Restored footage of never-before-seen early-1900s S’pore showing in Discovery Channel documentary
Glimpse of the past.
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
Funeral procession in 1913
Coolie boys diving for coins
Coolies packing pineapple
Labourers cutting and packing pineapples
Rickshaw pullers along South Bridge Road
Roadside food stalls
Coolies having a meal
Boy canning pineapples
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