HAVE YOU EVER watched old black-and-white Hollywood movies from the 1950’s or 60’s, when it was common to see telephone operators at work, swiftly plugging and unplugging one circuit after another...

TELOK AYER AND Amoy Street are now synonymous with happening bars and restaurants such as Employees Only, Park Bench Deli and Bochinche. But back in the day, Telok Ayer Street was where Chinese...

The pasar malam – or ‘night market’ in Malay, has gone through several guises since the 1950’s.

A new augmented reality trail takes visitors on a tour of Singapore’s past

TAN AH HUAT may be a fictional character created by Let’s Go Tour Singapore, a local tour agency, but his story is one that resonates with many of our forefathers.

FROM BARBERS TO FORTUNE TELLERS, knife sharpeners to scribes, a plethora of small businesses were set up on the walkways of Singapore to attract the attention of passers by in need of some quick...

Christmas wasn’t always celebrated nationwide. In 1970, setting up a tree in People’s Park Complex was a big deal. It was made of cardboard, stood at 35 feet and cost $3000. Compare that to now,...

Wicker furniture can be seen in any stylish furniture label’s outdoor collection, but there was a time when it was known by the humble name of ‘rattan’ in Singapore. The ubiquitous chairs were...

Where there’s smoke, there’s fireworks? Not since the 1970s, when the government introduced the Dangerous Fireworks Act due to an unfortunate accident during some Chinese New Year celebrations...

IN THE AGE OF commonplace digital image manipulation, Polaroid photographs feel refreshingly honest and direct. In theory, at least, you can’t fake a Polaroid.