Singapore Memories


The first television programme to hit Singapore’s airwaves was a 15-minute documentary, ‘TV Looks at Singapore’, broadcast on 15 February 1963. More than half a century later, two veteran broadcasters – and old friends – look back at the early days of broadcasting in Singapore. Passersby hurry by, staring at their mobile phones. But at a pastel-coloured void deck, pioneer broadcasters Mr Ujagar Singh Gill, 86, and Mr Sim Choon Hin, 82, are reminiscing about an evening half a century ago, when Singapore was spellbound by a very different screen. Three hundred guests in Victoria Memorial Hall – and many…