The History of Singapore website was down for an indeterminate amount of time. The issue appears to have been with the wordpress installation. I have reinstalled wordpress and the problem is fixed. However, the links to soundcloud on the individual posts have broken – my apologies. I will endeavour to go through each page and fix them one by one. In the meantime, please use the player on the right column to play the episodes. Thank you and apologies for the inconvenience!
Following the calling of a General Election in Singapore, a special episode of “The History of Singapore”, entitled “A Short History of Elections in Singapore”, will air on Friday 4 September 2015 (Thursday 3 September for Patreon supporters). The normal schedule will resume on 11 September 2015 with Episode 5, “Islamic Modernism”.
Thank you so much for the outpouring of enthusiasm and support. In the first day alone, the facebook page has had 769 likes, 12 people have pledged a total of $53 per episode on Patreon, “Episode 0” was played 1,214 times (one chap listened to it twice!). It is very humbling. I hope I will be able to justify your faith. In response to feedback, I have created a “How to Listen” page to make all your listening options clear. I have also added a page listing history resources for teachers, students, and history enthusiasts. Thank you very much and please keep the suggestions and comments coming!
Welcome to The History of Singapore podcast!
This is a really exciting time! There are so many new sources of Singapore history. Every year, as new sources of history emerge, we find that we keep having to rewrite Singapore history in response to new information.
We need to learn from our past! For example, the best government that Singapore ever had was the PAP government between 1965 and 1975. Why? What did they do well? What did they do poorly? We need to know.
And so, to make my own contribution to our understanding, I have created the History of Singapore podcast, a weekly podcast series about Singapore, our history and our people. I want Singaporeans to have access to more perspectives on our history of our country and our people, and to understand how we got to where we are today.
Over the next year, I am going to tell the story of Singapore’s independence. I hope you will enjoy our journey together.
If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon.
The History of Singapore podcast will launch on 6 August 2015 – the 10th anniversary of the day I swam the English Channel – for supporters on Patreon; and on 7 August at 3pm on BFM89.9 in Malaysia and online.