irememberOrchard

irememberOrchard

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Special Project - irememberOrchard

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!

Centrepoint Kids

Centrepoint Kids

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Special Project - irememberOrchard

Centrepoint, a shopping centre along Orchard Road, used to worry parents of angst-ridden teenagers, especially when its name was used in conjunction with ‘kids’. The terms ‘Centrepoint kids’, ‘Daimaru kids’, ‘Far East kids’ were bandied about in newspapers and television features during the mid-1980s, describing teenagers who turned up by the hundreds at these complexes

Orchard Theatre

Orchard Theatre

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Special Project - irememberOrchard

Despite a fateful 1964 air crash in Taiwan leading to the deaths of Cathay Organisation’s chairman, its chief executive and one of its noted film directors and producers,[1] Cathay continued strong and even opened a second cinema in the heart of Orchard Road. In 1965, Cathay Organisation opened the $6 million dollar Orchard Theatre