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Drama Box

14A Trengganu Street, Singapore 058468, Singapore
+65 6324 5434
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Entertaining, moving and fascinating

It was an enjoyable blend of drama and history sharing. The past of Kreta Ayer (Chinatown) came... read more

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gavinmeeples
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Singapore, Singapore
An outstanding way to learn more about Singapore

Drama Box took stories from the old locals who used to live in Chinatown before it was "Chinatown... read more

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KateNeuss
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In this promenade theatre experience, meet Kunalan, an Indian man who grew up in a Chinatown shophouse during the 1960s and 1970s. Trace the story of his evolving friendship with Ting Ting, his landlady’s feisty daughter, as well as his relationship with her Cantonese caregiver, Fong Cheh, a majie who became a surrogate mother to him during his growing up years. Follow Kunalan through the streets of Kreta Ayer and partake in this story of friendship and familial ties. As his memories come to life in this roving theatre performance, be treated to an array of interesting adventures in the nooks and crannies scattered across the neighbourhood and immerse yourself in atmospheric places of cultural liveliness and worship. Come experience the insides of a Chinatown shophouse; relive the echoes of living in old Singapore through a soundscape; and discover the many lost and forgotten practices, and art forms, of Chinatown’s vibrant community.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14A Trengganu Street, Singapore 058468, Singapore
Chinatown
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Reviewed today

It was an enjoyable blend of drama and history sharing. The past of Kreta Ayer (Chinatown) came back to life with the true-to-life acting. To see the action on location made the drama more real. And to get to taste the food of the era...More

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Reviewed today

Drama Box took stories from the old locals who used to live in Chinatown before it was "Chinatown" and from them developed a fascinating story line which took us all over the area, illuminating a side of the area I had never seen before, even...More

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Reviewed today

Definitely recommended! Great way to learn a bit of history through a walkabout. Great for both locals and tourists!

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Reviewed yesterday

This theatre performance is more just, a performance. I'm brought into the life of the three characters.. from their lives in the living quarters, to places of attractions within their home town, Chinatown, to meeting their old neighbors. There were a few moments where I...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A unique way to share a story with history of Chinatown. An opportunity to immerse yourself into the story as you walk and interact with the characters.

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Reviewed yesterday

For those who have short attention spans or prefer a more active, interesting way to hear a story, there's no better way than to join this. You get to walk, climb and be part of the play. You get to see a food of old...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We read a review of 'Chinatown Crossings' in the Straits Times as we transited through Singapore and booked tickets from the airport lounge for our return visit - being part of a play that moves through an interesting area sounded like fun. We received such...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the first time I have ever joined such a drama act. I've enjoyed it very much, I wish there are more of such immersive play... I was walking down a road today, the two sides are full of rain trees which have aged...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably the most memorable new experience I’ve had in Singapore in a long time. Admirable performances and interesting little known fun facts about Chinatown keep the show real and audiences wanting more. Wish there are more productions like this coming up!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the entire show where they immersed us into the history and heritage of Kreta Ayer. Would love to join in for their future runs!

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