other flags in last 200 years since modern founding in 1819

The crescent moon symbolises a young country.

August 9, 03:24 pm

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