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  • Blast from the Past - The Newton Circus Flood of 1969

    Blast from the Past - The Newton Circus Flood of 1969

    The fourth episode of the National Heritage Board’s “Blast from the Past” documentaries contains footage depicting one of Singapore’s worst floods which took place at Newton Circus in 1969.

  • Blast from the Past - The Malay Mail Big Walk in 1965

    Blast from the Past - The Malay Mail Big Walk in 1965

    The third episode of the National Heritage Board’s “Blast from the Past” documentaries showcases Singapore’s early sporting history by focusing on the Malay Mail Big Walk, a popular sporting event, in 1965.

  • Blast from the Past - Hell Drivers from Canada in Singapore

    Blast from the Past - Hell Drivers from Canada in Singapore

    The second episode contains rare footage of a performance by the Canadian Hell Drivers when they performed at the Jalan Besar Stadium in 1966.

  • Blast from the Past - Scenes from Chinatown in the 1960s

    Blast from the Past - Scenes from Chinatown in the 1960s

    This video looks back at old Chinatown during the Lunar New Year period in the 1960s.

  • Eye in the Sky - Toa Payoh Town Gardens Lookout Tower

    Eye in the Sky - Toa Payoh Town Garden Lookout Tower

    Toa Payoh Town Gardens Lookout Tower is the centrepiece of Toa Payoh New Town’s development in the 1970s. The tower and its surrounding town gardens were completed in 1974, in time for the SEAP Games in Sep that year as athletes were housed in 4 HDB point blocks adjacent to the gardens.

  • Eye in the Sky - Coney Island

    Eye in the Sky Coney Island

    Located off the northern coast of Singapore, there is a 100-hectare island historically known as Pulau Serangoon. During the late 1930s, the newspapers referred to it as "Haw Par Island" after the Haw Par brothers built a beach villa there — the only known residence in Singapore remaining from the Har Par family.

  • Eye in the Sky - Seletar Lookout Tower

    Eye in the Sky - Seletar Lookout Tower

    Seletar Lookout Tower was constructed in 1969 to mark the inauguration of Seletar Reservoir. The opening of the reservoir also coincided with the 150th year of Singapore’s founding and was officiated by Princess Alexandra from United Kingdom on 10 Aug 1969.

  • Eye in the Sky - Jurong Hill Lookout Tower

    Eye in the Sky - Jurong Hill Lookout Tower

    The Jurong Hill Lookout Tower was developed in the early 1970s at a cost of more than $100,000. It was touted to be a futuristic spiral tower; offering a panoramic view of the entire industrial estate; from the viewing platform.

  • Eye in the Sky - Chinese Garden Pagoda

    Eye in the Sky - Chinese Garden Pagoda

    The seven-tiered Chinese Garden Pagoda or ru yun ta (入云塔) is located within Chinese Garden in Jurong. It is designed by Mr R H Han and was modelled after the Linggu Pagoda in Nanjing.

  • Heritage in Episodes - A Songkok Maker

    Heritage in Episodes A Songkok Maker

    The final episode of the Malay Heritage Centre's 'Heritage in Episodes' series tells the poignant story of one of Singapore's last surviving songkok makers.

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