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Old Places + Old Romances @ the Library

What Old Places and Old Romances are local directors Royston Tan, Victric Thng and Eva Tang's tribute to those places that are oft-forgotten, yet almost familiar before they are lost forever. The double bill screenings will be preceded by 4 short documentary films inspired by the theme of 'Old Places', made by students from NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communications.
When 13 October 2013 (Sunday), 2 - 5pm
Where Woodlands Regional Library
900 South Woodlands Drive Woodlands Civic Centre, #01-03 Singapore 730900

Free admission for general public


Old Romances

67 min / Directed by Royston Tan, Victric Thng and Eva Tang 

“Old places are like old lovers to me, you never forget them” – Royston Tan

There is romance in every corner we turn. In this sequel to the documentary, Old Places, Old Romances takes us on a journey to experience Singapore through the collective voices of ordinary Singaporeans.Through their voices, we hear personal stories from members of the public who shared their anecdotes on radio. Everyday spaces come alive with these special memories, which are bonded forever with these places.

Old Romances is a journal of love letters to places that we grew up with.   

Old Places

77 min / Directed by Royston Tan, Victric Thng and Eva Tang

 “I want to archive these places before they are lost forever.” – Royston Tan

Old Places shows us oft-forgotten, yet almost immediately familiar, areas in Singapore through the eyes of ordinary people. Prior to the production, members of the public were invited to call in to the radio to recount their significant memories of places in Singapore - places that will soon disappear or be redeveloped.  

These personal stories come alive through the callers' narration and the stunning visuals that capture the nostalgia and hidden beauty of the places. Re-discover Singapore and journey to places like a playground in Toa Payoh, a barbershop at Commonwealth Avenue, Capitol cinema, and an unassuming bakery in Whampoa. Old Places celebrates personal stories of joy, love or loss, and weaves it into a tapestry of memories amounting to a collective and yet typical story of life in Singapore.


NTU WKWSCI student short films :

人情位: Place For Community by Eunice Tan, Amrit Kaur, Calvin Lim, Eugenia Siah & Magnus Pang

Old Places: Sungei Road Thieves Market by Sze Qian Hui, Christine Wu, Joyce Ong, Chow Xin Ying, Tan Han Sheng

Remembering Ubin by Eunice Lim, Gerlynn Chan, Don Ang Meng Hui, Ryan Tan, Jolene Ng

Replay  by Katherine Tan, Clarisse Tan, Kok Shi Ying, Sivanangai Thirumeni, Vanathy Chozha Nathan