• Short Summary

    Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in South East Asia. But to the people's?

  • Description

    1.
    G.V TILT DOWN SUPREME COURT TO SWEEPER.


    2.
    L.V. SWEEPERS WAITING...MAYOR ONG.


    3.
    C.V. MAYOR ONG TALKING AT MIKE.


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    S.V. PEOPLE LISTENING.


    5.
    G.V. CROWD LISTENING.


    6.
    S.V. PEOPLE WATCHING.


    7.
    L.V.TOWARDS MAYOR ONG LEADING PARTY THROUGH STREET.


    8.
    S.V. DITTO.


    9.
    S.V. MAN DISTRIBUTING BRUSHES.


    10.
    S.V. CHILDREN WATCHING.


    11.
    S.V. DISTRIBUTING BRUSHES.


    12.
    L.V. DITTO.


    13.
    S.V. MAYOR ONG LEADING PARTY WITH BRUSHES.


    14.
    S.V MAYOR ONG SWEEPING STREET.


    15.
    C.U. BRUSH SWEEPING.


    16.
    C.U. MAYOR ONG.


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    L.V. PEOPLE SWEEPING STREET.


    18.
    C.U. BRUSHES SWEEPING.


    19.
    L.V. PEOPLE SWEEPING STREET.




    Initials D.C/CW J.H./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in South East Asia. But to the people's action party's leftist Mayor Ong Eng Guan it is not clean enough. Ever since he took over the City Council administration last December, Mayor Ong has been ultra-conscious of the crowd campaign. He loves the microphone and mass movements.

    Early this year he conducted a health movement with mass meetings, multicoloured posters, dances and singing.

    When the enthusiasm for health died down, Mayor proposed a three-phase campaign ...anti-spitting month, anti-litter month to be followed by anti-pest month. Right now the Mayor is busy cleaning up the streets with the help of 2,000 of the city's sweepers. When he started these campaigns a local newspaper said they smacked of Communist movements. Mayor Ong retorted: I learnt these from western countries and not China.

    Whichever country inspired him, Mayor Ong can be sure of full support from his Council Staff, even if public enthusiasm might reach a new low every time he suggests yet another mass campaign.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5E7UYW558DD1A5LQEF069GD6R
    Media URN:
    VLVA5E7UYW558DD1A5LQEF069GD6R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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