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National Day Special: Are you in any of these Straits Times photographs?

Published on Jul 2, 2014 12:26 PM

SINGAPORE - Calling all readers: Are you, or someone you know, in any of these iconic and historical photographs of Singapore?

If you are, or know someone who is, we are looking for you.

Tell us your story so that we can feature your experiences in this year's Straits Times National Day Special on Aug 9.

These photos are in the WE: Defining Stories exhibition, which feature about 400 photos taken by Straits Times photojournalists, with some pictures dating back to the 1950s.

The photos are divided into six sections: namely, Merdeka (the Malay word for freedom); Home, Challenges, Heroes, So Singaporean, and Our Stories.

Each section contains photos exploring an aspect of Singapore history and culture. The Merdeka section features pictures of Singapore's road to independence. This includes the famous picture showing former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew tearing at the reality of the country's separation from Malaysia.

Another section, So Singaporean, features the quirkier side of Singapore life, including a photo showing the Hello Kitty craze back in 2000.

"These photos from our archives is a valuable documentation of our country, culture and identity. The older generation will definitely find a picture they can relate to and the younger ones will learn something about what makes us Singaporeans," said Ms Stephanie Yeow, photo editor of The Straits Times.

The exhibition, a collaboration between The Straits Times and the National Museum of Singapore, is being held at the museum till Aug 31 from 10am to 6pm daily.

So, if you are in any of the photos, do contact us at You may get a free one-month all-access digital subscription of The Straits Times if we feature your story.