This is an audio recording of the opening of the Southeast Asia-Commonwealth (SEACOM) Cable by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The programme was broadcast over the BBC World Service.
This is an audio recording of a speech delivered by the Communications Minister Yong Nyuk Lin at the Laying Of Foundation Stone of the Earth Satellite Station on Sentosa Island.
Minister Yong stressed that although Singapore was the 23rd member of the Commonwealth, it was ranked No: 5 in terms of international telegraphic traffic, behind Britain, Canada, Australia and India, and No: 6 in terms of international telephone and telex traffic.
This video documentary looks at the setting up of a $10 million satellite earth station in Sentosa, an island two kilometres south of Singapore. Sentosa has played many roles in Singapore's history. Minister Yong spoke about the scope of the First and Second Satellite Earth Stations at Sentosa.
This recording contains an excerpt from the official opening speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs S Rajaratnam.