The former Victoria School (VS) building is an architectural landmark on Tyrwhitt Road in Jalan Besar. The building initially housed the all-boys Victoria School (1933–1984) and later the Christ Church Secondary School (1985–2001) before serving as the People's Association (PA) headquarters from 2009. Designed by architect Frank Dorrington Ward and constructed in 1933, two blocks of the former VS were gazetted for conservation in 2007.
Rag and Flag Day is an annual fundraising charity event organised by the National University of Singapore Students' Union (NUSSU) and held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus. The event involves students from the various faculties, hostels and societies who participate by building and parading thematic floats in a procession. “Rag” refers to the scrap materials used for decorating the floats, while “Flag” refers to the flags that are sold to raise funds for charity. Song fights between participants have become a long-standing tradition of Rag and Flag Day. The event is regarded as one of the main highlights in the university calendar and has also evolved into a competition between student clubs, societies, faculties and university halls.
Guy Joseph Janvier Barbe, popularly known as Brother Vincent (b. 1919, Laval City, Montreal–d. 14 October 1992, Singapore), was a missionary who founded Boys' Town in Singapore. A member of the Brothers of St Gabriel religious institute, Vincent also helped to open schools in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. He ran a makeshift school for children in Changi Prison and the Sime Road camp while interned during the Japanese Occupation.
Fried carrot cake, or chai tow kway in the Teochew dialect, consists of cubes of radish cake stir-fried with garlic, eggs and preserved radish. The dish has two common versions: the white version, which is seasoned with light soya sauce, and the black version, where dark soya sauce is added instead. There is also a Penang variant of the dish, known in the Hokkien dialect as char kway kak, which is darker in colour than the Singapore version.
Spell#7 is a local English performance company founded in 1997 by husband-and-wife team, Briton Paul Rae and Singaporean Kaylene Tan, who met as drama students at Bristol University in the United Kingdom. Rae and Tan have developed a unique and creative theatrical style for their works that weave history, culture and politics into everyday life. The company is known for producing avant-garde and site-specific works, including intimate theatre performances and environmental audio works.
TheatreWorks is Singapore's flagship English language theatre company formed in 1985 by theatre practitioners Lim Siauw Chong, Lim Kay Tong and Justin Hill. The company aims to develop and nurture local artists, promote and support Singaporean writing and literature, and create awareness of social issues through its productions and initiatives that fuse Western ideas with Asian culture and traditions. TheatreWorks is the first local arts company to turn professional and the first to showcase its works overseas. To date, the company has staged more than 200 productions and 2,500 performances that have reached out to over a million people locally and abroad.
Frederick Nutter Chasen (b. 1896 Norfolk, England–d. 1942, Singapore) was a zoologist who worked at the Raffles Library and Museum from 1921 to 1941, first as a curator and later as its director. Under his directorship, the institution was developed as a centre for scientific research in the region and became known for its zoological and prehistoric collections.
Teater Ekamatra was founded by playwright, dramatist and director Lut Ali and his wife Rubie Lazim in 1988 to develop contemporary experimental Malay theatre that fuses traditional Southeast Asian theatre styles with contemporary techniques. This was a departure from the folktale-based Malay theatre that then characterised the Malay theatre scene in Singapore. The company focuses on general socio-political themes in its productions to appeal to both the Malay community and non-Malay audiences.
Chia Thye Poh (b. 1941–) is a former member of parliament and political detainee. He was arrested and detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in October 1966, and was not charged or tried until his conditional release in May 1989. The government attributed Chia's detention to his alleged membership in the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) and involvement in violent subversive activities, allegations that Chia has denied.
Chan Heng Chee (b. 19 April 1942, Singapore–) is a distinguished academic who has served in a number of key diplomatic positions for Singapore, including the position of ambassador to the United States from 1996 to 2012. In addition, she has held academic appointments in local and overseas universities, think-tanks and research institutes. She is also widely published on socio-political issues in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Finally, Chan has received many awards and accolades in recognition of her academic achievements and contributions to Singapore.