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Galleries in Library

Yusof Ishak in Pictures: Life and Times of Singapore’s First President

The exhibition gallery “Yusof Ishak in Pictures: Life and Times of Singapore’s First President” was officially opened by Puan Noor Aishah on 12 August 2015 as  part of the Institute’s renaming ceremony.  The exhibition traces the various aspects of the late President’s life through the many photographs from mainly the  archives of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) and other published sources, from his school days with the Raffles Institution, to his venture into journalism and establishing the Utusan Melayu and his brief career in the public service before he became the Head of State when Singapore became a Self-government in 1959 and later an Independent country in 1965. The exhibition ends with a section on “Remembering Yusof Ishak”, highlighting his legacies and the various commemorative efforts taken to remember his lifetime achievements, leading to the renaming of ISEAS in his honour. 

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