Stories from Oral History

Listen to these memories of Mr Lee Kuan Yew as we commemorate the centenary of the birth of our founding Prime Minister through a selection of personal recollections curated from the oral history collection. In this online exhibition, we have selected recordings of individuals who had the privilege of knowing Mr Lee personally. These firsthand accounts offer an intimate perspective on the life and values of Mr Lee, and recall some of his profound and enduring contributions to the Singapore nation. Join us on this journey, listening to voices of people who encountered Lee Kuan Yew.

What is Oral History?
An oral history interview records the unique accounts of historical events and life experiences of an narrator that might otherwise have been lost with time or remained unknown. These interviews are preserved, documented and made available where permissible to the public. Oral histories are an important resource for a wide range of purposes: academic research, curation of exhibitions, the preservation of local, family and community history, and even television and scriptwriting.

If you are keen to listen to the full recordings of these interviews, they are available for streaming on Archives Online.

Oral History Interviews