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Archives Online. Portal to primary resources of Singapore's cultural heritage.

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Burial registers of Bukit Brown Cemetery

:: Burial registers of Bukit Brown Cemetery

More about burial registers of Bukit Brown Cemetery.

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Rediffusion short sound clips

:: Rediffusion Short Sound Clips

Listen to short sound clips of Rediffusion broadcast.

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:: Steps to Conducting Your Own Oral History Project

A guide to recording and documenting the experiences of people around you.

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:: E-card on Archives Online

Send a very special E-Card to your loved ones!!

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:: ETC Newsletter on Archives Online

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How we operate

Click on the link for a short introduction to our various departments.

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Records Management Seminor 2011 (Custodian or Information Provider - A Balanced Approach) saw the active discussion and engagement between guest speakers and participants on issues ranging from the provision of access to archives to the significant role that archives play in community engagement, education and enriching the people’s lives. It attracted 114 participants from 31 public agencies and 8 delegates from National Archives of the Philippines, who were on three-day training attachment at NAS (29 Nov to 1 Dec 2011).

NAS hosted a 2-day study visit programme for Mr Victorino Manalo, Executive Director of National Archives of the Philippines, covering briefings on our core functions and operations, as well as tours to our various laboratories from 28 - 29 May 2012.

Four senior delegates from Botswana (Ministry of Trade and Industry) and their consultant visited NAS on 9 May 2012 to study NAS’ records management practices, in particular our eRegistry system.

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28 museums and heritage galleries from Asia and 22 from Europe have contributed around 1000 masterpieces to the Virtual Collection of Masterpieces (VCM). The VCM project promotes mutual understanding and appreciation between the peoples of Asia and Europe, specifically through the use of works of art and culture. To see NAS' contribution, click here to view the sketch book of the Colors behind Barbed Wires (Haxworth) Exhibition.


Our recent publications.

There was a time when postal codes consisted of only 4 digits and when the Singapore River was a scene of filth lined with shacks and roadside hawkers. There was also a time when people wondered how the MRT, the most popular mode of public transport today, could actually impact their lives and when farmers got paid for their crops when asked to relocate. Those were the years between 1975 and 1985, the second decade that follows the first 10 years of independence. It was a time of both opportunities and obstacles; a time for improvements and new challenges.   Read More

Who is Mr HDB? Who drafted our Proclamation of Independence and the Pledge?  Find out about these and more at the exhibition, which commemorates the achievements of the First Cabinet of the Republic of Singapore.  Read More

Dear Archives Reading Room users and researchers,

The Archives Reading Room will be closed on Saturday, 12 April 2014 for maintenance work.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mrs Lily Tan passed away on 16 February 2014. She was the Director of the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) from 1978 to 2001.

Mrs Tan started her career in 1968 in the then National Archives and Records Centre as a Senior Archives Officer. Read more

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The National Archives of Singapore, together with publisher Cengage Learning Asia, presents 《新加坡选择了李光耀》 (Singapore Chose Lee Kuan Yew). This Chinese-language nine-volume series depicts Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s illustrious career of over 60 years from different perspectives, such as nation building, diplomacy, family and friendship, and personal health. Together, the volumes will give readers more insight into the history of modern Singapore and a better understanding of Mr Lee as a far-sighted and resolute statesman committed to making Singapore a respected and successful country, a good friend and colleague, and a caring husband and father.

The series is available in hardback and paperback for purchase from major local bookstores from mid September 2013. Reference copies will also be available at the National Library and all public libraries by then.

The latest ten volumes of "The Papers of Lee Kuan Yew: Speeches, Interviews and Dialogues" was launched on 27 March 2013. Covering Mr Lee’s tenures as senior minister and minister mentor from 1990 to 2011, this collection is a record of his statements and thoughts over the last two decades. As with the first ten volumes which span 1950 to 1990, the latest volumes were researched and produced through the joint efforts of the National Archives of Singapore, the Office of the Press Secretary to Mr Lee, and Cengage Learning Asia. Members of the public can access the publications at NAS’ Reading Room from 28 March and at the national and public libraries in the coming months. An e-book version for the first ten volumes is also available at the National Library Board’s eResources website. - Discover, Share and Contribute on all things Singapore!
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Reflections & Memories of War Volume 3: The Liberation - Resisting the Rising Sun and A New Beginning

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The Causeway

View a short trailer on the Causeway here. Come down to the National Archives of Singapore Lobby Gallery to view an exhibition and full-length video on the Causeway.

A publication on the Causeway is sold in major bookstores today! Get a copy from the National Archives of Singapore to enjoy a 20% discount.

Reflections & Memories of War Volume 1: Battle for Singapore - Fall of the Impregnable Fortress

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Milestones of the China-Singapore Connection: Friendship and Cooperation, Growing from Strength to Strength, 1965–2010

Nanqiao Jigong: The Extraordinary Story of Nanyang Drivers and Mechanics Who Returned to China During the Sino-Japanese War

The latest additions to our series of publications. Find out more


Last Updated on 07 Apr 2014

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