Punggol Oral History Project calls for interviewees

Know anyone who fits the bill?

Shawn Seah
2 min readOct 14, 2023


Publicity poster calling for people who lived in Punggol in the past. Shared with writer by Mrs Kiang-Koh of the National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

Open call for interviewees who have lived in Punggol: from now until 22 October 2023, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) is looking for people to interview, for a most meaningful Singapore history project.

In this meaningful project, the NAS is looking for in-depth and personal accounts of Punggol.

The NAS is looking for people who are willing to share personal and substantial accounts of Punggol in a recorded oral history interview of approximately one to two hours, at the end of this year.

You, or your parents, or even your grandparents, fit the bill, if you:

  • Stayed at, went to school in, or worked in old Punggol (pre-1990s) before it became redeveloped into Punggol New Town
  • Were a pioneer resident of Punggol New Town who moved in during the early 2000s and who stayed there for at least 10 years
  • Worked in Punggol for at least 10 years, for example in the farming, restaurant, or seaside recreation businesses
  • Perhaps did not live in Punggol, but worked on the redevelopment of Punggol 21 and Punggol-21 Plus, for example in the areas of urban planning or construction



Shawn Seah

Singaporean writer and public speaker, passionate about education, social issues, and local history and community stories.