Posts Tagged: singapore history

Tiong Bahru Air-Raid Shelter

While Tiong Bahru’s future is fought today as a war of words between businesses of the old against the new, the iconic estate’s involvement in World War II is literally hidden from the man on the street. Tucked away beneath

Tiong Bahru Air-Raid Shelter

While Tiong Bahru’s future is fought today as a war of words between businesses of the old against the new, the iconic estate’s involvement in World War II is literally hidden from the man on the street. Tucked away beneath

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

Of Gods Amongst Men: The rituals of the Ji Tong Spirit Medium

In Singapore, the act of Ji Tong 乩童, an ancient form of shamanism that dates back over 5,000 years, can still be observed in temples or procession commemorating the birthday of their gods of choice across the island. While the

Of Gods Amongst Men: The rituals of the Ji Tong Spirit Medium

In Singapore, the act of Ji Tong 乩童, an ancient form of shamanism that dates back over 5,000 years, can still be observed in temples or procession commemorating the birthday of their gods of choice across the island. While the

Everton Park

Not to be confused with the footballing club of the same name, Everton Park is one of Singapore’s earliest HDB neighbourhoods that over the past couple of years, has seen a steady increase in new found cafes, boutiques and bistros

Everton Park

Not to be confused with the footballing club of the same name, Everton Park is one of Singapore’s earliest HDB neighbourhoods that over the past couple of years, has seen a steady increase in new found cafes, boutiques and bistros

The empty flats of Tanglin Halt

Built between 1960-1967 alongside Queenstown, Singapore’s first satellite town, stands the empty ten-storey flats of blocks 74-80 located along Commonwealth Road. Together with the other HDB flats around the area, these blocks are better known to many as ‘chap lau’ (Hokkien for

The empty flats of Tanglin Halt

Built between 1960-1967 alongside Queenstown, Singapore’s first satellite town, stands the empty ten-storey flats of blocks 74-80 located along Commonwealth Road. Together with the other HDB flats around the area, these blocks are better known to many as ‘chap lau’ (Hokkien for

Learning from Germany’s approach to History

It is hard to apologise for a mistake made, let alone one that came at the cost of over 6 million lives. Yet Germany and in particular it’s capital, Berlin, has adopted an interesting stance towards the recognition of it

Learning from Germany’s approach to History

It is hard to apologise for a mistake made, let alone one that came at the cost of over 6 million lives. Yet Germany and in particular it’s capital, Berlin, has adopted an interesting stance towards the recognition of it