Singapore Film Locations Archive

Pembalasan / Revenge (1951)

Original film title in Malay: Pembalasan
English title: Revenge

Directed by L. Krishnan
Language: Malay
Starring: S. Roomai Noor, Siput Sarawak, Rokiah
Produced by Malay Film Productions (Shaw Bros.)

Film Locations:
Artificial hills at the Alkaff Gardens

 

PEMBALASAN IS A FANTASTICAL PERIOD FILM that relates the story of a charming prince (S. Roomai Noor), his wicked stepmother who turns him into a monkey, his courting of a beautiful princess (Siput Sarawak), his guru who gave him keen advice, and the eventual retribution for the stepmother’s misdeeds. The artificial hills at the Alkaff Gardens off Upper Serangoon Road serve as a film location set for the forests surrounding the prince’s palace in the story.

 

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Film Images:
© 1951 Malay Film Productions
© 2004 Music Valley

Digital Map Source:
Great Britain. Royal Air Force, Singapore photomap, National Library of Australia, MAP G8041.A4 s6 1950. [http://nla.gov.au/nla.map-vn502375]

 

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