Friday, September 08, 2017

Duncan Watt: Singapore's Favorite Newscaster 80's

Duncan Watt had passed away at 74 years young.  From the 80's to the 90's, i.e. for about 16 years, he was the favourite broadcaster, reading the news on Channel 5 at Singapore's television station, SBC. With typical BBC familiarity, Watt presented the daily grind, prime time at nine on an Asian network.

He worked in the British Council until he retired in 1992.  Also a writer, Watt wrote a 20 book series about the Wallace Boys.

He hosted another programme on radio under the Symphony 92.4 banner, playing light classical music until about 2004. His own favourite composer was Ivor Novello.

A serious back packer he had gone round the world and went to 80 countries. He fell in love with Singapore when he visited it in 1969 and decided to make this island his home in 1976.

RIP Duncan Watt.

Information from ST Lifestyle (edited) 9 September 2017.
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FL said...

It is sad to hear that Mr Duncan Watt left us. He was a familiar newscaster and a household name during his years with SBC. I found him very relaxed when reading the news, slow but steady. I can still recall that he always showed a smiling face when he had done with the news on TV. May his soul rest in peace.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks, FL. The only comment about Mr. Watt. This one will go a long way because you remember the little details many of us forget.

Appreciate your filling-in-the-blanks all these years.