About the films 关于影片

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.

影片简介

纪录片导演——翁燕萍以个人叙述的角度去探讨在新加坡迅速发展的过程中,早期居民逐步从甘榜(乡村)搬迁到组屋区里生活的种种遭遇与代价。为了寻回往日的童年记忆,燕萍毅然拿起摄像机回到了她出生、长大的地方——林厝港。《悄逝的记忆1》带你走入时光隧道,一同缅怀我们逝去的甘榜生活与记忆。

新加坡首个农场住宿,在2008年9月份于林厝港诞生。娱乐农场里也将提供香薰治疗浴(Spa)的服务。在欢庆国人又多了个家庭休闲好去处以外,有多少人了解这片土地原本的风貌、社群和甘榜精神?

《悄逝的记忆2》有崭新的内容——探访目前在林厝港默默耕耘的农民们的困境,以及林厝港最新的“娱乐农场”发展计划。其中,还有一段导演在理性与感性之间的挣扎。既然失去的童年与消失的岁月唤不回,我们该如何面对与释怀?

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