We Bet You Didn’t Know About These Hidden Film Locations In Singapore

If you’re a film buff then you already know that Singapore has slowly but steadily attracted the attention of foreign filmmakers who see the city-state’s towering skyscrapers and modernity as the perfect backdrop to their stories.

But we bet you didn’t realise that the Lion City has had a rich cultural filming history since the early 1950s and 1960s with studios like the Shaw Brother’s Malay Film Productions and Cathay-Keris churning out classic movies featuring bygone actors like P. Ramlee, Hong Kong’s Paul Chang and Singapore’s very own Saloma.

Want to know more? Get a comprehensive insight into Singapore’s past at State of Motion – the Asian Film Archive’s annual flagship film and visual arts series of programmes – held from 12 January to 11 February 2018. This year’s theme ‘Sejarahku’ (or ‘My History’) focuses on iconic Malay feature films that reflect the cultural and social ideologies of pre-independence Singapore.

Best of all, there will be guided tours to the locales where these films were shot! Check out some of these forgotten locations in our gallery below:

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