• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS PACKED THE SINGAPORE AIRPORT ON THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 27 TO GIVE A ROUSING WELCOME TO THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS PACKED THE SINGAPORE AIRPORT ON THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 27 TO GIVE A ROUSING WELCOME TO THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.LEE YEW AND HIS PARTY, ON THEIR RETURN FROM SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN TOUR.

    DURING THE ONE-MONTH TOUR, THE MALAYSIAN TRUTH MISSION, LED BY PREMIER LEE KUAN YEW, WON THE UNDERSTANDING AND SYMPATHY OF AFRICAN NATIONS FOR MALAYSIA.

    DIGNITARIES WHO WERE GATHERED ON THE TARMAC TO GREET THE MISSION INCLUDED THE CHIEF JUSTICE, CABINET MINISTERS, UNION MINISTERS, UNION LEADERS AND PROMINENT BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

    AS PREMIER LEE KUAN YEW, FOLLOWED BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE MISSION, MADE THEIR WAY TO THE PLATFORM SPECIALLY BUILT FOR THE PURPOSE, A QUEUE OF GARLAND-BEARERS MOUNTED THE DIAS AND HEAPED GARLANDS OF THEM.

    TEAMS OF LION DANCERS, PRANCING AMIDST THE DEEP THROB OF THEIR DRUMS,ENHANCED THE COLOUR OF THE AIRPORT SCENE, ALREADY MADE COLOURFUL BY INNUMERABLE SCROLLS, BANNERS FLAGS CARRIED BY THE WELCOMING CROWD.

    WHEN THE GATHERING DISPERSED, THERE WAS A TRAFFIC JAM, WHICH BROUGHT VEHICLES GOING INTO AND OUT OF THE AIRPORT TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA78S2PKKBVTZQCKONDPNW27DHH
    Media URN:
    VLVA78S2PKKBVTZQCKONDPNW27DHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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