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Restored footage of never-before-seen early-1900s S’pore showing in Discovery Channel documentary

Glimpse of the past.

#SG200 |Tanya Ong | August 8, 03:26 pm

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Never-before-seen footage of Singapore in the early-1900s will be featured in a Discovery Channel documentary.

Singapore in a documentary series

The documentary series will feature interesting facts and stories from the region, including Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The first episode, which focuses on Singapore, shows footage dating all the way back to 1900.

The footage was filmed in Singapore by the Pathe brothers, and then subsequently archived, restored and digitised by the British Film Institute.

Here are some scenes from the episode:

Coolies carrying coal

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Cavenagh Bridge

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Funeral procession in 1913

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Coolie boys diving for coins

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Coolies packing pineapple

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Labourers cutting and packing pineapples

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Rickshaw pullers along South Bridge Road

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Roadside food stalls

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Coolies having a meal

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Singapore River

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Victoria Theatre

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

Boy canning pineapples

Screenshot via Discovery documentary

The episode, Singapore on Film, will air on Aug. 10 at 9pm on Discovery Asia (Singtel Channel 204).

Top photo composite image via Discovery documentary

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