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  • Stale Session

    sgcool.sg 16 Feb '15, 9am

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  • It's Friday the 13th, who needs a lucky charm? #friday13th #luck #protection

    Tin box with three good luck charms

    sgcool.sg 13 Feb '15, 1am

    This is a small, flat, black-coloured tin box with three strips, containing what looks like a Japanese soldier’s nametag and written characters for luck and protection. The soldier probably kept these items as a form of protection during battle.

  • Blast from the past: Characters in Peking Opera Seen here is the face design of An Ren...

    Opera face drawing of An Ren

    sgcool.sg 03 Oct '13, 10am

    This opera face drawing belongs to a collection drawn by Ly Singko. This collection documents the unique face designs from traditional Beijing opera and was included in Ly’s unpublished manuscript ‘How to Appreciate Peking Opera’, a guidebook for the “non-initiated and non-Chinese to ...

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    1. SINGAPORE LYRIC OPERA singaporeopera.com.sg 03 Oct '13, 7am
  • Slippers can bring two together in marriage. This pair of embroidered slippers or “Kasut...

    Slippers

    sgcool.sg 30 Sep '13, 10am

    This pair of embroidered slippers or “Kasut Manek” is an example of Peranakan wedding slippers worn by the bride. A combination of coloured silk threads, gold and silver threads as well as sequins are used to create the motifs on the slipper face. These include a bird with green and p...

  • Are you able to spot the familiar location of this imagery? Titled ‘The Esplanade from...

    SGCool - 'The Esplanade from Scandal Point'

    sgcool.sg 26 Sep '13, 10am

    This is an oil painting by J.T. Thomson, who served as Engineer and Surveyor of Singapore from 1841 to 1853. It shows a view of the Padang from Scandal Point, the Saluting Battery (a small knoll above the original shoreline since levelled) situated at the edge of Connaught Drive, sout...

  • A National Treasure from the Forbidden Hill. These gold ornaments were found at Fort...

    SGCool - Javanese-style gold jewellery discovered at Bukit Larangan (Fort Canning Hill)

    sgcool.sg 24 Sep '13, 7am

    These are Javanese-style gold jewellery found at Bukit Larangan. The armlet bears a repousse plaque of the Javanese kala, which traditionally adorns the top of main entrances of temples, and are still found in many parts of Indonesia. The rings each with socket joint and wire hinge ar...

  • Have you ever played with a view-master? A popular paid form of entertainment for the...

    SGCool - View-Master full-colour kodachrome reels titled '7 more wonders of the world'

    sgcool.sg 23 Sep '13, 5am

    Stereoscopes (a handheld device to project 3D images from reels) were popular among children during the post-war period in the 1950s. They were a form of entertainment that children would pay to view. This item belonged to Ms Ng's father, who opened The Brilliant Studio in Singapore d...

  • "You have many failures before you achieve success." For Soo Pieng, art is the...

    SGCool - Drying Salted Fish

    sgcool.sg 29 Jul '13, 9am

    Cheong Soo Pieng was born in Amoy, China in 1917. He studied at the Amoy Art Academy and the Xinhua Academy of Fine Arts in Shanghai from 1933 to 1936. In 1946, Cheong settled in Singapore and taught at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts until 1961. Together with fellow artists Chen Wen...

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