Music and Drama Company (MDC) began as the Singapore Armed Forces Music & Drama Company (SAF MDC) in 1973, and was formed by then Minister of Defence Dr Goh Keng Swee as a vehicle to boost the morale of soldiers and spread national education messages through live music, and song and dance performances. SAF MDC kept the troops entertained and slowly earned recognition as the public face of the SAF through public performances and collaborations with the then Radio and Television Singapore.


In 1992, SAF MDC was enhanced by the formation of the Musical Group, which comprised the SAF Chamber Ensemble, the SAF Chinese Orchestra and SAF Choir. With an expanded repertoire, these new additions allowed SAF MDC to better meet the needs of a rapidly growing clientele, with performances at the President’s Reception at the Istana, the ASEAN conferences, national events like the National Day Parade and Chingay.


Today, MDC reaches out to an even wider audience than before, entertaining all with the same boundless enthusiasm and exceptional standard of performance.

We bring the entertainment. We tell the story.

So Drama! Entertainment (previously SAFRA Radio) is a Singapore media company that brings you quality content and entertainment out of our passion for our nation. In our portfolio are four established brands – 88.3JIA, Music & Drama Company, PIONEER and POWER 98 – into which we inject fun and creativity, always. Take the journey with us and be part of our story!