Getting to know Singapore

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The 1955 Elections

This post is partly a work update, and partly a National Day entry.

The work bit: For the past few months, I’ve been involved with the National Museum of Singapore permanent gallery revamp. More specifically, I’m helping out with the research and scriptwriting for its video and interactive productions. I love history so I always relish work assignments like this one because of the sheer richness of archival materials I get to go through. I also enjoy the stretching required to write for different media platforms.

The National Day bit: For a myriad of reasons, I’m just not patriotic. I’ve tried my darnedest to be a bit more reflective about national identity this year, but nope, not happening.  I think it’s actually quite hilarious that out of all the people on this little red dot, the most apathetic Singaporean ends up spending many, MANY late nights poring over LKY videos and photos. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike doing it. But I don’t get any chills down the spine either.

So while I’m really not into thisishometruly stuff, this work project has allowed me to understand this strange little republic in new ways. I may not feel anything SG50ish, but I certainly appreciate the tenacity and adaptability of people in wanting to make a better life here whether it was through political ideals or financial success.

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