• Short Summary

    In Singapore June 25, a colourful procession organized by the students of the University of Malaya as part of their Welfare Week, ended in a big row.

  • Description

    1.
    PAN from crowd to students getting ready for procession
    4 ft

    2.
    Girl students on float
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    MLS DITTO
    10 1/2 ft

    4.
    CU Students
    12 ft

    5.
    MLS DITTO
    15 ft

    6.
    MS Students selling "rag"
    18 ft

    7.
    CU White hunter in cooking pot
    21 ft

    8.
    CU "Cannibals" dancer
    22 1/2 ft

    9.
    MLS Apartheid float
    28 ft

    10.
    LS Procession
    31 ft

    11.
    MS Float- Chinese Lion dancers
    38 1/2 ft

    12.
    Medical Queens of floral float
    43 ft

    13.
    MS Vikings float
    50 ft



    Initials TDH/V/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Singapore June 25, a colourful procession organized by the students of the University of Malaya as part of their Welfare Week, ended in a big row.

    A row started when the fabulous floral float of the medical students failed to win first prize.

    Judges awarded first prize to a simple but strikingly original float entered by the undergrads. The float, entitles "Appetite 1900-Apartheid 1960" showed a "White" hunter in a cooking pot, with a group of "Cannibals" doing a tribal dance round him.

    Cost of the floats - M$50 (STG. GBP6) for the Apartheid float, and $220 (GBP26) for the floral one -- was a factor that weighed in favour of the undergrads.

    The 20-float procession was part of students' efforts to collect funds for various charitable organizations in Singapore.

    Immediately after the results were announced, the medical students got together and decided to refuse the second prize. Organizers said their float, made up of more then 100,000 flowers including orchids and marigold with three "Medical Queens" in the centre, was mostly the effort of volunteers. They insisted that the beauty of the floats and not their cost should have been the criterion for picking the winner.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0EN87A2L5PCXE1UTP1TGLC8U
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0EN87A2L5PCXE1UTP1TGLC8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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