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Television has come a long way since it arrived in Singapore in 1963

Published on May 30, 2013 8:55 AM

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.

On his nostalgia blog Good Morning Yesterday, Mr Lam Chun See, 61, notes that there was only one TV set in his kampung. The owner would place it outside his house for all the neighbours to watch.

Mr Lam adds: "Some of us even brought stools to sit in front of his courtyard to watch television right until the time when they played the Majulah Singapura."

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