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Singapore’s economy is one of the strongest in Asia.

However, has anyone contemplated what Singapore’s prosperity has been built on?

Since 1960s, the Singaporean government started resettling people from all over the country to make way for industrialisation.

Decades have now passed and villages eventually replaced by tall buildings. What is at stake now is the living memories of village life in Singapore are dying.

The films are the director’s paean to a short-lived but blissful childhood, and a powerful reminder of the ravages of development on rural land and its occupants.

Diminishing Memories I (50mins) takes you on a personal journey with Eng Yee Peng, the filmmaker, to recollect her childhood memories of living in Lim Chu Kang, a village that has already died and its spirit dispersed.  Find out more about the former Lim Chu Kang community and landscape; with the use of archival photographs, old 16-mm film footage, interviews of former residents, and an animation that will piece together memories of kampong life that is almost unheard of today.

Diminishing Memories II (49mins) Prompted by the Singapore government’s plan to turn Lim Chu Kang into an agriculture-cum-entertainment attraction, Yee Peng sets out to revisit vestiges of her haunting childhood for the second time.  A new film with fresh content on interviews with the new investors and current tenants of Lim Chu Kang, Yee Peng is forced to face the deepest fear in her heart.  Find out how she learns to accept the much-changed Lim Chu Kang community and how the evolving times have also altered its spirit.






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