Stories from Oral History: Memories of P. Ramlee

Listen to seven excerpts of oral history interviews with the contemporaries, friends, and colleagues of the illustrious P. Ramlee, whom in 1948 moved to Singapore and began a highly successful, decades-long film career at Shaw's Malay Film Productions, a film studio at Jalan Ampas, Balestier. There, he would come to be known as a true renaissance man, accumulating acting, composing, directing, and writing credits - often within the same film.

This oral history collection was originally created for the Remembering the Golden Age of Malay Cinema: P. Ramlee curated page, an initiative by the National Archives of Singapore that celebrates P. Ramlee's profound impact on Singapore's artists, audiences, and film industry, past and present. The initiative comprises a curated page of archived audiovisual records documenting P. Ramlee's life and work, as well as a crowdsourcing call for records documenting the Golden Age of Malay Cinema.