Rollei, a well-known German manufacturer of cameras and optical equipment, began operations in Singapore in 1971. Production plants were located in Alexandra Road, Chai Chee, Jurong, St Michael’s Estate, and Indus Road. Although Rollei Singapore is long gone, its factories and cameras are still fondly remembered by some.
Hear from ex-Rolleians who will share their stories and memories of working and playing together as a community, as well as showcase their personal Rollei equipment that they have kept over the years. Complete this experience with a visit to the Singapore History Gallery to view the actual Rollei camera on display.
This special edition of A Lighter Side of History is facilitated by historian Dr Loh Kah Seng, as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival.
About A Lighter Side of History
A Lighter Side of History celebrates Singapore’s diverse multicultural heritage, from food and dress to the different languages and customs passed down over the years. Featuring a range of fun and engaging hands-on workshops, talks, performances and demonstrations by heritage experts as well as collectors and practitioners, A Lighter Side of History is designed for everyone from beginners to history enthusiasts.
Register for the talk here.
Banner Image: Courtesy of National Museum of Singapore, National Heritage Board.