09 Aug '11, 9pm

On telling the Singapore Story, "our children need to realise that they are heroes in the making" : Voices

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's message at the launch last month of HeritageFest resonated with me. "Home means you must have some memories, you must have shared experiences and ... some sense of where we came from, why we're here, what it means to us," he had said. What are memories and shared experiences but stories. And storytelling is what Singapore as a nation needs. When I speak of storytelling, I do not mean the "once-upon-a-time" children's fairy tales. Stories are the stuff that life and memories are made of; our stories shape us. We all have histories, even the quietest of us. Our shared memories can be painful ones like seeing a loved one through cancer, or happy ones like remembering the old kampung house we grew up in, or silly ones that make us laugh at ourselves. We have personal, family, community and national stories, which engage not just our minds but o...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110810-0000257/Telli...

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