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Singapore as an Open City

By meWATCH Published: 21 May 2020 Audio: English

J.M. Jumabhoy served as the Minister for Commerce and Industry from 1956 to 1959, and was a minister in the Labour Front government, Singapore’s first elected government. In this clip, he talks about a futuristic idea David Marshall had conceptualised, of Singapore being an open city, one where people from all around the world congregated for large-scale conventions, trade, and international discussions. At that time, it was an idea that was ridiculed, but today, we see that it has materialised. For more archival materials from the National Archives of Singapore and Oral History Centre, please visit www.nas.gov.sg/archives online/oral_history_interviews/.

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