Revealing the Invisible

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Speak of Singapore and the image of a clean, corruption-free country springs to mind. But Singapore before the 1980s was a very different place.
Among its more sensational tourist hangouts was Bugis Street, which became internationally known for its notorious nightlife. The highlight was its population of male-to-female transgender sex workers.
However, in the 1980s, the Government moved in and the girls had to move out. They lost a community they could rely on and a place they could call home. Today, the transgender population struggles to survive in modern Singapore.
REVEALING THE INVISIBLE explores the challenges they face to gain acceptance in a fast-changing world.

Director Vishali Panch
Location Singapore
Duration 28 min.
Genre Human Interest / Social / Society
Air Date (JST) Monday, April 25, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016 *rerun

About Director

Vishali Panch

Vishali Panch


Vishali is a graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Diploma in Mass Communications) and has a BFA in Creative Producing from Chapman University, Singapore.
She has been producing and directing for the past 15 years and has worked on a range of genres from docu-drama, travelogues and info-ed series.
At The Moving Visuals Co. Vishali produced and directed ‘Undercover Happiness’ Season 1 and 2 for the local broadcaster, which won the hearts of many Singaporean audiences and received numerous positive feedback.
Her other works includes highest rated travelogue series 'Cantik Detektif' for Mediacorp Suria.
In 2014, she produced “Chained Insanity”, a documentary on Bali’s mentally ill for Channel NewsAsia. This was recognised as a Finalist in the Social Issues category at the New York Festivals.


2012 Undercover Happiness Season 1 (Director/ Producer)
2013 Undercover Happiness Season 2 (Director/ Producer)
2013 Secret Singapore Season 1 (Director/ Producer)
2014 Secret Singapore Season 2 (Director/ Producer)
2014 Chained Insanity (Director/ Producer)
2014 Cantik Detektif Season 1 (Director/ Producer/ Concept)
2015 Throwback: Balik Kampong (Director/ Producer)
2015 Mission Restorable (Director/ Producer)
2015 Big Food (Director/ Producer)

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