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Old Places

September 16, 2010

An interview with Royston Tan on the documentary “Old Places”, a lament on the disappearence of historic buildings and places in posthistoric megapolis Singapore, that he directed with Victric Thng and Eva Tang: “I really started to understand it when somebody from overseas asked me, “Can you bring me to your childhood place?” I told him, “It doesn’t exist anymore.” But he was insistent, so I took him to my childhood place in Lorong Chuan; it’s a new American school now. So I said, “I cannot even remember where certain places were.” And he saw me struggling to capture these little things. I feel like part of my life is gone.”

from Civic Life Tiong Bahru :: Blog.

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