Merdeka Memories

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Merdeka Memories

Chua Yen Ching, Deputy Director-General of Education, Ministry of Education

Born in 1958, Mrs Chua Yen Ching knew from an early age that teaching was her calling. She describes the challenges she faced as the Principal of ...

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In this special podcast series called Merdeka Memories, listen to the stories of Singapore’s Merdeka Generation. Through the experiences of these men and women born in the 1950s, relive their struggles and opportunities while they grew up in post-independence Singapore. How their life has defined and strengthened the Singapore spirit?

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19:27minutes

Chua Yen Ching, Deputy Director-General of Education, Ministry of Education

Born in 1958, Mrs Chua Yen Ching knew from an early age that teaching was her calling. She describes the challenges she faced as the Principal of ...
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25:40minutes

Jacintha Abisheganaden, Singer

Born in 1957, Jacintha Abisheganaden dominated the theatre scene in the 1980s, and was a familiar face on TV and radio in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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12:35minutes

Gregory Loh, Grocer

Born in 1955, Gregory Loh retired from his hi-fi business after the Asian Financial Crisis and technological advances made it difficult for him to ...
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19:53minutes

Mel Ferdinands, Music Specialist

Born in 1959, Mel Ferdinands is best known for being a member of one of Singapore’s top bands, Gypsy, in the 1980s. He achieved early success at ...
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24:13minutes

Josephine Chia, Author

Born in 1951, award-winning author Josephine Chia recounts her experiences growing up in Kampong Potong Pasir from the 1950s to the 1970s, which ...
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09:14minutes

David Yeo, Singapore Red Cross Volunteer

Born in 1953 and a dedicated member of the Singapore Red Cross since boyhood, David Yeo had his skills put to the test when the Hotel New World ...
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19:21minutes

Lynnette Seah, Co-Concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Born in 1957, cultural medallion winner and internationally acclaimed violinist Lynnette Seah has been with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since ...
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20:37minutes

Prof Venkataraman Anantharaman, Emergency Physician

Prof Venkataraman Anantharaman is a Senior Consultant from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital. Born in 1951, ...
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23:39minutes

Rahimah Rahim, Singer

Born in 1955 and raised in a family of celebrities, Rahimah Rahim became a child star at the age of 6. Although she won the prestigious Kimi Koso ...
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Dick Lee, Singer-Songwriter

Born in 1956, the multi-talented Dick Lee has been a model agent, event manager, fashion designer and creative director. However, he is best known ...