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End of Empire

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This film tells the harrowing story of the Japanese occupation of Singapore from 1941-45. Archival film as well as fascinating interviews with two historians, Professors A. Jayathurai and Brian Farrell relate the tragedy of this important theater of war. But it is the story of Alexander Cockburn a young Scotsman who had recently signed on for a four-year stint as a pharmacist in the bustling colonial city that gives the dramatic history a personal dimension. Instead of enjoying a brilliant career in Singapore, Cockburn witnessed its swift and violent end, as well as the symbolic end of the British Empire. In the 1930s it was widely believed that Singapore was an impregnable fortress. When the well-trained and equipped Japanese invaded Northern Malaya in 1941, shortly after Pearl Harb [...]
Online
2002
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Singapore-Malaysia: The Lion and the Tiger

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The Johore Strait separates the highly prosperous city-state of Singapore from the rapidly developing economic "tiger" of Malaysia. As the film illustrates, they are nevertheless extremely interdependent. Johore Barhu, the second largest city in Malaysia, changed radically at the beginning of the 1980 s when its growth was stimulated by Singapore s expansion. Thousands of Malaysians streamed in from the provinces like Zacaria Bin Samion who moved to Johore Barhu with his family so he could work in construction. Noriah Tahir is among the 25,000 Malaysian workers who cross the border into Singapore every day. She started out as a simple factory worker in an electronics factory and today is a skilled worker in charge of quality control for microprocessors, earning three times what she w [...]
Online
2006
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Fall of Singapore

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1996; 1963
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Singapore [electronic resource]: Industrialization and Migration

A hub of trade for centuries, Singapore is now an economic powerhouse. This program explores factors that have enabled Singapore to thrive, including its location, its high-tech labor force, and its wide variety of cultural groups and nationalities. Interviews with the deputy manager of the nation's port, conversations with citizens from a spectrum of ethnic backgrounds, and colorful displays of traditional Malay dance and dress reflect Singapore's balance of indigenous and immigrant influences.
Online
2005; 2002
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That's the Way I Like It

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Disco hits Singapore. Hock, an ordinary underachiever, discovers disco when his favorite kung fu movie is replaced by a low-budget "Saturday Night Fever" knockoff.
DVD
2000; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Five fifteen-year-old boys in Singapore search for experiences, which at times are even physically painful. They are on the fringe of society and they look to misfits and outsiders for answers to many of life's questions.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Take a Lesson From Singapore

Singapore has transformed its public school system to one that consistently produces some of the world's best students. Its students are driven to succeed and teaching is the most desired profession within the country. Learn the secrets behind their success and how America might incorporate the methodology on this episode of Dan Rather Reports.
Online
2016; 2011