When we all grew up, don’t we all fondly look back in time, to the days when you were a young child, a teenager or as a young adult? What do you recall from your growing up days? What do you miss most? Were there anything that you would hang on dearly to your heart and soul, deeply entrenched in your memories, photographs or collection?
Photo courtesy of Royston Tan and National Heritage Board
When Royston Tan produced his first work, Old Places, his beautiful brought me back in time, to my childhood days, reminiscing those carefree days of fun, laughter, play and being stress free. His awesome production inspired to embark on my own personal exploration in covering, photographing and documenting Old Places in Singapore. Although I haven’t completed covering and photographing all of them, it brought me into a new dimension of my photography and writing, on heritage, history, preservation and conservation. Here’s my photography collection of the Old Places that I documented and covered. This new area of exploration, rediscovery, photography and documenting opened me up to photographing with a higher purpose.
Today, there is a second edition, known as Old Romances 《老情人》. What is all about?
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
Photo Courtesy of Royston Tan and National Heritage Board
“Old places are like old lovers to me, you never forget them.” – Royston Tan
Old Romances will be coming to you this Saturday 15th December 2012 and Sunday 16th December 2012, here are the details
15 December 2012, Saturday
2.30pm: Old Romances followed by Q&A
16 December 2012, Sunday
2.30pm: Old Places followed by Q&A
4.30pm: Old Romances followed by Q&A
DVDs of the films will be on sale on both days with autograph signing.
The filmmaker will be donating part of his ticket proceeds to the charity Action for Aids.
S$11 per ticket (includes handling fees)
S$10 per ticket (Senior Citizen concession, includes handling fees)
Tickets can be purchased at TICKETBOOTH outlets or on the TICKETBOOTH website www.ticketbooth.com.sg
National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement
Personally, I am looking forward to Old Romances! If you love to go back in time, to rekindle and touch your beautiful memories and days when you were young or you would like to know the lifestyle and culture of early Singapore that your parents or grandparents lived in, look no further, do not hesitate! Join us at the screening of Old Romances on 15th and 16th December 2012!