This, Our Singapore (1): A Nation In The Making
- Singapore Broadcasting Corporation Fonds
- Radio Singapore Series
- 7 inch Open Reel Audiotape
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Recording contains the first programme in the series, 'This, Our Singapore' entitled 'A Nation in the Making'. The programme looks at nation-building through various cultural and arts activities, services and facilities developed for the people of Singapore. The activities include the Night of Dance performance at the Victoria Theatre; Aneka Ragam - the people's variety concert - performances held at various venues, the first at the Botanical Gardens; Cultural Festival 1962, the 3rd one organised in Singapore; Radio Singapore Orchestra and artistes touring the Borneo territories; 'possibility of evolving a dance of our own'; a 3-day Writers' Conference which also brings out the 'need for a common language' and the people accepting Malay as the National Language. Facilities for cultural and arts activities and programmes include: constructing a National Theatre at King George V Park ready by 31 July 1963; introducing television broadcasting by early 1963; Art Gallery in National Museum; National Library; Dewan Bahasa dan Kebudayaan Kebangsaan set up on 20 May 1960. Also included are excerpt of speeches and comments by Yang di-Pertuan Negara Yusof Ishak at opening of Writers' Conference; radio commentator Vernon Palmer; dancer and teacher of ballet Vernon Martinus; Director of Broadcasting John Duclos; Curator, Anthropology, National Museum Christopher Hooi; editor of Dewan Bahasa Ong Boon Tiong; Adult Education Board member Tan Bak Chee.