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Nov 18, 2010

"Online Interactive Blog Workshop"

Inspired by Fotozup for "Life – Same People, Same Place, Different Time".

The "Online Interactive Blog Workshop" experimental project of the blog topic "Same Place, Different Time, Different Journey" targetted at young students. The theme on "Chinatown - Then and Now".

The series of blogs for Part 1 to Part 7 are classified and group as:

1. Market Street
2. Street Scenes
3. Chit Chat
4. Traders and Craftsmen
5. Five Foot Way
6. Flood
7. Shopping for Chinese New Year

The 3 components are:

1. "Same Place: Chinatown - Then"

Archived related photos with courtesy of the National Archive of Singapore (NAS) and PICAS database of the individual contributers and newspapers donated generously to NAS.

2. "Different Time: Chinatown - Now"

Current and prevailing photos on the Internet in the public domain for sharing by everyone. They include fellow bloggers, friends, family and contribution by community agencies.

Wherever available or as requested, photo credit is mentioned with thanks and appreciated accordingly.

Please send the "The" and "Now" photos of various groups or categories as email attachment to Thimbuktu . The acceptable images as JPG, GIF or BMP formats. The image resolution of 640 x 480 pixel preferred.

The appropriate match of the different time or periods of photos taken are gratefully acknowledged.

3. Different Journey: Individual personal travel experience at Chinatown Chinatown". For this component, the active participants are invited to share the stories of your journeys, with details of dates and events if possible. Else just a caption of each photo.

As each "journey" would rely on either "Then" or "Now" or even both sets of photos (to appear on the blog) are separated by 50 years or more.

For each contribution of the "journey", no two persons will have a similar experience, perspectives and reminiscenses while viewing the same photos.

Its like travelling each journey as a time-warp within a time machines through every change of each person different journey of experience at different times. We may all be visiting the same physical place in Singapore though.

Please join us on this series of related blogs for a fun-filled educational and memorable walk down memory lanes of Chinatown "then and now".

When these blogs were published at "Blog to Express", my helpful and supportive school teacher friend Miss Sim Hui Hwang posted her comments at Part 1 of this blog. Please check it out here .

I appreciate the spontaneous response and feedbacks from Miss Sim to enhance and improve the "online blog workshop" project.

Miss Sim shared with us our similar sentiments which went beyond my initial thoughts of the stand alone blog. Thanks to Miss Sim for her constant encouragement and inspiration to sustain my blog interests.

Her innovative ideas intend to go beyond cyberspace to "brick-and-mortar" classrooms in the school building to extend the project via the social networking website on Facebook, YouTube and other related educational blog.

Its gonna be fun learning and teaching Singapore history, memories, heritage, social studies and other interesting school curriculums as appropriate for students to increase their knowledge and wholesome enjoyment for all.

Thank you.



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

How do you manage to get those photographs? Marvellous.

November 20, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

The archive photo are shared with the courtesy of National Archives of Singapore (PICAS)


November 21, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

The request of owners of original photos on this blog to share here are requested to contact Thimbuktu as a courtesy to mention their photo credit and appreciation of thanks.

We look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

November 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

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