31 May '17, 8pm

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye: A Small Heartbeat of Singapore

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye: A Small Heartbeat of Singapore

Sonny Liew foreshadows this development very early on the book when Charlie Chan reminiscences about Geylang Hill, a little mound he and his childhood friends once played Ta Guan (hitting sticks); while the kids remember it being a giant hill, in photographs they are standing on what looks like a small bulge from the ground. The next panel shows the development of the modern Singapore: buildings, roads, and offices. The haunting words echo: “And if you went back to the place itself today, there would be no way of knowing if it was a trick of the light how things really were in those days of being wild.” Villages were razed over for new housing complexes and nothing of the kampong culture exists today except in tourist traps.

Full article: https://mimidoshima.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/alamak/

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