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Mon 27 Mar 2006

Today on Yesterday

Category : museum

Today featured Yesterday.sg in their lifestyle section, I believe; Ivan SMS' me a message filled with puns I am sure but I was in the middle of a tough week that's spilling over so I did not read the article until later.

Chun See, Victor and I (all from yesterday.sg) were interviewed a couple of weeks ago for this article which was probably madly truncated (e.g. I talked to Juliana for over an hour). In this day and age of blogging, however, you still get to read Victor's interesting email responses:"Speak No Evil, Only Heritage and Nostalgia." By Victor Koo. Taking Up The Challenge, 26 Mar 2006.

The article served abnouther reminder that I need to post two of Ly Yng's article, the Buangkok project by an RGS group, Mr Yee's article on cross country at ST. Andrew's, dig out Mrs Budak's Gates of RGS post, squeeze out a post from MT about a MCFA event and pen my own on the Duchess of Kent and Jamu. Homework, homework! But first I must do courtship and mating. Relax, that's only preparation for my next lecture...

About the article, I like the "Uncle, you rock!" bit - exactly what I feel like saying to these two lads!


"It's yesterday once more."
By Juliana June Rasul. Today, 23 Mar 2006.

The freshest topic in blogging right now is, surprisingly, the past.

The National Heritage Board recently launched Yesterday.sg, a portal for blog posts related to Singapore's history.

The idea came about during a discussion by the Museum Roundtable of the National Heritage Board. According to Mr N Sivasothi, one of the most enthusiastic proponents of and participants in Yesterday.sg, the blog was formed as a medium to communicate stories.

"We felt it was a niche that needed to be filled," said the 39-year-old research officer, whose passion for blogging has produced six blogs.

"We are losing a lot of stories. With the recent passing of former Second Deputy Prime Minister S Rajaratnam, I think we realise that an entire generation is disappearing."

Starting out as a place to announce events at museums and heritage sites, the blog now features posts on everything from 45-year-old stamp collections to long-lost toys from the 1960s.

At the age of 54, Mr Lam Chun See is one of the oldest contributors and is excited to see other people hopping on the heritage-blogging bandwagon.

Mr Lam, who started his own blog (goodmorningyesterday.blogspot.com) in September last year, has garnered a following among both young and old: One 15-year-old commented: "Uncle, you rock!"

"Trying to dig up those old memories is very rewarding," he said. "Surprisingly, many things which I thought I had forgotten start to come back as I put them in writing."

Yesterday.sg has attracted quite a readership, getting more than 30,000 hits within days of its official launch in early March. The contributors, however, are still looking for more Singaporeans to get involved.

"You definitely don't have to be old to share memories of the past," said Mr Sivasothi. "We're looking for two kinds of people: The older folks who might want to try something new with blogging and younger kids who are already familiar with blogs and can relate the stories they hear from their families."

Juliana June Rasul
julianar@newstoday.com.sg

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