Singapore’s Oral History Project

At the Oral History Centre, Singapore’s stories are kept alive through oral history recordings – interviews with people about their personal recollections.  Since 1979, the Centre has collected 23,000 hours’ worth of interviews with 4,100 interviewees in more than 30 projects. These span a wide range of topics, capturing the broad sweep of Singapore’s history from politics and the civil service to vanishing trades, the performing arts, broadcasting and medical services. For full story with link to interviews, click here.