Netflix brings back Singapore’s TV classics ahead of National Day

At left, the casts of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd and The Noose, at right. Photos: IMDb
At left, the casts of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd and The Noose, at right. Photos: IMDb

Gear up for National Day next week by bingeing on Singaporean television classics like Phua Chu Kang and The Noose when they appear on Netflix. 

The video streaming service today announced a lineup of 100 local shows slated to appear on the platform over the coming months in celebration of the city-state’s independence on Aug. 9. 

The lineup also includes Singaporean films like horror-flick The Maid and comedies I Not Stupid and Just Follow Law.  

“So…we decided to get our SG pride on a little early,” Netflix wrote in its announcement. 

Other shows to look out for include family dramas Singapore Dreaming and Homerun. These are among the 39 shows that will be released on Saturday.

The next slate of shows include Chinese-language comedy Liang Po Po: The Movie, one of Singapore’s longest running television shows Growing Up, as well as the greatest hits from TV sitcom Phua Chu Kang Ltd

Other nostalgic gems include iconic TV sitcom Under One Roof and satire news series The Noose.

The upcoming shows will join the more than 20 English- and Chinese-language Singapore films and television series that are already on the platform, such as the critically acclaimed drama The Little Nonya, comedy Ah Boys to Men and the Netflix Original docuseries Singapore Social that was mocked for its inauthenticity.  

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