Lost & Found: Serangoon
produced by Pearlyn Cai & Hoo Kuan Cien
Created by Nabilah Said, Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin, Dr Corrina Bonshek, Ammar "Ameezy", Yong Rong Zhao and Fellow
A voice crackles through the ether.
“Is that you?”
"Sayang? Did you get lost, trying to find me? To find home?"
A crossed wire broadcasts a singular voice from another time to reach our present selves, telling a tale that is both anachronistic and true to life.
Lost & Found: Serangoon is an audio-visual walking trail that begins with a long-lost pet bird, and takes audiences down a winding road uncovering the micro histories and stories of Serangoon and its place names through the ages: from Sa Ranggong to Hwi Yoh, RAF Chia Keng, Ang Sar Li and more.
Fusing original music, narrative and visual imagery, Lost & Found: Serangoon is simultaneously a love letter to the neighbourhood and a journey through a rich and imagined memoryscape, underpinned by historical research and stories of residents past and present. The arts trail focuses on various sites in and around Serangoon North, referencing present-day landmarks such as the chirpily noisy Pet Walk, as well as its lost trades, which included a 50m-long dragon kiln, rope making and tropical fish farming cottage industries that older residents would know of.
Come experience Lost & Found: Serangoon on your own, with friends and family, or join one of the guided tours, to recollect and reimagine the histories and futures of a place that means many things to many people. What will we find? And what gets lost along the way?
The trail will take 1.5 to 2 hours on foot and is recommended for ages 10 and up. Participants are required to bring their own mobile devices and head/earphones.
Come join the search for the elusive ‘Sayang’.
Register for guided trails
About the Artists
Pearlyn Cai is an independent producer and arts consultant who has co-produced works for Esplanade and various platforms.
Hoo Kuan Cien is a multi-faceted producer and arts manager who is presently cultivating a practice in art/performance in public spaces.
is an award-winning playwright whose works deal with minority communities, and dislocations and relocations of histories.
Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin
is a composer whose works reflect her cultural heritage and interests in myths and fantasy.
Dr Corrina Bonshek
is an Australian composer and sound artist inspired by nature and meditation.
creates moving images and street dance from the worlds of the deaf and hearing.
Yong Rong Zhao is a sound designer and audio engineer who delves into uncovering the unseen realms of sound.
Fellow is a design practice and agency centred in arts and culture. Their work expresses a special interest in communicating and curating archival content.
Heritage Consultant: Khoo Ee Hoon
Assistant Producer: Banupriya Ponnarasu