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


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1963: Lee Kuan Yew with the Prime Minister of Tasmania, Eric Reece.

2. School excursions


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School excursion to Sin Wah Theatre. Sin Wah Theatre was located at Bukit Panjang.

3. Housing


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A zinc roof hut.


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The advent of multi-storied flats is contrasted with the small attap huts in the front.

4. Goh Chok Tong


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1984: Goh Chok Tong leaving Telok Blangah Community Centre.

5. Traditional clothing


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Two ladies in Sarong Kebaya.

6. Telephone booth


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7. Yusof bin Ishak


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Recognise the man in the picture? Yup, he’s the man printed on our dollar notes.

8. National Stadium


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Model of our first National Stadium.

9. National Day Parade


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NDP at the Padang!

10. Singapore River


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11. Tan Kah Kee


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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


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Looking dapper, Sir.

13. Public buses


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14. Kallang River


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15. Potong Pasir


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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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Featured Image via NAS
With reference to NAS, Wikipedia