16. October 2019 - 20:15 till 23:15
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Tanah•Air 水•土: A Play In Two Parts | Malay Heritage Centre | Wednesday, 16. October 2019

Tanah•Air 水•土:A Play In Two Parts is directed by one of Singapore’s most prominent theatre practitioners and former Nominated Member of Parliament (2016 – 2018) Kok Heng Leun, together with renowned theatre artists Koh ***** Ching and Adib Kosnan.
The creative team also features some of Singapore’s most exciting artists in their areas of practice, including playwrights Neo Hai Bin and Zulfadli Rashid, lighting designer Lim Woan Wen, sound designer Bani Haykal, set designer Akbar Syadiq Samion and costume designer Max Tan.

Tanah•Air 水•土:A Play In Two Parts looks at the dispossession and loss of the indigenous Malays and Orang Seletar of Singapore. “Tanah” (land) and “Air” (water) were their homes (Tanah Air) until the arrival of foreign interventions, displacing them from both. The deep sense of loss continues to be felt today.
"Tanah" is inspired by Isa Kamari’s “Duka Tuan Bertakhta”. Set in 1819 Singapore, a young girl loses her home on the sea and is forced to come ashore. As she navigates around the various parties who stake their claims to this land, she questions her identity, and struggles to find her footing on this land she calls home.
“Air” is a verbatim performance that looks at the displacement of the Orang Seletar, an indigenous community of Singapore, and how as Singapore evolved, they had to resettle in Johor, only to **** the threat of being displaced again with the impending development of their customary territories.
What happens when a community’s ties to their land are severed? How do we know when to fight, negotiate, or simply succumb to agents of power?


Performed in Malay and Chinese, with Malay, Chinese and English surtitles


16 - 20 October 2019


8.15pm - 11.15pm


Approximately 3 hours, with a 15 minute interval


Malay Heritage Centre

Ticketing Details
Please contact Drama Box at 6324 5434 or weare@dramabox.org if you have any queries or require any assistance.
All price are exclusive of booking fee. All discounts cannot be used with other promotions. 
Standard Ticket | S$68.00 (excl. Booking fee)
Ticket + Tour Package | S$148.00 (excl. booking fee)

This package includes a "Tanah•Air 水•土:A Play In Two Parts" ticket and a full-day tour (with lunch) to Kampung Sungai Temon in Johor, Malaysia for one pax.
Kampung Sungai Temon is home to the Orang Seletar community, one of the 18 Orang Asli groups living in Peninsular Malaysia. They are believed to be Singapore’s earliest inhabitants.
There are 2 tours available, limited to 25 audiences per tour
Click here for more information and to book this package!


Promotions | Not applicable to "Ticket + Tour Package"
30% Drama Box Loyalty Discount | S$47.60 (excl. booking fee)

Exclusive 30% discount for audiences of Drama Box’s 2019 productions “FLOWERS” and “Chinatown Crossings”. 
Limited to 2 tickets per audience, please enter your unique promotional code when buying tickets (check your email!)

15% Early Bird Discount | S$57.80 (excl. booking fee)

Valid from 9 to 31 August 2019

10% Group Booking Discount | S$61.20 (excl. booking fee)

Valid from 1 September 2019
For group bookings of above 10 tickets

School Bookings

For every 20 student tickets purchased per performance, one complimentary teacher ticket will be issued. The complimentary offer is only available for purchases made in a single transaction.
Please send your enquiries to weare@dramabox.org


 Admission Rules

Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
There will be strictly no admission once the performance commences.
Infants in arms will not be admitted.
No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this performance.


Additional Information

Audience is encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the performance.

Part of the play will be performed outdoors.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, Drama Box reserves the right to cancel the performance.
Tickets sold are non-refundable.
This performance is recommended for 9 years old and above.