Singapore Standard Time

This is a documentary that explores the ways speed has taken root in Singaporean culture, Driven by an ethos of efficiency and instant gratification, we have taken speed to unique heights, from setting the world record for the world’s fastest SMS text message, to the patented 20-minute facelft. Could this culture of speed that Singaporeans are so accustomed to be a sign of something more?

  • Director: Joycelyn Khoo, Serene Ng
  • Runtime: 25m47s
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2006-D-0217
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Producer: Lo Hwei Shan
  • Language: English, Mandarin
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

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  • Scriptwriter - Lo Hwei Shan
  • Director of Photography - Joycelyn Khoo
  • Second Camera / Gaffer - Lo Hwei Shan
  • Sound Recordist - Loo Pei Yi
  • Location Manager / Editor - Joycelyn Khoo
  • Transportation - Loo Pei Yi, Lo Hwei Shan
  • Audio Post-production - Billy Tan, Serene Ng
  • Graphic Designer - Cheryl Lee
  • Opening Animation - Crashtest Theory
  • Production Accountants - Lo Hwei Shan, Serene Ng
  • Publicity - Loo Pei Yi
  • Production Photographer - Lo Hwei Shan
  • Interviewers - Serene Ng, Lo Hwei Shan


  • Landmarks - Singapore Changi Airport Control Tower, Singapore Botanic Garden, Orchard Road, Esplanade
  • Places - Parks, Hawker centres, Supermarket
  • Personalities - Dr Wee Yeow Chin, Terry Tan, Bill Chang, Dr Woffles Wu, Ivan Heng
  • Occupations - Botanist, Aquarium owner, Cosmetic Surgeon
  • Themes - Time, Instant Gratification, Romance, Beauty Lifestyle, Cultural Imports, Social Engineering
  • Technology - Microwave oven, Vaccum packaging, Mobile phones SMSes
  • Food - Instant packaged food, Chicken rice
  • Animals - Luohan fish, Aquarium pet fish
  • Events - World Record SMS Competition, Speed Dating
  • Medical - Non-surgical Facelift, Woffles Facelift

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