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We Made the News!

From the grief of a nation to the grit of its people, We Made the News! looks back at how 50 years of television news has captivated Singaporeans and rallied their hearts and minds.

  • SUN
  • 8:00 PM


Were you there?

Hotel New World

Hotel New World Collapse

The first rescuers on scene were members of the public. Were you a part of them?

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Separation

Separation from Malaysia

Journalists at the news conference eagerly anticipating the news that was to come as a shock to Singapore and its overseas allies.

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MRT

First MRT Wedding Couple

It was double happiness for this couple who timed their big day to coincide with the launch of Singapore’s first mass rapid transit.

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National Service

Making Men out of Boys

Of the first batch of males, 900 were enlisted as full-time NSmen, the rest served part-time in the People’s Defence Force, the Special Constabulary or Vigilante Corps.

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First National Day Parade

First National Day Parade

It was the first large-scale national event held not only to mark the nation’s birthday but to showcase its military might and to foster pride.

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HDB

From Kampong to Estate

Do you remember this lady pulling her flat window shutters in one of the TV programmes?

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SilkAir

SilkAir's Final Flight

Distraught relatives at a mass burial held after the crash. A memorial was later erected near Palembang. The exact cause was never established.

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Esplanade

A Cultural Icon

The crowds watching the opening ceremony of Singapore’s foremost cultural icon. More than 1,300 performers from 22 countries took part.

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SIA

Foiling a Hijack

Minutes before the deadline set by the hijackers, SAF commandoes stormed flight SQ 117 and rescued the remaining 114 passengers and 11 crew members.

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Days of Glory

Days of Glory

The glory days of Singapore football when matches would attract thousands of fans and ecstatic cheers which became known as the ‘Kallang Roar’.

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