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Category Archive for '19 Growing Up in Post-1965 Singapore'

Standing Up and Being Counted: Lessons from my Childhood by Kevin YL Tan   Introduction I never thought too seriously about my growing up years until I was invited to write this piece. All these years, I have always contented myself with the thought that I enjoyed a most fortunate and privileged childhood. But beyond […]

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Going to Where the Silence Is by Fong Hoe Fang     [Title is taken from a quote by Amy Goodman, broadcast journalist, columnist, investigative reporter, author.]     The Child is the Father of the Man My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life […]

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Growing up in post-1965 Singapore is a follow-up on s/pores Issue 16 Being young in the 1950s (published 30 January 2018). For the former issue we were able to speak to only one person (born in 1940) on his days as a youngster in the 1950s.  Those who were young children in the 1960s however […]

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“A fierce Cantonese woman” – growing up in Singapore in the 60s by Chan Wai Han     At the end of my Social Work studies in 1978, my class of 30 undertook to produce a magazine, part of which was a collation of anonymous descriptions for one another. For me, what I remember was […]

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