17 Nov '11, 4pm

“What is that?” Young Jocelyne discovers the National Theatre while Ngan Kee waxes lyrical

“What is that?” Young Jocelyne discovers the National Theatre while Ngan Kee waxes lyrical

I pounced on a postcard with glee! Tucked away for keepsake was this invitation from the National Museum of Singapore for their exhibition last June about the swinging 60′s in Singapore entitled Singapore 1960 . On its cover was the old National Theatre in all her glory. Her tenure was short for the theatre was unceremoniously declared unsafe and demolished in 1986 . 19-year old Jocelyne’s response when I showed her the postcard was, “What is that?” I staggered over to Ngan Kee’s corner for a more nostalgic response and the sight of the postcard (and probably Jocelyne’s wondering face) triggered memories. She remembered being brought there for some Teochew opera no less, as the lampost on a date between her uncle and aunt. And being rained on. While Ngan Kee reminsced, my memories flooded back – they were firmly wrapped up around the sounds of the classical Carnatic violin...

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