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Singapore Newspaper Archives Free Online

Post by Currie » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:33 am

Singapore Newspaper Archives Free Online.

A number of Singapore newspapers have been digitised by the National Library of Singapore and are available free online. It appears to be an upgrade of the former Straits Times Archives site, which, If I remember correctly, gave only limited results and in text only. There’s much reporting of UK events, e.g. ... search=Off

Periods covered which supply free images appear to range from the 1830s to the 1980s. An advanced search is available. The image can be printed and links emailed. Right-click “save as” option may have been disabled and if that’s the case you may have to resort to screenshots. Firefox users can get the images via tools / page info / media tab.

Newspapers included are:

Daily Advertiser
Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser
Malayan Saturday Post
Mid-day Herald
Singapore Chronicle and Commercial Register
Singapore Daily News
Singapore Weekly Herald
Straits Times Overland Journal
Straits Advocate
Straits Chinese Herald
Straits Eurasian Advocate
Straits Mail
Straits Observer (Singapore)
Straits Telegraph and Daily Advertiser
The Straits Times
Straits Times Weekly Issue
Weekly Sun

Hope it’s useful,

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Re: Singapore Newspaper Archives Free Online

Post by theKiwi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:19 pm

Cool - I've found several references to my great uncle John Robert Dewar CBE who was a Surveyor in Federated Malay States and Straits Settlements from 1906 to 1937. ... 70930.2.71

for example. John Robert Dewar's page on my genealogy site is here ... tree=Roger

Searching: Admiston, Breingan, Cairns, Clark, Dewar, Houliston, Moffat, Nicol, Stoddart, Wright and plenty of others..., see

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Re: Singapore Newspaper Archives Free Online

Post by Narelle » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:55 am

It is a brilliant site. I have found some interesting family information in these papers. We even used the website to prepare for our trip to the Singapore library last year to locate and pay for photocopies of the actual articles.

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Re: Singapore Newspaper Archives Free Online

Post by Beckenham1 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:33 pm

Current website site for this is:

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