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“Dear Senior,”: A Digital Inter-generational Pen Pal Corner

26 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2022
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In the 1950s and 1960s, your grandparents and their friends grew up in a Singapore that was quite different from how it is today. Discover some questions posed by children to their senior pen pals and find out what life was like for our seniors when they were young!

Did you submit a Pen Pal Corner card at the Our Home installation during Children’s Season 2021? Scroll to the end to see if your senior pen pal has replied!

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Take a look at the questions others have posed, through the thematic collections of whimsical illustrations below.

Enjoy the illustrations? You can also download them as colouring templates here (First Edition only)!

Second Edition

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First Edition

Theme 1_Techonology

Theme: Technology
Click here to see more.

 

Theme 2_Housing

Theme: Housing
Click here to see more.

 

Theme 3_Pastime

Theme: Pastime
Click here to see more.

 

Theme 4_Transport

Theme: Transport
Click here to see more.

 

Theme 5_Food

Theme: Food
Click here to see more.

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Did you submit a Pen Pal Corner card at the Our Home installation during Children’s Season 2021?

Find the serial number on your card and click on the link to see if your senior pen pal has replied!

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Serial number 0001 – 0099

Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal!

Serial number 0100 – 0100 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal!
Serial number 0200 – 0299

Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 

Serial number 0300 – 0399 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal!
Serial number 0400 – 0499 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 0500 – 0599
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 0600 – 0699 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 0700 – 0799
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 0800 – 0899

Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 

Serial number 0900 – 0999 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 1000 – 1099 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 1500 – 1599
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 1700 – 1799
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2100 – 2199
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2200 – 2299  Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2300 – 2399 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2400 – 2499
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2500 – 2599  Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2600 – 2699
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2700 – 2799 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2800 – 2899 Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 
Serial number 2900 – 2999
Click here to read the response from your senior pen pal! 

 

For optimal viewing on computers/laptops, we recommend selecting View > Page Display > Two Page View in the PDF.

This initiative is supported by our senior care partners Anglican Senior Centre (Hillview), Apex Harmony Lodge, Dementia Singapore, Lentor Senior Care Centre, Man Fut Tong Nursing Home, NTUC Health Co-operative Limited, Ren Ci @ Ang Mo Kio Nursing Home and St. Andrew's Senior Care. 

 

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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