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Chong Pang



One is in the furthest north, one in the deepest south. Both have connections to the sea and have great food. We will be getting to know Chong Pang and Telok Blangah better over the next few years. Here are 5 things we have found out about Chong Pang so far.


1

This area used to be a rubber estate named Westhill Estate. It was renamed to honour Lim Chong Pang, a prominent businessman and a long-serving public servant. Lim was the son of rubber tycoon Lim Nee Soon (yes, Yishun is named after him).

2

Chong Pang City is known for its two distinctive Chinese-style gateways. These were comissioned in 1992 by the Chong Pang City Merchants’ and Hawkers’ Association, who wanted to create some buzz for their neighbourhood.

3

Chong Pang has a Sister City in China — Xindu in Chengdu. The statue depicting a mother panda and her baby panda at the entrance of Chong Pang Garden is a gift from this city, which in return has a Merlion statue gifted by Chong Pang. Another landmark is the statue that depicts a farmer toiling in the field, a nod to the neighbourhood’s agricultural past.

4

In 1938, a British Naval Base was constructed outside the former Chong Pang Village, which provided employment for the villagers until it closed in the 1970s. A focal point of this demolished neighbourhood was the Sultan Theatre, which was owned by Lim Chong Pang.

5

Today’s Chong Pang boasts a lively Chong Pang Market & Food Centre, often lauded by foodies for its tasty offerings. The nasi lemak, braised duck and white beehoon seem to come highly recommended, but honestly, everything looks pretty good.


What's On

Puppetry Performance

The Wind Came Home

18 - 21 Oct 2017
Chong Pang

25-29 Oct 2017
1 - 5 Nov 2017
Telok Blangah

A puppetry performance told from the point of view of a stray cat, about an elderly couple struggling to make end-of-life choices.

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Arts Installation

Legacy   (working title)

September 2018
Chong Pang

A group of seniors will be working with four different artists – Shirley Soh, Alecia Neo, Han Xuemei and Jasmine Ng – in a series of workshops to create artworks. Through this process, the seniors will get clarity on their values, what’s important to them and how they would like to spend their remaining days.

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Participatory Theatre

The Art of Dying   (working title)

September 2018
Chong Pang
Telok Blangah Crescent

This is a participatory theatre programme where audience members are guided through an experiential process of learning through active listening, advocating and negotiating difficult issues with other stakeholders in their community.

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Forum Theatre:

Exit

March 2018
Chong Pang
Telok Blangah Crescent

This interactive performance tells the story of two families struggling to cope as they confront illness and death. Could they have handled things better?

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PRESENTED BY
Lien Foundation Ang Chin Moh Foundation
Drama Box Arts Wok
IN COLLABORATION WITH
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Monfort Care Good Death
SUPPORTED BY
Tote Board Living Matters
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
People's Association Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd
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