Mapping Singapore: 1819–2014

Mapping Singapore: 1819–2014

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Collections

This fascinating essay detailing the history of mapping in Singapore between 1819 and 2014 was written by Mr Mok Ly Yng,  a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, one of Singapore’s leading map consultants and a regular visitor at the National Archives.

The Inche Yusof Ishak Collection

The Inche Yusof Ishak Collection

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Collections

Inche Yusof bin Ishak was the first President of the Republic of Singapore and between 1965 and 1970 headed the nation during its tumultuous early history. His widow, Puan Noor Aishah Bte Md Salim donated an valuable collection of photographs belonging to the late President to the National Archives of Singapore in 2008

The Ronni Pinsler Collection

The Ronni Pinsler Collection

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Collections

Mr Ronni Pinsler is an independent photographer who has made invaluable contributions to Singapore heritage by documenting the nation’s changing landscape between the 1970s and 1990s. He is best known for his extraordinary efforts recording the multifaceted practices of local Taoism and has captured many valuable images of Singapore, focusing on vanishing local street scenes

Introducing the NAS Map Collection

Introducing the NAS Map Collection

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Collections

This essay, originally published in ‘Visualising Space: Maps of Singapore and the Region – Collections from the National Library and National Archives of Singapore’ (National Library Board, 2014) provides an overview of the National Archives of Singapore’s map collection which is presently the largest available public  collection of Singapore maps.