Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Home movie from 1967

Here's a lovely home movie that's on Youtube which features Singapore in 1967. It's certainly a lot clearer than our home movies! It brings back a lot of memories of that time. I loved the monkeys at the Botanic Gardens and I'd forgotten quite how many of them there were, always pestering you for food.

The next scene shows Tiger Balm Gardens and it's just how I remember it, complete with the huge gorilla at the entrance.
Next, there's a scene of all the sampans and bumboats on the Singapore River. This area has certainly changed over the years.
There's shots of the streets, the cars and the people. It's one of the best movies I've seen of Singapore from that time.
Hope that you enjoy it and hope that it brings back happy memories for you too.


  1. Thanks for posting, so many changes, especially Boat & Clarke Quays

  2. Hi Derek,
    How are you? That's a really lovely filmlet! Thanks.

    Feed the monkeys now in Singapore and you're in big trouble. We have a population of 1,500 today and some of them pose a danger to onlookers. So the warning is: don't provide food.

    Just wondering why they are not being culled.