Living and dying are two sides of life that every human being will experience. They are individual, yet relational experiences that affect us, our relationships, and our communities.

Leaving well entails understanding how to live well, as our values will inform our wishes and decisions concerning end-of-life. Living well enables us to understand what a good death means for us, to eventually leave unafraid and fulfilled.

Regardless of age, end-of-life conversations present opportunities for connection with loved ones. Journey through this site to see how individuals and communities engage in end-of-life conversations, through creative approaches. Learn how this applies to you, and how you can start your own conversation today.

Highlights

Tides Yishun Seniors Collaborators

9-20 March 2024

Discover how a band of brave elders in Yishun explored living well, and leaving well through an arts and asset-based community development approach that culminated in an exhibition of their artworks, guided tours, and end-of-life conversations.

Tides Yishun Salty Xi Ji Ng

Read the latest behind-the-scenes of our project in Yishun adopting arts and asset-based community development approaches.

Mengukir Harapan panel speaker

Access resources related to end-of-life planning, care and services. Watch videos from individuals sharing their stories, to talks and performances from our public outreach festivals.

Community Creations

  • Inspired by the Chinese characters huo dong, where huo is to live and dong is to move, the participatory experience asked community participants to rediscover their environment through the aural expression qualities of the familiar and the mundane, thus reinventing the meaning of the everyday for themselves.

  • Closer - Kindling - Kow Set Tai caregiver

    Featuring portraits and photographs made by Chong Pang residents who delved into the world of relationships and intimacy during their art making journey. They spoke about the process of ageing, living and dying, love and grief, wishes and regrets.

Community Voices

“I never thought of having end-of-life conversations as an act of love, until Both Sides, Now taught me to.”

Resident from Chong Pang