Women's work in weaponry in 1968

Women polishing bullets on a machine at the Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS) factory in Jurong on April 20, 1968. CIS, which manufactured 5.56mm-calibre small-arms ammunition for rifles to be used by the Singapore Armed Forces, was founded when the city-state was in the process of establishing its military.

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This photograph is part of the National Museum of Singapore's exhibition entitled Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s To The Present in collaboration with The Straits Times.

Showcasing photographs and artefacts as well as audio-visual footage, sounds, scents and special digital features, Home, Truly explores the moments and experiences in Singapore's past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people.

The exhibition at the Exhibition Gallery of the museum's basement level runs till Oct 3 this year. Admission is free. Go to go.gov.sg/hometrulynms

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