Recording, Preserving and Sharing Stories


High Street in 1950 with the Public Works Department (PWD) building opposite the Supreme Court.
The PWD building was later occupied by the Attorney-General Chambers. Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore.

Tracing the development of Singapore's legal system

This is an ongoing effort to capture personal accounts by legal personalities of their lives and careers and of the system in which they worked and their environs. Their stories trace the development of the legal profession from the pre-war years to Singapore’s independence from colonial rule and the localisation of the profession. 

The audio recordings and transcripts of the interviews (subject to conditions stated by the interviewees) can be accessed through the NAS portal.  Interviews marked with (*) were carried out by the NAS.