On March 13, 2021, the NUS History Society organised the third edition of Sejarah Inquisition, a competition among junior colleges to analyse a piece of Singapore’s history and delve into historical inquiry and investigation. Working in teams, participants will work under the mentorship of NUS History students and learn to critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on primary and secondary sources.
This year, the theme was ‘Hawker Culture in Singapore’, which is considered to be a key part of Singapore’s intangible history. Participants were given just five hours to roleplay as a key stakeholder in Singapore’s hawker history and respond to a given prompt.
The event saw a record of 11 teams participating in the competition, which was held on Zoom.
The winning entries were presented by students from Tampines Meridian Junior College, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, and Hwa Chong Institution. Congratulations to all teams!
A big thank you to our judges, A/P Bruce Lockhart, Dr. John Solomon, and Dr. Effendy for inspiring and providing valuable feedback to the participants.
The NUS History Society is also grateful to Dunman High School, Hwa Chong Institution, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, Millennia Institute, Tampines Meridian Junior College, Temasek Junior College, and Yishun Innova Junior College for joining us during the event.
Finally, a big thank you to the organising committee for making this possible!