Do You Remember When Policemen Wore Shorts?

Now you can share such recollections with the Singapore Memory Project.
Photo donated by Yesudian Pon Thomas to the National Library Board. He is dressed in the uniform of the then Singapore Harbour Board Police, 1953.

What major changes have you experienced in the Public Service through the years? Are there moments in your career as a public officer that have left an indelible impression? We want to hear from you!

We want to know about the significant projects, people and events that have defined your time as a public servant.

There is no limit to the number of memories you can contribute. Log on to to open your personal memory account and deposit your stories with accompanying photos (if available). Use the tag “Public Service 2012” (don’t miss this important step!) for each of your memories. The five most interesting memories win a $50 book voucher each. Don’t wait any longer; the contest closes on Friday, June 15, 2012.

Curious about us?

irememberPublicService collects personal memories from officers in the Public Service. This is part of the larger, nationwide Singapore Memory Project (SMP). is the online platform for SMP that will enable everyone who has experienced Singapore to discover, share and contribute their personal memories of all things Singapore. Deposit your memories and let them live on for future generations.

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum of 100 words per memory
  • Memories posted on the will be made available for access and use by members of the public. Please read the terms and conditions on the website for more information.



    May 25, 2012
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