This gallery offers insight on the experiences of growing up in Singapore during the 1950s and 1960s through familiar social spaces where children would have spent most of their time. In kampongs (Malay for “villages”), schools and popular entertainment values, children found friendships and experienced an emerging local identity. Through personal anecdotes and interactive installations, relive the gotong royong (Malay for “community”) spirit that laid the foundation of a multi-racial Singapore and girded its post-war generation as they forged their dreams and aspirations.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery 10, Level 1, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
When: 1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2021, 10am - 7pm