SINGAPORE – Lovers can quickly enrich their journeys down reminiscence lane in two historic districts, with the assistance of an audio tour of Telok Ayer accessible at no cost on Spotify, and tales about that space and Kampong Glam on Instagram.
A group of second-year arts administration college students from Lasalle School of the Arts has put collectively the collection for Instagram for each districts, and the nine-part audio tour of Telok Ayer.
These are the end result of about eight months of labor beneath Venture Rediscover, a Lasalle initiative geared toward spurring college students to uncover historic and up to date tales of heritage districts.
The mission – supported by the City Redevelopment Authority (URA) – was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic after it began final 12 months as deliberate programmes needed to be cancelled according to well being advisories.
A group of 10 college students then added to their seniors’ work on Telok Ayer, by researching and strolling the bottom of the historic district from September final 12 months.
One other group of 5 labored on discovering tales in Kampong Glam, which was not a part of final 12 months’s mission.
They interviewed representatives of group organisations, residents previous and current and different stakeholders to get a way of how the areas have modified over time, in addition to to gather private anecdotes.
From Monday (April 12) until June 11, the scholars will share these tales from each districts on the Instagram account @projectrediscoversg.
In the meantime, the audio tour of Telok Ayer, with the 9 components totalling about 40 minutes, shall be accessible on Spotify from Friday.
The excursions had been put along with the assistance of seven school members, college students and alumni of Lasalle’s performing programme and a first-year arts administration pupil, who had been voice actors, in addition to The Teng Ensemble, a Chinese language music group that helped with musical intermissions.
Professor Adam Knee, dean of the School of Positive Arts, Media and Artistic Industries at Lasalle, stated: “Venture Rediscover is a useful alternative for our college students to increase their studying past the classroom and achieve on-the-ground expertise in creating creative interventions whereas working with communities and different creatives.
“By this collaboration with URA, Lasalle hopes to equip our college students with necessary abilities and networks earlier than they step into the workforce.”
Ms Lovette To, 21, who performed 4 interviews as a part of the group engaged on Kampong Glam, stated she was struck by how deeply-rooted multiculturalism was within the space within the Fifties.
“(A resident) defined to us that regardless of not having English as a standard language then, residents of various races may nonetheless talk with one another via a mixture of languages – Malay, Hokkien, Teochew and varied different dialects,” she stated.
Others like Ms Christine Hee, who led the Telok Ayer Instagram group, stated the interviews with stakeholders helped to complement her group’s understanding of the realm, and contributed nuggets of knowledge that might not be discovered via on-line analysis.
“All these bits of knowledge, despite the fact that it is nearly like an on a regular basis life expertise for the interviewees – they had been so new and attention-grabbing for us,” stated the 22-year-old.