NHB/HPG/18Q3515 The Lives of Women – Part 2
The Lives of Women – Part 2 by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) was part of a three-part exhibition series about the lives of women in Singapore over the years. The exhibition looked into key
developments and trends that affected women’s lives in Singapore since Independence. It highlighted the
contributions made by female pioneers - all of whom are featured in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame - in areas such as the
arts, advocacy, business, social work, education, and environment. The key themes covered in the exhibition were
Education, Work, Population Trends, and Leadership. The exhibition included an interactive corner that replicated the
desk of a typist, which was a common job that was performed by most women in the 1970s and 1980s in Singapore. Visitors were able to interact with the manual typewriter and rotary phone that were installed in the interactive corner.