Singapore’s history is often associated with major events like the Japanese occupation, our colonial past and our independence. Many Singaporeans, especially teenagers, having not lived through that period, struggle to connect with these experiences. Hence, it’s common for them to lose interest in the history of our nation. And that’s where local photographer Darren Soh, 37, and writer Melanie Lee, 34, hope to make a difference – through their craft.
The husband-and-wife team says learning about our country’s history should be a personal experience. We can find out a lot about our city-state through the space we live in, such as our immediate surroundings, says Soh, who is an award-winning landscape and architectural photographer.
Through his work and in his free time, Soh explores and documents local life. In particular, he is interested in old buildings from the 1950s and 1960s, many of which are public housing flats. Unlike colonial architecture, such buildings are often lost as manyRead More »from Husband-and-wife team explore Singapore’s history through photos