Still behind, four decades on
After 46 years of regulated existence, Singaporean film producers are finding it tough to think of marketable fresh initiatives. There are times when they take the easy way out.
WHEN I first arrived to work in Hong Kong, I gained the early impression that it was at least 10 years ahead of Singapore in television and films.
More than that, the people – the majority non-English speaking – seemed miles ahead of us in modern fashion design, music and performing arts, both eastern and western.
That was in 1973, before the arrival of Jurassic Park or the computer chip. The two cities were tough rivals in everything they did.