Streaming battle in South-east Asia: Blast from the past for Singapore audiences

Phua Chu Kang is one of the 1990s sitcoms that have returned to TV screens.
Phua Chu Kang is one of the 1990s sitcoms that have returned to TV screens.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES

Popular local television serials from the 1990s, such as Under One Roof and Phua Chu Kang, have returned to TV screens.

Under One Roof, which ran from 1995 to 2003, was the first locally produced English-language sitcom in Singapore while Phua Chu Kang, which ran for a decade from 1997, featured a contractor in yellow boots and permed hair. The character recently appeared in Covid-19 advisories.

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