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The Lives of Women in SingaporeAn exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore11 May to 22 July 2018

The Lives of Women in Singapore
An exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
11 May to 22 July 2018

What was life like for women in pre-independence Singapore? What roles did women play in a society where, until well into the 20th century, there were far more males than females? Who were the women who first broke through the gender barriers in the professions? What brought about the new laws that were introduced soon after Independence and which significantly affected the lives of women?

These are some of the questions explored in an exhibition by the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) that opens on 11 May and will run till the end of July.

The Making of A Warrior

The Making of A Warrior

St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School invited the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame to set up a week long exhibition that showcased the stories of seven outstanding SWHFamers. As part of this exhibition, SWHF held an assembly talk, introducing the students to Ivy Singh Lim, who was a former Canossian girl herself.

A Blast from the Past at Books and Music Week

A Blast from the Past at Books and Music Week

Classes suspended for 3 days. An Ancient Roman #OOTD (Outfit of Those Days) Fashion Parade showcasing costumes designed by students. A class performing an adaption of Les Miserables’ ‘Do You Hear The People Sing’. The air was abuzz with excitement amidst songs and dance.

St. Margaret’s Secondary School Honours Alumnae

St. Margaret’s Secondary School Honours Alumnae

A surprise special assembly was held held at St. Margaret’s Secondary School earlier this year on the first day of school. Upset that their long December holidays have come to an end, the girls were not in the perkiest of spirits. Some of the girls even told us before the assembly that they already had exams lined up on their very first week back in school. Yikes. Little did they know what was in store for them for the upcoming week – a little something that can uplift their spirits!

Nine-Year Old Quiz Winner for Week 2

Nine-Year Old Quiz Winner for Week 2

At 9 years old, he could barely see over our front desk without standing on tip toes, but Justin Kong’s voice was loud and clear as he proudly announced “I’m a quiz winner”, waving his birth certificate as proof of identity (as 9 year olds do not have identity cards yet).

Walking in the footsteps of our foremothers

Walking in the footsteps of our foremothers

They faced boundaries and barriers unimaginable to us today, but they pressed on with their vision and their dreams and they helped to build the institutions and the society that is Singapore today.

CHIJ Secondary School honours alumnae

CHIJ Secondary School honours alumnae

One of the oldest girls schools in Singapore, CHIJ Secondary School, marked its 160th anniversary in October 2014 and was glad to include in its celebrations a talk and exhibition about the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame.

Methodist Girl’s School Founder’s Day Celebrations

Methodist Girl’s School Founder’s Day Celebrations

More than two thousand Methodist Girl’s School (MGS) students were given a crash course in Singaporean history when the school organized a series of events in July 2014 to mark its 127th anniversary and to honour the 14 alumnae who are in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame.

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