Tag: exhibition

How Lee Kuan Yew Foiled Communists Through Radio

October 11th, 2014   •   no comments   

Let’s do a little quiz.

How many of you know who Lim Chin Siong or James Puthucheary were?

Or this formidable sounding dude called “The Plen”?

Stumped? Don’t worry. I was just as clueless.

Hopefully that will change with the re-launch of The Battle For Merger. Narrating how our first PM Lee Kuan Yew wrestled control for Singapore from communist insurgents, the book is published jointly by the National Archives of Singapore and Straits Times Press.

Brainchild of DPM Teo Chee Hean, the reprint of The Battle For Merger chronicled the series of radio broadcasts by former PM and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew (LKY). Updated from the original edition published way back in 1962, it contains the transcripts of 12 radio talks written and delivered by Mr Lee between 13 September and 9 October 1961.
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The Kidz Academy – An Edutaining Extravaganza

June 8th, 2014   •   no comments   

The June school holidays are here! What should frazzled fathers and manic mothers do?

Well, besides going for a holiday and taking a break after the mid-year exams (aka SA 1), we ought to also find ways to occupy our kids productively. As parents to a 10 year old boy in primary five, my wife and I are particularly concerned that our son should focus on filling in the gaps in his knowledge while still having a balanced holiday.

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How to Live It Up beyond Your 50s

April 27th, 2014   •   no comments   

Celebrity CEO of Fly Entertainment Irene Ang inspires the crowd

“Get a L.I.F.E.!” is the mantra of this year’s 50 Plus Expo.

Hosted by the Council for Third Age (C3A) and held at Suntec City last month, the event featured over 140 companies and organisations providing products and services catering to the over 50 market. Divided into four thematic zones – Live , Inspire, Fulfill, and Enjoy (hence L.I.F.E.) – the event covered practically every topic which active agers would be interested in.

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Celebrating 127 Years of Coke’s Heritage

April 19th, 2013   •   no comments   

Ted Ryan, the guy in red in the photo above, has a job that many would dream of.

Also known as the Director of Heritage Communications a.k.a. Archivist of Coca-Cola, Ted’s work brings him into contact with Coke’s significant collection worth US$15 million of artefacts, artworks and antiques. Part preserver, presenter and promoter (he is also a blogger for Coke), Ted’s 15 year experience in Coke makes him a walking encyclopedia of this ubiquitous and beloved beverage brand.
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