An avid sports fan, Zaher loves keeping memories of significant sports events, and has been doing so since he was 18. Today, he’s collected S$15,000 worth of sports memorabilia - which he documents on his blog, Honour Your Past.
Every Sunday, Zaher visits the China Square flea market to look for hidden gems to add to his collection. Some significant items in include National Swimmer Ang Peng Siong’s jersey and a gold medal from the very first SEAP (now SEA) Games in Bangkok, held in 1959.
“Many people do not know the worth of these items until much later,” explains Zaher, as he showed us a program booklet from the second Malaysian National Amateur Athletic Championships.
This event was held just a week before the split of Singapore and Malaysia.
“I have no plans to sell my collection now as it has sentimental value,” said Zaher. “Through my collection, I want people to know that Singapore may be small, but we are a strong country.”
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