In 2010 I posted a video of my granddad talking about his childhood. I followed up with the second part (of the same interview) a year later. It was something that I wanted to consistently do, yet never quite got around to it. A few days ago I finally got my act together and went over to my grandparents’ place armed with my camera and tripod.
When I was in school I thought I had studied Singapore’s history forwards, backwards and sideways. Now I realise that the holes in my knowledge of my own country’s history are large and gaping.
Last Sunday my mother, grandfather, cousin and I paid a visit to Bukit Brown, which has been gazetted for development by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). I had never been there before, and had never given it much thought, but after the gazetting I figured that it would be good to pay a visit, [...]
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