series “The Fish Eye Project”
Periscope Media Company Limted and Michael Lim will be undertaking an ambitious documentary project
titled, “The Fish Eye Project” which will consist
of a series of six documentaries.
The project is divided into four sectors;
1. The East Coast of West Malaysia Sector
2. The West Coast of West Malaysia Sector
3. The East Malaysia Sector and
4. The Southern Java Indonesia Sector
Fish Eye has also recruited a team of highly
trained divers and experts to lead the expeditions. This is
to ensure that the high standards and professional quality
of the planned expeditions and documentaries are maintained.
The project leader, Michael Lim has started
research and work in 1993, many of his expeditions has been
published in newspaper, magazines, TV News and even a one
year exhibition in the Singapore History Museum.
All documentaries will have a different approach
to their subject matter. However in most programs the content
will cover the element of History, Science, Biology, Ecology,
Adventure and Mystery.
The filming will start from the 14th of August
2003 and will be complete by the end of December 2012. The
final product is expected to reach the market by June 2013.
Brief description of series
The Empress of Asia
Once a luxurious Canadian Pacific
passenger liner, the Empress of Asia was commissioned as a
troop carrier in both WWI and WWII. She sank in Singapore
during WWII. This documentary will trace her glamorous past
till her eventual sinking in 1942. The recent salvage operation
for artifacts will also be highlighted.
The Quest for Truth
In the secret and silent world of the world’s submarine
services, the elusive K17 was one of the Dutch submarines
guarding the stretches of seas of Malaya and Indonesia during
WWII. How did the K17 eventual eventually become part of the
seabed of South East Asia remains a mystery. In the novel
“Operation JB”, the author Christopher Creighton
made a claim that the K17 knew of the Japanese fleet going
to attack Pearl Harbour but the information was suppressed
to force American’s entry into the war. It is even suggested
that the K17 and its crew were eliminated deliberately to
cover this conspiracy act.
Prisoners and Warriors of
In this documentary the team will try to unravel the secrets
surrounding the sinking of the Japanese prisoner of war vessel
in 1943 by an American submarine, the USS Hammerhead.
What happened acutely on the 15th of May and what happened
with their crews and prisoners.
This documentary will also trace the event that leads to the
sinking of the majestic Japanese cruiser, Haguro. In the early
hours of 16 May 1945 five British destroyers while conducting
an operation to evacuate the Andaman Islands, in the eastern
Bay of Bengal, intercepted her.
Haguro was hit by three torpedoes and sunk, with the loss
of about three-quarters of her crew of some 1200 officers
The Ultimate Disaster
This documentary will take us to the Sunda Straits in Indonesia
where the ABDA (American, British, Dutch and Australian) Mission
during WWII became the ultimate disaster for all four countries
when all their vessels was cornered and sunk by the Japanese.
What went wrong? Famous ships including the USS Houston and
the HMAS Perth went down to their watery grave here.
Sinking the Unsinkable
This documentary will trace the events leading to the sinking
of the two famous unsinkable ships, the HMS Repulse and the
Prince of Wales. A series of mysterious events led to many
unresolved puzzles over their shocking tragic destiny. The
team will hope to find answers to how these two ships could
be taken down in such a relatively short time and was there
anything that could have been done to prevent their sinking.
Yellow Coal of the
This episode takes us on an investigative journey underwater
into Yamashita’s Gold legend. It is believed that he
ordered many of his naval vessel loaded with his loot consisting
of gold and other treasures from Malaysia and Indonesia to
the Philippines. Many of these vessels never made it. They
remain in their watery graves, forgotten until now.