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Tour Around Film Locations in Singapore

By Freddy  /  04 Jan 2017 (Wednesday)

Film still from 'Saint Jack' (1979), a film featured in the programme. Image credit: New Horizons Picture Corp.

Local films aside, how many films did you know feature Singapore? Some recent examples that came to mind include ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ (2015) and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ (2016). However, it turns out that various films all over the world has been shot in Singapore since decades ago.

As part of the Singapore Art Week 2017, Asian Film Archive organises ‘State of Motion 2017: Through Stranger Eyes’. The programme includes a roving bus tour of five film locations in Singapore, film screenings, exhibition and talks.

Film still from 'Ring of Fury' (1973), a film featured in the programme. Image credit: Peter Chong.

The locations include Labrador Park as the location of local martial arts film ‘Ring of Fury’ (1973), old Bugis Street as the setting of Hollywood film ‘Saint Jack’ (1979), and Golden Mile Complex featured in Japanese documentary ‘In Search of Unreturned Soldiers in Malaysia’ (1971).

(Find the full list of locations and the bus tour schedule here)

Five films featuring those locations are also being screened for free. You can register for the screenings or other free public programmes here.

(Here is the full list of films)
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