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Singapore - The Lion City
Description: A tour of Singapore in the late 1950s.
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Clip #: TFA-118A
Length: 15:35
Year: 1957
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Asia
Country: Singapore
City: Singapore
Original: 16mm
Malayan Film Unit, airliner airplane flying. Interior, flight attendant takes empty dinner tray from man. Couple holding hands. Woman and man look out window, aerial view Singapore suburbs, man sitting in airplane looks out window, smooth hair and straightens shirt collar. Male flight attendant helps passengers adjust seats. Woman puts on makeup as child reads magazine, aerial view buildings on Singapore waterfront, passengers enter Singapore airport gate and present passports to customs inspectors, passengers board Malayan Airways bus whille flight attendant watches. Bus pulls away. Passengers riding on bus. traveling shot down city street and past cricket match, policeman in shorts directs traffic using hand signals. Malayan Airways bus drives by, statue of Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, overlooks bridge and city street with traffic and bus stop. Mayalan Airways bus turns into driveway of Raffles Hotel,bellboy carries suitcases has travelers walk through gardens of Raffles Hotel to their rooms. Bellboy anf couple enters room. Woman opens blinds and looks out window, fishermen standing in water and catching prawns with large v-shaped nets. Fishing boats on beach. Beach with palm trees, Pan Singapore harbor with ships, tankers, freighters and fishing boats. Pan city buildings and parks, billboard for chinese movie in chinese. Billboard for indian film Rukh Sana in english. Billboard for Mayalan film Selamat Tinggal Kekasehku., city street with laundry hanging. Pedestrians, cars and bicycles, outdoor street market. Shoppers buying clothing and flowers, busy street with shops and hanging laundry. Hanging printed fabric. CU man smoking cigarette, chinese funeral procession through street. Gongs, drums, umbrellas, mourners, casket in cart, Singapore Botanical Gardens, woman and boy feeding monkeys, large swimming pool filled with adults and kids. People sitting at tables with umbrellas with pool in background. Country club, two women in bathing suits water skiing. Jungle in background, start of horse race at Singapore Turf Club. Spectators in stands and at rail, men in ceremonial chinese lion costumes dance mock fight with warrior while crowd watches. Drummer beats large drun with sticks and feet, indian man opens security gate on shop front. other man winds turban on head.Interior shop indian silks and saris, chinese brocades, Mandarin jackets, fine embroideries, jade statues and carved ivory, dolls, knick knacks, silk purses, tourist shoppers bargaining for watches in Change Alley, a cluster of shops in the financial district of Raffles Place. Tourists walking down alley. Chinese women crossing ,neon signs at night. Odeon, Carousel Cinemascope, Sea View Hotel, Starlight Room, Adelphi Grill, Islamic Restaurant, Singapore Hotel Restaurant and Bar, The New World amusement park, two male tourists at amusement park shooting gallery with rifles, chinese traditional opera performance, two male tourists in Malay dance hall doing ronggeng, table with chinese food and peking duck. Chinese woman shows tourist man how to eat with chopsticks, sophisticated chinese restaurant. Well dressed chinese and western diners at table. Chinese female cabaret singer at microphone. Couples dancing, large outdoor restaurant area, man cooking chicken in a wok. Satay skewers being basted on a grill, western man and woman eating food on skewers at table, pan down from KLM airways sign to ticket agency counter. Agent hands ticket to traveler. Man picks up brochure. British Overseas Airways ticket counter B.O.A.C., PAA Pan American Airways poster, travelers walk out to and board BOAC airplane. Propellers start. KLM Lockheed L49 Constellation The Flying Dutchman taxis. BOAC Constellation takes off

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