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Nov 30, 2011

Sharing by Memory Corps

A section of the Memory Corps ambassadors applauded after unveiling the cloth on the screen to declare the convention open.

The Asian Civilisations Museum former building before conservation and revamp in the 1960s.

The WNR II Convention was held at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Singapore at the River Room, Level 2, Asian Civilisations Museum on 28 November, 2011.

The ACM is located beside the Singapore River, my favorite quiet spot in the evening.

Once when I was watching the river flow with inspirations, I blog "One Way Ticket to Singapore River" here .

Photo with Lam Chun See of "Good Morning Yesterday" blog.

Last year, Chun See and Char Lee participated at the two-day "When Nations Remember" international conference where he jointly presented a paper and facilitated discussions on the topic "Capturing Memories through Blogs" .

Programme for the "When Nations Remember II Convention".

Thanks to Gene Tan, Programme Director, Singapore Memory Project and SMP team for inviting me to a sharing session at the convention.

Fellow Memory Corps Ambassador Dexterine's blog to learn more.

Speech by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim: "I remember when I was a kid, we were issued with the POSB “Save At School” stamp card with empty boxes for pasting postage stamps, and we would use our savings to buy 5-cent or 10-cent stamps to paste onto the card. When we complete the card with 20 stamps, we will give it to the school which will send it in to the bank, and it adds to our savings account. Till today, I still have a POSB account. The SMP aims to do the same – for every Singaporean to start the habit of saving. But, in this case, we are saving our memories and depositing them into a shared memory bank for ourselves, our children, grandchildren, and for others to enjoy, and more importantly, to enrich their lives".
Chit-chat with Dr Yaacob Ibrahim during lunch and networking.

From Blogging Personal Stories to Advocating the Singapore Memory Project.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Andy Lim* said...

Wow what a day for you James. I am so glad!

Don't forget me when you are famous and I mean it seriously.

All the best as yesteryear ambassador!

December 2, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Lam Chun See said...

I think the minister's analogy of saving memories, just like saving postage stamps is vey appropriate. We should support the folks at SMP. I try to post one photo everyday at the IrememberSG Facebook page.

December 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Thank you for your kind words, Andy.

We fellow nostalgia bloggers and Friends of Memory Corps are passionate active participants to share Singapore memories, not for fame by celebrities.

Please remember to submit your MC registration forms to Singapore Memory Project (SMP) team asap.

December 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

I agree Chun See. Minister's analogy is aptly close to his heart as he grew up in Singapore to share his childhood memories. Our nostalgia bloggers and friends to link our memories blogs to link to irememberSG on Facebook too.

Just as the postage stamp savings bank scheme which every citizen earns interest in POSB, the memories banks of our citizens will be passed on to future generations to inspire and motivate on their nation's benefits and posterity...when our nation remember!

December 2, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

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