Old Places


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.

Check out the other films in this series – Old Romances and Old Friends.

SKU: 3016 Categories: ,
DIRECTORS Royston Tan, Eva Tang and Victric Thng
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2010
GENRE Documentary
DURATION 77 mins
LANGUAGE Various languages with English subtitles
DVD FEATURES Behind the Scenes interviews with the filmmakers
AWARDS & FESTIVALS Luang Prabang Film Festival

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