1961: 12 Radio Talks that Changed the Course of Singapore's History

1961. A year in Singapore’s history that might not get as much attention as 1965. Yet, it is the year in which then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew gave a series of 12 radio talks that would alter the course of history. While Mr Lee sought to win the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life - whether workers, hawkers or businessmen – on merger with the Federation of Malaya, the key focus of the talks was to expose the communists – their aims, methods and organisation. If Mr Lee had failed, Singapore would have turned out very differently.

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Horses For Courses

Held at Singapore Philatelic Museum from 31 January till 7 September 2014, Horses for Courses explored the history and development of horses from the early wild years to present day's highly selective breeds. The horse’s path parallels man’s civilisation, marking our mutual passage through time.

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The League Against Evil

Held in conjunction with Warner Bros.' celebration of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics Super Hero, BATMAN, The League Against Evil showcases DC Comic Super Heroes stamps from Singapore Philatelic Museum's permanent collection as well as rare original comic art pages and collectibles on loan from collectors.

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Auspicious Designs

Learn more about this exhibition that focuses on a group of batik altar cloths generously donated to the museum by Matthew and Alice Yapp through this article that first appeared in NHB's quarterly publication, BeMuse.

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Laaobe - Changing Times: Baweanese Heritage & Culture in Singapore

From 15 March - 3 August 2014, the Malay Heritage Centre held its first ever community co-curated exhibition, Laaobe/Changing Times: Baweanese Heritage & Culture in singapore. This exhibition highlighted the Baweanese community in Singapore, whose forefathers hailed from Pulau Bawean, a small island located off the northeastern coast of Java.

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