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Madam Hajijah was a lady who owned a majority of land in Kampong Hajijah and to whom the kampong’s name was derived. She was a prominent landowner who bought a plot of land to build the original Kampong Siglap Mosque and contributed much to the...

Mrs. Katijah Binte Mohamed’s aspiration to build a mosque with the wealth endowment of $ 50,000 on 28 January 1915 was granted on 28 March 28 1920. She did not have the opportunity to witness the mosque that she started. She passed away on 9...

Ms Zarina Piperdi is the Senior Vice President (Human Resources & Fleet Management) of SIA Engineering Company. She joined Singapore Airlines (SIA) in 1983 and has held various senior positions in Finance.  In 1991, she was posted to Los Angeles as SIA’s Regional Finance & Admin...

Miss Manijeh Namazie was born in Madras in 1930, the eldest of 6 children. She came to Singapore when she was five months old, but finishing her schooling in India during the Second World War period.She was the daughter of Mr. Mohamed Javad Namazie, a...

Hamidah was a 44-year-old nurse at Tan Tock Seng Hospital when she was stricken by Sars. She was one of the first nurses warded for the serious illness. She had been infected while caring for a patient and was first admitted to Tan Tock Seng...

Rasiah Halil is a Singaporean poet, writer, translator, educator and trainer born in 1956. She attended the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa, USA, on a Fulbright scholarship in 1995. She taught Malay language and literature at St. Andrew’s Junior College (July 1985-February...

In 2008, Siti Anita was one of three recipients of the MOE-NCSS Special Education (SPED) Awards, which recognises SPED teachers who have shown particular passion and commitment to providing an all-rounded education. Today, Siti Anita is the Head of Department for Pupil Well-Being who oversees the...

Dr Zeehan Jaafar is an instructor with the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore. She received her B.S. Biological Sciences and Ph.D. Biological Sciences from the National University of Singapore. She also engages in broad marine conservation issues through scholarly pursuits...

Hajar did strategic studies at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (now Rajaratnam Institute of International Studies). The frustration that she had felt being a real estate agent was what led her to start a travel company. Her real estate transactions were predicated on...

 June first conceptualised Learning Vision when as a working mother, she could not find a suitable preschool for her young children. She believed that pre-school years are critical in building the foundation to life-long learning. She envisioned of establishing a quality early childhood centre from...