Aura Hawa

Hajjah Fatimah was born in 1754 in Malacca to a trading family. She married Daing Chanda Pulih who was a Bugis merchant-prince from Celebes (South Sulawesi) with a trading post in Singapore. After the marriage, she was referred to as the Sultana of Gowa, South...

She was born in 1941 in a Geylang kampong to a musical family. Her father, Dahari Jarr, was a leader of local Malay music group. Her grandfather was Jahari Ibrahim (Wak Jarr), a Malay folk music composer. Malay entertainment icons P Ramlee, Saloma and Siput...

Khatijun was born in 1925.In 1950s, men could divorce their wives just by verbalising the divorce and paying them an alimony of $30 for three months even if they had children. It was not fair, but women had no rights and could not protect themselves. Her...

Che Zahara was born in 1907 in Singapore. Little did she know that the impact of her action would be engraved in Singapore’s history and in the hearts of the people she helped. Her first influence was her parents. Her father, Noor Mohamed, was a community...