SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY'S POP MUSIC INFLUENCE: ON THE MUSIC N MEMORY TRAIL IS MY OWN BLOG N ROLL PROJECT. NOSTALGIA IS PERSONAL HISTORY N PICTURES TELL STORIES. POP MUSIC NOT PILLS. ANDY YOUNG. (November, 2008). IT'S DONE WITH MUCH TIME AND LOVE.


'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.

'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.
A previous neighbour from the 60's talks about 'Clair' and Carnaby Street. CLIK PIX TO READ.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Part I "Treasure Hunt" - Backstage With Channel News Asia's Latest Documentary



1. The Television Series:
Treasure Hunt is a six-part series that will unravel Singapore’s history through the things we keep in our homes. Our two Treasure Hunters (hosts Anita Kapoor and archaeologist Lim Chen Sian) are on a search to uncover treasures. 
Hosts Anita Kapoor and Lim Chen Sian.
Chen and Anita will travel the length and breadth of the island – visiting ordinary people at home, antique shops, junk yards, archives, shops and offices – all in the hopes of unearthing things of national heritage. Their challenge is to put together The People’s Collection, an assembly of objects to fill the concourse at the National Museum of Singapore and tell a very personal history of our island.
Screen grab: Treasure Hunt with Chen Sian, Andy and Anita.
 2. The Museum Exhibition:
Following the telecast of the documentary series, a special exhibition (a collaboration between the National Museum and Media Corp Private Ltd/Channel News Asia) centers on the idea that here is a little bit of history in all our homes, and involves a call to Singaporeans to bring out the objects that they hold dear. 
Vika Arliany experienced producer for Treasure Hunt.
 The items showcased in the documentary, ranging from intricate memorabilia to the cherished heirlooms of individuals, families, collectors and institutions across the country, will be presented at the National Museum of Singapore as part of a special exhibition highlighting our collective heritage. 


















Featuring the personal stories behind each of these objects and their collectors, this exhibition is a testament to how everyday items, which may otherwise be left unappreciated, could be significant to understanding one’s heritage. 
  
3. Behind The Scene:
My contribution of  local Extended Play vinyl records for the People's Collection is negligible but I thought it would help to make others, especially youth,  appreciate our golden age of music in the 1960s. Local bands like The Silver Strings, Trailers and the songs they recorded on vinyls have been discussed.


Vika Arliany:
The people behind the scene that I met before and during the filming included Vika Arliany, the producer who came to my home to meet me and select the records. She's a joy to chat with, an experienced lady with some years of producing documentaries.

Lim Chen Sian and Anita Kapoor:
 Chen Sian is fun-lovingly serious.  He's got a tightly filled roomful of books piled up from floor to ceiling.  Even fanned me during a warm afternoon shoot. Sweet, enthusiastic Anita is always asking questions. And boy, does she know her stuff.  Great hosts!

Rebecca Wai and Ooi Kim Keat:
Youthful and cool Rebecca Wai (above left), armed with a large camera, made sure we were comfortable during the shoots, helpful and cheerful throughout.  Then there's cinematographer, Mr Ooi Kim Keat (hidden behind the video-cam, left) with his angles, focused shots and close-ups. 

Tan Teng Teng:
Only met historian, Ms Tan Teng Teng (with fountain, above right) a few days ago to provide her the vinyl records for the exhibition of which she is in charge.  A very informative lady she is. She had to tabulate, insure, pick, deliver, sort out, arrange and display these very expensive personal treasures.  

@ The National Museum Stamford Road.
 Debra Chong:
Last but not least (she's the first actually), there's quietly pleasant Debra Chong (left), research writer, who contacted me through this blog earlier, introducing and  inviting me to participate in this project.  I got to talking. She's an intelligent listener and that started the record spinning...

 Article in Part 1 from
CNA Website.
Images from Media Corp/Channel News Asia and private collection of Rebecca Wai, Tan Teng Teng and blogger.

8 comments:

INFORMATION said...

Debra Chong graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Bachelor of Communication Studies. She majored in electronic broadcast media and also has a minor in English Literature.

From the year 2007 to the present, Debra’s research and writing credits include a wide variety of genres; ranging from lifestyle and info-tainment to documentaries and children’s programmes.

Currently working as a freelance writer, some of her recent projects include Art Reborn and Artographer, aired on okto channel.

JAKARTA POST said...

Born in Mumbai, India, nearly 40 years ago, Anita has made Singapore her home since 1978, developing her interests in many things, from food to travel and history.

She admitted that she was not fully aware where her passion would lead her, but was grateful for her decision to take the path that she is now on.

“I always wanted to do something that was creative and I knew that I would always love doing something with people.” she says.

Today, Anita has her own TV shows, is an editor and writer for prestigious magazines and newspapers and has also taken her chance as voice-over artist – all in between hosting high-end events.

Anita used to work as an editor at Elle magazine when one day, she decided to join the Discovery Travel and Adventure channel’s search for a Singapore host in 2003...

INFORMATION said...

Extract from Institute of South East Asian Studies Website:

Mr. Lim Chen Sian
Boston University (B.A.), National University of Singapore (M.A. by Research)

Position(s)
Visiting Fellow, Archaeology Unit, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Center, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Lim Chen Sian majored in Archaeology and Finance at Boston University and obtained his MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a familiar face in the local heritage scene and is involved in archaeological and heritage related work in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Egypt. Previously, he was head of the Research & Education Section at the Preservation of Monuments Board, and a Visiting Research Affiliate with Asia Research Institute NUS. He is currently also a Visiting Affiliate with the Southeast Asian Studies Programme NUS.

His interests include the archaeology of colonial period (post-European contact) in Southeast Asia; material culture trends over the past millennium; settlement development; archaeological legislation; and public archaeology.

Some of his recent projects include the excavations at the National Art Gallery Singapore; Banten Lama West Java; Kota Rentang Sumatra; Cot Me Aceh; Fort Serapong Singapore; and the Sentosa Integrated Resort Singapore.

Andy Lim* said...

The above profiles have either been taken from sources published on the Internet or elsewhere. I am trying to get profiles of the other members featured but it may take some time.

INFORMATION said...

According to her Facebook, true blue Singaporean Tan Teng Teng is a consultant in a company called, Art Logica. She has a Bachelor's degree in Arts from the National University of Singapore and studied at Victoria Junior College and Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School previously. She also has an MA in Southeast Asian Studies since she had always loved History since secondary school days.

She is now an Art and History consultant with a "two pronged approach". 1) She conducts primary research for historical topics and, 2) is adviser on art and heritage collections.

PATRICK CHAN said...

TREASURE HUNT 60s PERIOD

Hey Andy, I jus saw u on Tv. Good show,u did a great service to d music scene of d generation 60s. U r d right person to discourse on that golden era.

Andy Lim* said...

Thanks Pat for the kind words. We all try to introduce the 60s, especially to the young 'uns.

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