If your grandchild asks you this question then it's time to visit Stamford Road because there's this exhibition at the National Museum which picks up from the Treasure Hunt series on Channel News Asia recently. I am not promoting for this group but because there's a segment at the exhibition which discusses local music from the 60s I thought some of you readers might be interested.
|Local Bands and Records Exhibit.|
|Display Board of Local Music Record Covers.|
Shirley Nair n Silver Strings: I Won't Let You See Me Cry. Video by Sean Lynch
There's also a general information board that explains the history of the National Theater and another that describes what Singapore in the 1960s was all about. These exhibits took time to collect and display and historian Ms Tan Teng Teng had many hours setting them up before the big day.
|Information Board explaining the 1960s.|
From kopi-tiam (coffee-shop) paraphernalia to a large garden fountain, from a Green Spot thermometer to a humongous car, you can have lots of fun guessing in which period they were used. Unless you've seen the series you might be making wrong guesses.
I must thank pop blogger James Seah (left) for promoting my blog on his. He is seen with the Museum's Senior Officer for Marketing and Corporate Communications, Norfaiz Noeryamin.
Since all TV participants for 'Treasure Hunt' were invited for the big day, we tagged along. That's J. on the right with pop host Anita Kapoor, archive appetizer. Archeologist Chen's busy with other guests.
Don't forget to identify the songs from the vinyls above. Come on you guys, give it a try. And check out the treasures which you can view until the end of April, I think.
Images: J. Collection.
Check James Seah's Blog: http://blogtoexpress.blogspot.sg/