Channel NewsAsia begins search for artefacts to feature on "Treasure Hunt"
- POSTED: 11 Oct 2013 23:31
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Channel NewsAsia is calling all collectors of heirlooms and old keepsakes to share their collections in the upcoming reality series "Treasure Hunt".
SINGAPORE: Channel NewsAsia is calling all collectors of heirlooms and old keepsakes to share their collections in the upcoming reality series "Treasure Hunt".
"Treasure Hunt" is a six-part series that will unravel Singapore's history through the things Singaporeans keep in their homes.
The channel is on a nationwide search to uncover these treasures and they could be anything from lampshades, mugs to even old birth certificates.
Singaporeans who have items of historical significance can bring it down to Far East Square. Experts will be there to examine the items.
Among them is renowned local archaeologist Lim Chen Sian, who is one of the hosts of "Treasure Hunt". He will be there to unearth the stories behind every memorabilia.
The registration booth at Far East Square opened at 11am on Friday and members of the public brought in jewellery, sewing machines, and even some family portraits.
Mr Lim said: "My favourite (item) today is when one of the individuals came with his father's national registration card - the predecessor of the IC card or NRIC card. It dates 31st December 1941 and that is a very crucial year for us. That is just a few days after the Japanese invaded Malaya."
The "Treasure Hunters" will also be digging around junkyards, antique shops and offices.
Host Anita Kapoor said: "I've met so many people who have so many interesting things to say about Singapore's history and know for an absolute double-fact that they have lots and lots of memorabilia as well.
"Just today, we met so many people who are just absolutely fascinating, who were telling me things about my city that I would've never known, because I've never lived through it."
The best artefacts will be featured on the show in January next year. They will then be displayed in an exhibition at the National Museum in March.
The hosts of the programme will be at Far East Square on October 12 from 11am to 4pm and they will be on the lookout for memorabilia that can cast some light into our nation's past.