A Television (TV) World once existed at the end of Tuas, formerly used by the Television Corporation Of Singapore (TCS) in the nineties as the production venue of local period dramas. It occupied a land size of about four football fields, and was constructed in 1990 to look like Singapore of the fifties and sixties. Inside the premises, there were buildings that resemble old cinema, railway station, fire station, church, mansions and traditional shophouses. Three main streets run around the buildings, and a man-made river was also built for filming purposes.
At the TV World, the TCS would produce many memorable Chinese melodramas for Channel 8, including:
- Strange Encounters 3 奇缘3 (1995)
- Tofu Street 豆腐街 (1996)
- The Price Of Peace 和平的代价 (1997)
- Wok Of Life 福满人间 (1999)
- Hainan Kopi Tales 琼园咖啡香 (2000)
The TV World was given up after TCS was restructured into Mediacorp in 2001. The production of local period dramas were also reduced in the 2000s, and were filmed, if required, at the Caldecott Broadcast Centre, Malaysia or China. After its closure, the TV World premises was taken over by the Singapore Police Force as their Tactical Training Village for special forces.
Read more about the TV World at Singapore Trivia: A TV World at Tuas.
Published: 20 August 2016
Does this place still look the same?
How do I get there?
It’s about 500m walking distance away from Tuas Link MRT Station
Update: Tuas TV World is still standing but is very dilapidated. Entry is forbidden with 2 cameras from the front, as well as a rotation shift of workers in and out of the place (they have started setting up new signage and moving in bags of cement).
There is also the Tang Dynasty