TV Documentary


Program Name:Days of Disaster - Bukit Ho Swee
Country/Territory:Singapore
Duration:49(min)×1(Episode)


  • Introduction
“Days of Disaster” is a documentary series that charts five landmark catastrophes that shaped modern Singapore. The terrifying hijack of flight SQ117, the gigantic village fire at Bukit Ho Swee, the deadly oil tanker explosion aboard ST Spyros, the shocking collapse of Hotel New World and the decades-long battle against monsoon mega-floods are all brought vividly to life through immersive visual effects & CGI, dramatic reconstructions, extensive archive visuals and exclusive eyewitness accounts – many told for the very first time. A terrifying inferno rips through kampongs around Bukit Ho Swee on 25 May 1961, spreading with horrifying speed, baffling onlookers and destroying the homes of nearly 16,000 people. Through multiple eyewitness testimonies and stunning visual effects, the episode brings to life the Bukit Ho Swee fire of 1961 – Singapore’s worst fire to date. The documentary will reveal the inferno’s path of destruction through eyewitness testimonies and fire experts with insights on its cause and spread.
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Participating Company (Full name): Country/Territory:Singapore
Programme Title:Days of Disaster - Bukit Ho Swee Programme Category:
Length of Programme:( 49 )Min( 00 )Sec ×( 1 )Episode First Broadcasting Date:2015-02-08
Broadcaster:Mediacorp Pte Ltd, Channel NewsAsia Name:Han Chuan Quee
Director:Chong Yew Meng Scriptwriter:Chong Yew Meng
Cameraman:Rosli Semedri
Previous Awards :- Producer:Chong Yew Meng