Masters of the Sea (TV series)
Masters of the Sea was a 1994 television drama series produced by the Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS), the predecessor of Mediacorp. It was the first full-length English drama series to be produced in Singapore. The series starred Wong Li-Lin, Ng Chin Han, and Aziz Mustajab.
Masters of the Sea was derided by some as "fairly disastrous" and lasted only two seasons, with the second season titled Masters of the Sea: In Troubled Waters. One of the criticisms was that it portrayed an elderly Peranakan woman wearing the wrong costumes and ornaments, and speaking the wrong phrases. However, it was syndicated to Indonesian television, where it was shown localised into Indonesian.
- "TV ENTERTAINMENT IN SINGAPORE" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-22.
The first full English Drama series was MASTERS OF THE SEA which was also shown in Indonesia, albeit redubbed in Bahasa Indonesia...
- Michelle Tay (February 18, 2008). "Leap of love". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
She made her television debut in 1994... as a dewy-eyed veterinarian in TCS' soap serial Masters Of The Sea.[dead link]
- "IWC Portuguese Watch Graces Dark Night Premiere In New York". ViaLuxe. July 23, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
The actor was first introduced to Singapore audiences in 1994, when he appeared in the English-language television drama "Masters of the Sea".[dead link]
- "Oh Man!" (DOC). Retrieved 2008-11-22.
He was also in TCS’s first drama series Masters of the Sea and its second season Masters of the Sea: Troubled Waters...[dead link]
- Richard Lim (December 8, 1996). "Lilin puts grit into 'soft power' of TV's new genre". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
- "THE PERANAKAN ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER" (PDF). November 1994. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
It is quite apparent that one of the aspects of this television production is its disregard for authenticity in Peranakan costume and language.[dead link]
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