Launch of the Singapore Bicentennial – Reflecting on our longer history
What can history teach us about Singapore? First and foremost, it helps us acknowledge that while 1819 marked the beginning of an inclusive and multicultural Singapore, it was by no means the start of our history. This was the message outlined by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who on 28 January 2019, officially kicked off the Singapore Bicentennial to commemorate 200 years since the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles.
Documenting stories from the past
Volunteering comes as second nature for Rosie Wee, who has served at various local museums and the Singapore Memory Project. In this new role, she conducts interviews with Singaporeans to explore their personal connections to history.
Armenians in Singapore
The Armenians, a small but aspiring community in Singapore, have made their mark on the nation's history. Some of its members' accomplishments include the establishment of Raffles Hotel and starting a national paper, The Straits Times.
Shaping narratives that cut across cultures
As a television producer, documentary filmmaker and writer, Sunanda Verma considers herself a natural storyteller. Volunteering as a Story Documenter, Sunanda enjoys seeking out stories across cultural, racial and gender lines.
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