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The Sound of Memories: Recording from the Oral History Centre, Singapore

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  • The Sound of Memories: Recordings from the Oral History Centre, Singapore features the happy, funny, poignant and bittersweet — but always heartwarming and unforgettable — stories, memories and anecdotes of Singaporeans from all walks of life. Distilled from almost 5,000 interviews that the National Archives of Singapore's Oral History Centre has collected since 1979, these recordings describe the experiences of everyman, from tycoons and tailors to chief executive officers and chief cooks.

    Relive the significant moments that have unfolded in Singapore's history through the eyes of people who personally bore witness to these events. Their recollections are vividly captured in chapters on communities, schooldays, popular pastimes, the Japanese Occupation, food, national tragedies, medicine, economy, women, the performing arts and sports.

  • Cheong Suk-Wai is a lawyer by training, and a writer by choice. A former ASEAN Scholar and Thomson Foundation Scholar, she has been a construction litigator, a journalist and a public servant. Suk-Wai's varied background has helped her plumb the varieties of human experience for this book. In her 18 years at The Straits Times, Suk-Wai has won 32 journalism awards, including from the Society of Publishers in Asia. She has authored five books, notably In Chambers (2017), the history of Singapore's Attorney-General's Chambers; Living The Singapore Story (2015), on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the nation's independence; and Rodyk (2011), the story of Singapore's oldest law firm.

ISBN: 9789811206016 (Paperback), 9789811206009 (Hardback)
Cover Type: Hardback, Paperback
Page Count: 216
Year Published: 2019