The Kallang Wave: The Shortfall of Our Passion and the Future of Our Pride

This film about the state of national football in Singapore develops via interviews with a diverse range of stakeholders – coaches, national football players, sports administrators, professors, football club managers, fans and newspaper editors – who offer their views on the challenges and issues that bear upon the sport locally.

  • Director: Hanafi Ramdam, Yanfeng Lee
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2008-D-1187
  • Subtitles: -
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Producer: Zayed bin Abdul Aziz Talib, Muhd Fairil bin Sugang
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

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  • Directors of Photography - Jaron Chan, Yanfeng Lee
  • Sound Recording - Hanafi Ramdan
  • Research - Mark Ng Kian Boon, Lissa Binte Johari
  • Writer/Narrator - Daniel Yap
  • Editor - Mark Ng Kian Boon
  • Voice-over Artists - Sabrina Yazid, Daniel Yap
  • Original Soundtrack - Hanafi Ramdan
  • Oud Solos - Ismahairic Putra Ishak
  • Marketing & Publicity - Catherine Tan Bee Ling


  • Subject Matter - Sports, Football, Soccer, Kallang Wave, Money, Indifference, Apathy, Materialism, Discipline
  • People - Sporting Heroes, Lions
  • Places - National Stadium, Kallang Stadium, Football Club Stadium
  • Competitions - Malaysian Cup, Tiger Cup, Malaya Cup
  • Organisations - Association of Singapore, S-League, Sports School
  • Themes - Independence, Nation-Building, Criticism, Spectatorship, Competition, Passion
  • Personalities - Fandi Ahmad

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