The National Archives of Singapore with their pretty pictures
According to a Facebook post by PM Lee, the National Archives of Singapore has uploaded a collection of photographs and documents that require tagging and transcribing. MustShareNews dug into the collection and unearthed these 16 photographs of familiar objects, places, and people.
1. Lee Kuan Yew
1963: Lee Kuan Yew with the Prime Minister of Tasmania, Eric Reece.
2. School excursions
School excursion to Sin Wah Theatre. Sin Wah Theatre was located at Bukit Panjang.
A zinc roof hut.
The advent of multi-storied flats is contrasted with the small attap huts in the front.
4. Goh Chok Tong
1984: Goh Chok Tong leaving Telok Blangah Community Centre.
5. Traditional clothing
Two ladies in Sarong Kebaya.
6. Telephone booth
7. Yusof bin Ishak
Recognise the man in the picture? Yup, he’s the man printed on our dollar notes.
8. National Stadium
Model of our first National Stadium.
9. National Day Parade
NDP at the Padang!
10. Singapore River
11. Tan Kah Kee
Tan Kah Kee was a famous Chinese philanthropist. He was one of the founding members of Tao Nan School and also set up The Chinese High School, now a part of Hwa Chong Institution.
12. SR Nathan
Looking dapper, Sir.
13. Public buses
14. Kallang River
15. Potong Pasir
This was during the 1980s. The trademark slope of the roof of these flats later became the icon of Potong Pasir.
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