History of Singapore in 50 objects: A picture gallery

(From left) An SIA kebaya, a coinafon and Tiger Balm. Tell us what items you think could help tell the history of Singapore. -- PHOTOS: MELISSA SIM, HAW PAR CORPORATION
(From left) An SIA kebaya, a coinafon and Tiger Balm. Tell us what items you think could help tell the history of Singapore. -- PHOTOS: MELISSA SIM, HAW PAR CORPORATION

If you were asked to pick an object to represent Singapore, what would you choose? Tiger beer or Tiger Balm? An SIA kebaya or an Army T-shirt? The Merlion or Singa the Courtesy Lion?

Taking a cue from the popular British Museum's 2010 radio series and book, A History Of The World In 100 Objects, (newspapers such as the New York Times also launched a similar project), Melissa Sim contacted musuems, archives and reference books to tell the story of Singapore through 50 objects.

A list of this nature cannot be exhaustive. Tell us what items you think could help tell the history of Singapore. E-mail suntimes@sph.com.sg and use the header 50 objects. Click here to take a look at the list.