Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Seletar Robbery

Seletar Robbery is a 90-minute Singaporean action drama produced by Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1982.


Three thugs, Zhao, Soon and Chai, rob an employee of a construction company of the workers' payroll, just withdrawn from bank. The police is alerted by an electrician who had witnessed the robbery. The robbers are about to escape when the police arrive. Starring Lim Sin Ming as Inspector Kao, Huang Wenyong as Chen, Chin Chi Kang as Chai, Richard Wong as Zhao and Tan Tian Song as Soon. The insane man in the opening scene is played by David Kwok.


Although it has only one episode, and there were earlier Chinese Language productions, Seletar Robbery is considered by MediaCorp to be the first locally produced Chinese Language television drama series, and Its first airing date- 24 July 1982- is considered by SBC and its modern incarnation MediaCorp TV as the birth of local Mandarin Chinese drama production.

In 2007, MediaCorp marked its 25 years of Chinese television drama production by producing , which had a storyline commencing in 1982, the same year the Seletar Robbery was first aired. It showed clips of this series being watched by the characters of The Golden Path on television, along with some scenes borrowed from the original series.

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