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Oct 20, 2021

NAS 'Zoom Live' Experience


I would like to thank the National Archives of Singapore for giving me the opportunity to share my first personal experience and memories via 'Zoom'. 

This is the first time I am using 'Zoom' in the YouTube here

Due to the unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to present the talk in person last year.

The event was cancelled because Coronavirus disease was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31 December, 2019 and it spread to every country in the world.

In Singapore, the government took immediate action to cancel events for group gathering, everyone to wear medical masks in public and preventive measures include social distancing for the safety and avoid spreading Covid19 virus.

What is 'Zoom' ?

Zoom Video Communication, Inc (commonly shortened to Zoom) is an American communications technology company headquartered in San Jose, California.  It provides videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education and social relations.

Zoom is compatible with Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, and Linux.

The original author of Zoom by Eric Yuan.  Zoom was first used in January 2013.

River Valley Pr Sch Concert Band

Karis Koh of RVPS Conert Band

With the courtesy of the River Valley Pr Sch, the young students of the band performed their musical instruments very well. 

Incidentally, I have posted a previous blog 'School Bands - Cultural Life of Singapore here .

From Squatters Into Citizens" Book

Dr Loh Kah Seng, a professor history lecturer at the University of Singapore, interviewed me for his book  "Squatters Into Citizens.  The 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire And The Making Of Modern Singapore'."  An introduction of the book is in the blog here .

National Day Rally 2011

In the National Day Rally 2011, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mentioned about the 1961 here .

Questions & Answers Session

During the 'Q & A' session, there were many interesting questions about Bukit Ho Swee which surprised me.

With thanks to the Emcee Lisa Wong for the selection of relevent questions related to the topic.

My favorite question asked about the "bucket system" in Bukit Ho Swee in the past.

Please read the "Memories of Smell" blog here .

More answers about Bukit Ho Swee in the Drama Box here .

60th Anniversary of the Bukit Ho Swee fire.

Incidentally, the Bukit Ho Swee fire which happened on 25 May 1961 is 60 years ago this year.

I believe the 16,000 BHS fire victims, including myself, will not be able to forget the day of disaster as posted in this blog here

The End of the 'Zoom Live" webinar.


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