Our Telok Ayer Stories

Curated by Our Grandfather Story

Inspired by lesser-known histories of the heritage district, Our Telok Ayer Stories brings together creative works and community activities to rediscover one of Singapore's oldest streets.

From open houses to art experiences on closed roads, join us in exploring the past, present and future of Telok Ayer. Mark those dates, gather your friends and family and we’ll see you there!

#OurTelokAyerStories

When?

29 March

Friday
12pm - 2pm

30 March

Saturday
5pm - 11pm

31 March

Sunday
8am - 12pm


Where?

Telok Ayer Street

Amoy Street

Stanley Street

EVENT MAP

Explore the streets of Telok Ayer with our self-guided trail! 🚶

HIGHLIGHTS


INSTALLATIONS & EXPERIENCES

Did you know Telok Ayer Street was once the old shoreline, and where immigrants first landed in Singapore? It was also the site of the island's first major reclamation project back in the 1880s.

From the colonial era to present day Singapore, each installation reflects upon a different time period, event and sentiment in this illustrious district.

Our Coastline by Lim Weixiang

COASTLINE

All Weekend

A photo installation with photography by Lim Weixiang

The Flood on Cecil Street, 1948

The Flood on Cecil Street, 1948

All Weekend

Augmented Reality (AR) Installation by Leong Man Wei

Stay Golden

STAY GOLDEN

Saturday & Sunday only

A recreation of the former Golden Shoe district. Featuring Polina Korobova, Saturday (7pm - 9pm)

Singapore on Public Notice

SINGAPORE ON PUBLIC NOTICE

All Weekend

The needs and wants of a city. In collaboration with @PublicNoticeSG.

Oasis Of Calm

OASIS OF CALM

Saturday only

A video projection presented by Rice Media

Yellow Helmet Challenge

#YELLOWHELMET
CHALLENGE

All Weekend

Augmented Reality (AR) filter presented by Labour Arty and Dude Studios

Our Grandfather Road

OUR GRANDFATHER ROAD

Saturday & Sunday only

Our Grandfather Story is taking over the road!

Expect installations and interactive activities that reimagine the area from the 1820s till 1980s, based loosely on artist Yip Yew Chong's existing 44m mural. Savour local treats and come onboard our recreation of a sampan (small boat) with a twist!

ACTIVITIES


STREET PARTY

30 March, Sat, 6pm - 11:59pm
Jalan Kelab Malam: An Outdoor Street Party by Telok Ayer Arts Club

30 March, Sat, 5pm - 11pm
Our Grandfather Road
ft. The Merry Man Works, Tong Heng, Ooh Mala

SATURDAY EXCLUSIVE:
Light Installation & Video Screening
Meet the OGS Team at 6.30pm!

31 March, Sun, 8am - 12pm
Our Grandfather Road
ft. The Merry Man Works, UglyFood, Ji Xiang Confectionary

GUIDED TOURS

*Click on respective links to register

30 March, Sat, 5pm - 7:30pm
'In Search of Golden Shoe Fortunes' Heritage Trail

30 March, Sat, 5pm - 6pm & 6:15pm - 7:15pm
URA-FOM Telok Ayer Walking Tour

30 March, Sat, 5:30pm - 8pm
Heritage Film Tour with Toh Hun Ping

31 March, Sun, 10am - 12pm
Pioneer Trail along Ann Siang Hill & Telok Ayer Green

OPEN HOUSES

Thian Hock Keng Temple
Yu Huang Gong Temple

SHOP

30 March, Sat, 5pm - 11pm
Vintage Market ft. Vinyl Listening Party, Old-School Barbershop

WORKSHOPS

30 March, Sat, 5pm - 6:30pm
Puppet-making Workshop

31 March, Sun, 8am - 12pm
Heritage Workshop & Art Jam


MARK YOUR CALENDARS,
WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!

Our Grandfather Story

Curated by Our Grandfather Story,
in partnership with Car-Free Weekend.

Our Grandfather Story is a media publisher that tells overlooked and timeless stories from Singapore. We're constantly exploring new approaches to storytelling, and hope you'd join us to experience Telok Ayer's lesser-known stories.