Follow the kids as they explore places from the past and hear stories from Uncle Wilfred.
Wonderland. Van Kleef Aquarium. Great World. The kids go on an adventure and explore attractions from the past. Special guest Uncle Wilfred shares his miniature dioramas and stories of old homes and places of interest.
The story conveys a heart-warming interaction between a little girl and her grandpa through a journey of self-discovery. Young readers will get to be inspired by a future where technology improves lives and opens up fresh opportunities.
With Out & About in Singapore, young readers go on a fun and colourful tour around Singapore through the evocative hand-drawn illustrations of Singaporean artist William Sim. The book starts out with Singapore’s origin story, followed by captivating “tours” around the Civic District, Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. Popular spots such as Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Sentosa and Gardens by the Bay are explored as well.
Some related craft activities are thrown in as well just for the fun of it! This book is for children between 7 and 12 years old.
Source: Synopsis from Marshall Cavendish International
Rosie loves the Mamak shop uncle and the kentang curry puffs Amma buys for her every morning. Then one morning, the Mamak shop is closed. Where is the Mamak shop uncle? What has happened to him? Will Rosie get to see him and eat kentang curry puffs again?
Source: Synopsis from book cover
Blast from the Past Kampung Spirit
An important part of Singapore’s treasured heritage, the kampung (Malay for rural villages) spirit refers to a sense of community and solidarity. It was not uncommon for people to readily offer their neighbours food, help and support.
Wayang, a Malay word meaning “a theatrical performance employing puppets or human dancers”, is also used to refer to Chinese street opera in Singapore, as well as other forms of opera such as wayang kulit.
Mr Richard Woon talks about the experience of watching movies with his friends at King’s Theatre on Kim Tian Road, Tiong Bahru. He also shares his experiences at the Capitol and Odeon cinemas. He talks about the Great World amusement park and explains why it was popular back then. To listen to the interview, head on to reel/disc 2 and 3.
Mr Aloysius Leo De Conceicao talks about watching movies and trips to Happy World amusement park. He also describes the traditional games he played as a boy and talks about how Chinese temples would host wayang (Chinese street opera) performances during festivals. To listen to the interview, head on to reel/disc 2 and 5.
Mr Tan Wee Him describes how Orchard Road was
back then – where he and his friends hung out,
the houses, the landmarks and where people would go for entertainment. Examples of entertainment venues include Lido Theatre and Barbarella, the first discotheque in Singapore. He also talks about the origin of the Malaya Cup and how important football matches used to be played at the Jalan Besar Stadium before they were moved to the National Stadium. To listen to the interview, head on to reel/disc 2 & 7.