The Singapore Grip: Where is the ITV drama filmed?
The Singapore Grip on ITV has proved popular with viewers during recent weeks. While many are loving the cast, story, and wondering about THAT ambiguous title, we can't help but marvel at the scenery in the show. The six-part series, based on the 1978 novel of the same name by JG Farrell, is set in Singapore between 1941 and 1942.
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The drama explores and satirises colonial society at the time in the run-up to the Japanese invasion. But where was it filmed?
The ITV drama is based on the novel of the same thing
Despite the title, the show was not actually filmed in Singapore. The majority of the drama was filmed in Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia. Producer Farah Abushwesha told press: "I don't think anywhere else in the region would [work].
"Singapore is now so built up. It's a tiny island and they have used every available space. They have even built into the sea.
"A lot of the old structures featured in the original novel like Beach Road are now several kilometres inland, so you wouldn't be able to film what we've been able to in Malaysia."
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