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Heng Swee Keat: Bicentennial Experience reminds us of values that underpin S'pore story

The three fundamental values that underpin the S'pore story are openness, multiculturalism, & self determination.

January 15, 07:58 pm



GIC’s 1st Managing Director didn’t have chair & staff when he started work

Soft truths to keep Singapore from stalling.

January 10, 05:56 pm



High-ranking Japanese official secretly saved thousands in S'pore from Sook Ching

He is believed to have prevented tens of thousands from dying during the massacre.

November 20, 2019 @ 02:45 pm



S'porean 'Mr. Toilet' put S'pore on world map by taking everyone's sh*t seriously

His suggestion to MFA eventually became a UN resolution.

November 19, 2019 @ 11:43 am



Hugh Grant & Guy Ritchie recreate 65-year-old photo of fathers as soldiers in S'pore

The photo was posted to commemorate Remembrance Day.

November 14, 2019 @ 10:27 am



The top PSLE score in 1983 was 420

Language policies affected the aggregate scores.

November 10, 2019 @ 04:41 am



In 1970, a SAF platoon commander died saving 2 men from detonating grenade

A hero.

October 19, 2019 @ 02:45 am



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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 02:38 am

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