Screen time kicks off in 1963

A crowd gathering outside the Victoria Theatre on Feb 15, 1963, to watch the inauguration of Television Singapura's pilot. The first person to appear on the screen was Singapore's Minister for Culture, Mr S. Rajaratnam.

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This photograph is part of The National Museum of Singapore's exhibition entitled Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s To The Present in collaboration with The Straits Times.

Showcasing photographs and artefacts as well as audio-visual footage, sounds, scents and special digital features, Home, Truly explores the moments and experiences in Singapore's past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people.

The exhibition at the Exhibition Gallery of the museum's basement level runs till Aug 29 this year. Admission is free. Go to

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