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Becoming Singapore

How do Singaporeans look on the past? Eunice Olsen meets those who have found a renewed sense of identity by questioning their own roots.
Becoming Singapore

Becoming Singapore - S1: Episode 2

22 Jan 2019 10:15am
How do Singaporeans look on the past? Eunice Olsen meets those who have found a renewed sense of identity by questioning their own roots.

Becoming Singapore

About the show:

Eunice Olsen explores Singapore’s – and her own – forgotten past. Tracing back hundreds of years, this is an insightful and emotional journey into the faded histories of our ancestors. 

Over two episodes, the series takes us on an evocative journey through Singapore’s landscapes to meet a variety of people with rich and diverse stories to tell. The series reflects that there’s not just one singular Singapore narrative, but a meeting of many tales. 

We explore bustling streets, excavation sites, mangrove swamps and lush green parks, galleries and museums teeming with national treasures, in search of fading stories that reveal where we came from and just how far we’ve come. Eunice takes a bold step into understanding her own roots – and discovers far more than she ever expected. How does her own personal family history mirror that of Singapore’s story? 

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