Just last week, we were excited to have Ms Liu Shi Qi and Mr Liang Chong Hao visit MOE Heritage Centre with their camera crew and family for a very special and important event in their lives – their wedding photo shoot!
Shi Qi and Chong Hao are both alumnus of New Town Primary School (now the site of MOE Heritage Centre).
Shi Qi said “NTPS is the place where we first met. It is also a special place that is close to our hearts, as it provided a solid ground for the then young and impressionable children in us to develop and mature into budding teenagers. As such, we would really love to capture snippets of the school to mark the progression to the next stage of our lives.”
Memories - MOE's Celebration of SG50 with Our Pioneers & Seniors at Gardens by the Bay on 4 April 2015
MOE hosted more than 11,000 MOE pioneers, seniors and their family members at this celebration. The MOEHC team put together a photo exhibition, 'A Walk Down Memory Lane', and showcased a 'Classrooms: Then & Now' booth display to show how much things have evolved in our classrooms.
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It has been a memorable two months for us at the MOE Heritage Centre as we hosted our education pioneers at the Pioneer Tribute Tea Sessions. We welcomed and showed our appreciation to more than 500 education pioneers during the 9 tea sessions that were held this year.
We were happy to host Kampung Play@MOE Heritage Centre on 26 July to celebrate Singapore HeritageFest 2014.
MOE Heritage Centre thanks the visitors who had visited us during Explore MOE HC 2013!
More than 900 visitors visited us during Explore MOE HC 2013, which took place from 1 – 9 June 2013. There were many ‘firsts’ for this event: it was the first time that families and children were invited to visit the centre; the first time that students were volunteering to be ambassadors and guides; and the first time that visitors got to experience the full self-guided tour in our galleries.
When I see school children playing capteh bought from the school bookshop, I can’t help but reminisce about my school days when we made our own ‘quality’ captehs from scratch. We were actually too poor to afford expensive toys compared to the children of the current generation. The kampung chickens probably knew us by sight because they were our feather suppliers. Using unwanted tyre tubes from the friendly bicycle ‘uncle’ and a simple nail, we would make our own captehs for endless fun. The spirit of innovation was alive!
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MOE Heritage Centre supports iremembermySchoolDays*, which aims to collect memories and stories of school life in Singapore. By contributing to our collective memory, our identity and our shared heritage, we help to grow connections between individuals, among groups and across generations. Your contributions may be used in exhibitions, publications or any online platform to showcase the memories of our Singapore.
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