UK FILM EXECUTIVE SAYS SINGAPORE IS ENGLISHTOWN, NEEDS CHINESE SIGNS TO BE MORE AUTHENTIC

Dear A.S.S. Editor

There is a report on CNA today about a British TV drama having some scenes filmed in Singapore to be digitally altered, as the footage seems like the filming was done in Manchester instead. According to the report, the executive of the film company was cited in a report by British magazine Radio Times on Feb 10 saying that the cast and crew of ITV’s Cold Feet had spent some time filming in Singapore for the most recent series of Cold Feet

However, when they returned from filming, what was shot was considered not authentic enough because the crew had filmed scenes in what was described as Singapore’s “Englishtown”. This guy, Daniel Mark Millar, even was quoted as saying that London has Chinatown, Singapore has Englishtown, hence the same look they had to Manchester. And to make Singapore feel like Singapore, they are tasked with adding authenticity to the scenes, by changing English signs to Chinese, adding specific buildings into the background and removing British tourists.

Hello! We are Singapore! Not some China city. Why need Chinese signs? And Englishtown? You think so highly of yourselves ah? That we want to copy your buildings and look to become an English town?
I think this fella needs schooling on Singapore.

Daud Othman

A.S.S. Contributor

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