Blast From The Past
“Blast from the Past” is a series that highlights some of Singapore’s shared experiences through the collections of the National Archives of Singapore. Browse through our curated selection of photos, audiovisual content, declassified government files and oral history excerpts to find out more on Singapore’s past experiences.
Reflections of Yesteryear
The series gives insights into the early years of Singapore’s independence, and shows some of the challenges faced and conquered. These speeches and interviews preserved by the National Archives of Singapore convey messages of strength and hope. They are particularly relevant to us in this current time, as the nation celebrates another year of nationhood, in the midst of a historic health and economic situation.
NAS 50 Moments in Time
The National Archives of Singapore presents a selection of audiovisual materials and oral history interviews that we have collected and judiciously preserved over the past 50 years for you and our future generations. They capture the times that Singaporeans celebrated, stood up proudly and even cried. Travel to scenes that have vanished and enjoy the treasured memories of Singaporeans from different walks of life.
The Making of A Nation
On 3 June 1959, the 1.6 million people in Singapore awoke to a new beginning - as people of a fully internal self-governing city state under the British Crown. Many were immigrants and had no deep-rooted ties to Singapore. The new government thus needed to encourage them to establish roots in Singapore, and to foster a sense of pride, loyalty and national identity.