“There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better, some have gone and some remain…
All these places have their moments, with lovers and friends I still can recall
…I know I’ll never lose affection for people and things that went before I know I’ll often stop and think about them, in my life I’ve loved them all.”
- ‘In My Life’ by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
These haunting lyrics by the unforgettable Fab Four vividly capture the strong bonds we develop with places, people and events – moments from a time gone by that we still cherish and want to share.
And here at yesterday.sg is the place to do just that.
First launched in March 2006, this site has helped us unearth a treasure trove of stories and memories of the Singapore of old. This site has proven to be immensely popular with the younger generation who are interested in discovering their unique heritage here in Singapore.
Lots of students too have found this site invaluable for research as much of the content here cannot be found in any history book for it is a collection of memories and sentiment of the common folk who have lived through this part of our history and want to keep the memories alive.
As you go through this site, we hope you enjoy this journey back into the past. The site was revamped and relaunched as a social media portal on February 6 2009 to heighten that ethereal feel of travelling back in time. We’ve also added new elements such as a multimedia platform to enrich your surfing experience.
So do join us as we continue on our journey of reflection and rediscovery.
We invite all of you to contribute through a blog post or join in our friendly discussions and share your thoughts share and sentiments on just about any heritage, history, the arts or museum-related topic. You can also share your pictures or perhaps you have a home movie of a heritage site you have visited with your loved ones. You can send it to us too and share it with the world!
Thanks for the memories!