Memories of War and its Legacies

Memories of War and its Legacies

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in Events | No Comments

In 1992, the Singapore Heritage Society, with the support of partners including the National Archives, Oral History Department (now the Oral History Centre) and the National Museum, published Syonan : Singapore Under the Japanese Occupation 1942-1945, written by Lee Geok Boi, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. A key source for […]

Total Defence

Total Defence

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Special Project - NS50 | No Comments

This essay was originally published in The 2nd Decade: Nation Building In Progress 1975-1985 publication. To view the Live Notes, please visit: www.nas.gov.sg/1stCab/7585/travel_exh_Sec2.html   “Defence cannot just be the responsibility of the government or the armed forces. It is the responsibility of the whole nation….National will is thus an essential political recondition of any convincing […]

Fit to fight: Reservists on the frontline

Fit to fight: Reservists on the frontline

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 in Special Project - NS50 | No Comments

This essay was originally published in The 2nd Decade: Nation Building In Progress 1975-1985 publication. To view the Live Notes, please visit: www.nas.gov.sg/1stCab/7585/travel_exh_Sec2.html There was also a strong focus in the second decade on improving the quality of our reservists, i.e. those Singapore citizens who had completed their full time National Service. By 1984, reservists […]

Turbo-charging the armed forces

Turbo-charging the armed forces

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Special Project - NS50 | No Comments

This essay was originally published in The 2nd Decade: Nation Building In Progress 1975-1985 publication. To view the Live Notes, please visit: www.nas.gov.sg/1stCab/7585/travel_exh_Sec2.html The decade saw the SAF develop a substantially stronger navy and air force and make continuous enhancements to the army in its efforts to transform itself into a technologically superior armed forces. […]

Friendly forces: Strengthening regional defence

Friendly forces: Strengthening regional defence

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Special Project - NS50 | No Comments

This essay was originally published in The 2nd Decade: Nation Building In Progress 1975-1985 publication. To view the Live Notes, please visit: www.nas.gov.sg/1stCab/7585/travel_exh_Sec2.html To find shared solutions to the security threat posed by Vietnam and the Soviet Union, Singapore deepened its defence relations with both fellow ASEAN nations and friendly countries with trade and strategic […]

External threats: Storm Clouds over Indochina

External threats: Storm Clouds over Indochina

Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in Special Project - NS50 | No Comments

 This essay was originally published in The 2nd Decade: Nation Building In Progress 1975-1985 publication. To view the Live Notes, please visit: www.nas.gov.sg/1stCab/7585/travel_exh_Sec2.html. Security problems dominating the first decade had largely receded by the second decade. Bilateral ties with Indonesia steadily improved following the end of Konfrontasi in 1966. Communist insurgency, while still a risk, […]

Defending Our Sovereignty

Defending Our Sovereignty

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 in Special Project - NS50 | No Comments

This essay was originally published in 10 Years That Shaped A Nation publication. To view the Live Notes, please visit: www.nas.gov.sg/1stCab/exh_catalog1.htm. “Without the defence capability that NS made possible, Singapore may not have survived – let alone prospered…More than anything  else, it is the spirit and commitment of our NS men that makes the SAF a […]

Interns Reflections – Mandy Lee

Interns Reflections – Mandy Lee

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in Interns Reflections | No Comments

Interns Reflections is a series of posts by our interns, recounting their experience with National Archives of Singapore. From deciphering manuscript handwriting, to poring over listings and records, to heading out into the field to conduct oral history interviews, our interns have the chance to go behind the scenes to see the multi-varied nature of […]

Interns Reflections – Lim Hui Xiang

Interns Reflections – Lim Hui Xiang

Posted on Jul 8, 2017 in Interns Reflections | No Comments

Interns Reflections is a series of posts by our interns, recounting their experience with National Archives of Singapore. From deciphering manuscript handwriting, to poring over listings and records, to heading out into the field to conduct oral history interviews, our interns have the chance to go behind the scenes to see the multi-varied nature of […]

irememberOrchard

irememberOrchard

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 in Special Project - irememberOrchard | No Comments

Missed  irememberOrchard, an exhibition at library@Orchard from  23 October 2014 to 26 April 2015 organised by the National Archives of Singapore? Read all about it below, and follow the series of posts here!