Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Singapore 22.11.2013 - 50th anniversary of TV in Singapore.

At 6pm sharp on Feb 15, 1963, a picture of the Singapore flag fluttering in the breeze appeared on more than 2,400 television sets around Singapore. For the thousands more gathered around these magic boxes for the momentous occasion, it must have been a sight to set their hearts fluttering as well.
Television had arrived in Singapore.

2013 marked the 50th anniversary of  TV in Singapore.
The first person to appear on screen was then Minister of Culture S. Rajaratnam, and he said with prescience:

"Tonight might well mark the start of a social and cultural revolution in our lives."

To celebrate TV broadcasting’s golden jubilee, SingPost released a stamp issue featuring Singapore’s TV journey over the last 50 years. Called 50 years of TV, this colourfully-illustrated set of five stamps showcases and chronicles the development of Singapore’s TV broadcasting landscape in the last 50 years. The stamps come in five denominations - 1stLocal, S$0.50, S$0.65, S$0.80 and S$1.10. 

Thanks a lot Shashi. 

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