This Video That Shows S’pore in 1987 will Show Millennials How Far We’ve Come

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Singapore is always evolving, with new infrastructures sprouting out from the ground every year or so—you can only imagine how different Singapore looked like in the 80s as compared to now.

Well, you don’t have to imagine it, millennials, as there is a video on Youtube that features what was life like in 1987!


Filmed with an old-school camcorder while on a car—you can say it is a makeshift in-car camera—you will get to see in-between moments of what appears to be Orchard Road.

This is the only way for me to know what was life like in the 80s since I am a 90s kid.

At 3 minutes and 24 seconds, the video manages to capture the nostalgia that most of us yearn for.

As you can see, people were allowed to cross the road to reach Tangs.

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Non-AC buses made an appearance as well.

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When was the last time you saw a taxi that looked like this:

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And I think it is safe to say that the people on the video weren’t glued on their phones, just living in the moment, something we all can learn from.

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Netizens’s comments

Most of them were all grateful for the video…

Ah Hock loved Michelle and asked her, ‘Ai stead mai?’ in the 90s. Today, he tried again but would it work? Prepare some tissue paper and watch their love story here:

But this eagle-eyed user saw something we all chose not to see…

Well, sooner than you know it, we will be 30 years into the future, looking back at 2018 as if it was only yesterday.

So, let’s appreciate what we have as it might just slip through our fingers like sand.