Oral History

ORAL HISTORY

As part of our mission to safeguard heritage, George Town World Heritage Incorporated completed its pilot oral history documentation project in 2013, and subsequently kick-started a three-year oral history documentation project from 2014 to 2016. It aimed to increase our historical resources and references, and improve on how we document local history and heritage.

‘The Living Museum’ programme was implemented under George Town Festival before that in 2012 to present stories from long-term residents of George Town, especially in Armenian Street, Acheen Street and Cannon Street.

In 2013, the Oral History Documentation Project began with the collection of oral histories focusing on memories of residents of Chulia Street during the post-war period of 1945 – 1970. It successfully built a pool of consistent local human resources, well-equipped with professional recording and transcribing tools. It upheld professional and technical standards based on the model developed by the Oral History Centre at National Archives of Singapore, and modified accordingly to suit the local context.

George Town World Heritage Incorporated continued the effort to document oral history in 2017 and 2018 featuring the local community and organisations, and incorporate online platforms for dissemination of information. Through our Oral History Documentation Project, we hope to improve the process of research and recording history, and train future documenters.

For details on the project background, please contact Ms Chuah Ai Kheng, Senior Cultural Heritage Officer at 04-261 6606 or e-mail [email protected]

To listen to the oral history audio recordings at our Interpretative Centre, make an appointment by filing in this form. For appointment enquiries, please contact Ms Nur Hidayah Jaafar, Information Management Assistant at 04-261 6606 or email [email protected]

ORAL HISTORY ACCESSIONS

CHERITA LEBUH CHULIA

Mr Abdul Aleem Siddiqui

1301

Mr Waras Mohammad Al
Shaffi Mohammed

1302

Madam Gan Gaik Ying

1303

Mr Yip Wai Kong

1304

Madam Soo Fung Sin

1305a

Madam Soo Kiew Nooi

1305b

Madam Chung Siew Lan

1305c

Mr Tan Chin Wah

1306

Mr Chan Chee Wan

1307

Mr Ong Liang Ching

1309

Mr Yew Ewe Chye

1310

Mr Wong Kok Leng

1311

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - CLOTHING

Mr Siew Ah Tak

C15010

Mr Ashraff bin Abdul Karim

C15011

Mr Lo Fook Kheong

C15012

Mr Lee Po Seng

C15013

Mr Vengadasalam a/l
Rengsamy Achariar

C15014

Mr Wong Heng Mun

C15015

Mr Abdul Aziz bin Mohd Hussain

C15016

Mr Rajendran Kanapathy

C15017

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - FOOD

Mr Abdul Azeez bin
Seeni Mohamed

F15007

Mr Wan Fook Chan

F16001

Madam Chan So Han

F16002

Mr Por Beng Kuan

F16003

Mr Gan Choon Chong

F16004

Mr Mohammad Adnan bin
Boerhannoeddin

FT1501

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - SHELTER

Mr Wan Chik Arifin bin
Md. Ismail

S14001

Ms Teoh Kooi Lan

S14002

Mr Cheng Chin Eng

S14003

Mr Lee Beng Chuan

S14004

Mr Chong Chze Foo

S14005

Ms Chew Joon Yong

S14006

Ms Tan Chai Im

S14007

Ms 林瑞意

S14008

Ms Lim Ah Thow

S14009

Mr Sim Swee Cheng

S14010

Mr SethuPandian

S14011

Mr Lim Chin Eng

S14012

Mr Lee Won

S14013

Mr Lee Yoke Fatt

S14014

Mr Chew Eng Hock

S14015

Madam Lim Leng Chiok

S14016

Mr Chew Bee Leong

S14017

Ms Saidatul Gafar binti Md Salleh

S14018

Ms Ann Cutter

S14019

Mr H’ng Lay Ear

S14020

Mr Taufik bin Shaik Sulaiman Al-Rafee

S14021

Mr Mohamad bin Yahya

S14022

Mr Lim Tian Chor

S14023

Mr Lim Kim Suah

S14024

Mr Yeoh Ah Tai

S14025

Mr Keh Siew Tiong

S14026

Mr Wong Kwong Cheow

S14027

Madam Chew Guat Neoh

S14028

Madam Wong Cheow Chee

S14029

Mr Goh Chin Chye

S14030

Mr Ashokan Chidambaram

S14031

Madam Ch’ng Ah Han

S14032

Mr Lee Wan Tond

S14033

Mr Teoh Soon Chye

S14034

Madam Mok Swee Mee

S14035

Mr Leong Howe Sin

S14036