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Nov 17, 2011

Project Neighbourhood TV

The "Project Neighbourhood" on YouTube.  Courtesy and thanks to ArtGlass by Tan SockFong 陳淑芳

Why is it called home?

What is the heart of your neighbourhood?

Look around your neighbourhood. What makes it tick? Is it the food, the architecture or simply the people?

Each neighbourhood has its own unique identity, history, and each character to tell a different story.

One neighbourhood, many different ways to see it.

From Toa Payoh to Geylang, Jurong to Tiong Bahru.

This is the journey into our homeland as we travel through our hometown. And our whole lives has evolved at our doorstep.

This is Project Neighbourhood.

A nostalgic and insightful story of where you live. From Episode 1 on 29 September 2011 and ended Episode 8 on 17 November, 2011 on Okto TV.

You’re trudging home after a long week at work. As you approach your block, you spot a group of children at the playground. The scene makes you recall your own happy childhood memories.

How different everything seems, whether amazing or sad (depending on your perspective).

Wouldn’t you like to reminisce and rediscover those nostalgic moments? To relive them as we journey through the evolution of your neighbourhood? To relive why this place is special enough to be called home?

Project Neighbourhood is Okto’s first one-hour documentary series that explores the essence of 8 different estates. The programme relives the memories of each of the neighbourhoods, delving into its sights, sounds and unique story. Not just covering what it was like in the past, the series will share the stories of people, what makes it special today, and where it will go from here.

Follow us as we traverse the lorongs of Toa Payoh, unearth the gems of Geylang, journey through the transitions of Jurong, discover the origins of Orchard Road and more.
Source: "Project Neighbourhood on Facebook" .

At the invitation of Oak3 Films, the producer of "Project Neighbourhood", I am pleased to share my first person experience on Episode 7 featured for Great World Amusement Park and Bukit Ho Swee fire on 1961.

Several of my blogger friends and Singapore Memory Project's "Memory Corp" contributors to share their nostalgia blogs at irememberSG and yesterdaySG blogs have appeared on the respective episodes of "Project Neighbourhood" in the 8-episode documentary series.

Please watch every episode of "Project Neighbourhood" at your own time, own convenience, on your computer in the comfort of your own home to discover more about Singapore as presented in each neighbourhood of your's and other Singaporeans.



Blogger ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

You are a celebrity James helping the heritage board and other relevant organisations with information about Singapore's past.


November 18, 2011 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Hi Andy,

Thank you for your kind encouragement.

Fame is impermanent and just like a bubble or vapour. I am not a celebrity.

All of us as heritage evangelists in each our own ways to contribute through Memory Corps on our respective blogs.

You have your 1960s musical influence but I don't. I was memories as a street urchin of Bukit Ho Swee to share my personal experiences and journey to share our fond nostalgic notes to exchange with one another.

We are contemporaries who grew up in the same era, same place in Singapore but no two life stories of both different persons are the same.

Happy blogging. Bring the love and beauty of evergreen music to our life. Cheers!

November 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM  

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