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Telok Blangah



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 Telok Blangah so far.


1

There are some differing theories as to how Telok Blangah got its name. Telok means “bay” in Malay, a reference to the neighbouring Keppel bay. According to Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics, “blanga” could refer to a clay cooking pot used by the southern Indians, and used here to describe the shape of the bay. Or, “blangah” could also refer to the Malay word for ‘bowl’ or ‘stopping place’. This would make sense as Telok Blangah was a port of call for Bugis traders during the monsoon season in the 1800s.

2

This area is rich in history. According to the Sejarah Melayu (the Malay Annals), 13th-century Palembang prince Sang Nila Utama landed on Telok Blangah beach when he first set foot on Singapore, which was then known as Temasek.

3

There are a couple of famous landmarks in the neighbourhood, including Mount Faber (formerly known as Telok Blangah Hill), a longstanding hotspot for courting couples; and the undulating Henderson Waves, which is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore and possibly the most beautiful one.

4

The nearby Southern Ridges trail is popular with bird-watchers, and Telok Blangah also has some well-regarded shops that sell song birds.

5

Telok Blangah Crescent Market is very popular with residents and food-lovers alike, and is known for its porridge, curry rice, char kway teow, and lots of other local favourites.


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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Talks and Workshops

HOW DO YOU SAY IT?

Part 1: 28 & 29 Oct, 4 & 5 Nov 2017
Part 2: 11, 12 & 18 Nov 2017
Telok Blangah Crescent

For matters of life and death, who do you talk to and what do you talk about? This two-part programme is for anyone aged 18 years old and above who wants to learn how to have end-of-life conversations with your loved ones.

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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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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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Immersive Arts Experience

July 2019
Telok Blangah Crescent

This multi-disciplinary arts engagement festival will take place in GoLi – The Moving Theatre, and comprise performances, activities, talks and artworks created by artists as well as the seniors of Telok Blangah after going through workshops facilitated by a group of artists.

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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
FEATURING
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