Programmes about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, will be made available on DVD, said MediaCorp on Wednesday (Apr 1), after the media company said it received overwhelming requests to make them available on DVD for purchase.
The programmes were broadcast during the period of National Mourning, following his passing on Mar 23, 2015.
The three-part documentary, Time Nor Tide, was part of a series of special programmes to commemorate Mr Lee’s life and legacy. The series traces Mr Lee’s life and work from the time he entered politics, and includes exclusive archive footage and interviews with local and international personalities.
Special box set editions of Time Nor Tide in English and Mandarin will be available at S$24.90 from Monday, Apr 6, 2015. They will be sold at all Poh Kim Video outlets and POPULAR/CD-RAMA stores. For bulk orders (above 100 copies), members of the public can email [email protected].
A set of these programmes in Malay and Tamil will be available for purchasing two weeks later.
In honour of Mr Lee’s lifetime contributions to the nation, MediaCorp is donating the net proceeds of the first public sale of DVDs to the Community Chest.
The documentaries are also available for viewing online on Toggle, and on Channel NewsAsia’s website.
MediaCorp is also planning to produce other programmes on Mr Lee Kuan Yew on DVD. These include In His Own Words, a six-part series of his key speeches over the years; and Forging A Nation, a compilation of short stories capturing significant moments and issues in Singapore’s history.
These DVDs will be released by end-April 2015. Further information about these titles will be available soon.