Programme

A Lighter Side of History: A Sharing Session by a Panel of Ex-Rolleians

NMS,
Salon, Level 1
2pm- 3pm
Free
Saturday, 14 April

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.

 

 

 

Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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