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Boka di Stori

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Book Launch & Eurasian Writers’ Panel
Join the Boka di Stori team for the launch of Ki Sorti, the first graphic novel in Singapore about local Eurasian history, culture and identity. It follows Alex and Patricia, a mother and daughter who reconnect with their Eurasian roots at the funeral of a beloved relative, Minnie.

'Boka di Stori' is a Kristang phrase which literally translates to ‘Mouth of Stories’, but also means ‘Storyteller’. This graphic novel hence celebrates the community’s elderly members — the true storytellers whose personal accounts the narrative was inspired by. The book launch will present an in-depth look into these previously untold stories, and insights into the writing process.

It will be followed by a Eurasian Writers’ Panel featuring authors Melissa De Silva (Others Is Not a Race) and Kevin Martens Wong (Altered Straits), performance poet Charlene Sheperdson (In the Twine: A Tapestry of Stories), emerging scriptwriter and director Victoria Scully (Nina Boboi) and Boka di Stori’s own Shane Carroll. Join us for an intimate conversation on their experiences being Eurasian in Singapore, and how the community can shape new narratives and navigate its own fluid identity within Singapore’s racial landscape.

1 Mar, Fri | 6.30 - 9.30pm
Free with registration

Produced by:
Andre D’Rozario – Team Leader, Artist, Writer
Gerald Choa – Writer
Shane Carroll – Writer
Sung Chang Da – Writer



Prendeh Kristang (A Beginner’s Kristang Class)
Bos podih papiah Kristang? Kristang may be an endangered language, but it’s not as near death as you think! Join us for this beginner’s Kristang class, full of games and activities, and experience the vibrant heritage language of the Portuguese-Eurasians in Singapore and Malaysia.

2 Mar, Sat | 1 - 3pm

Free with registration.
Limited capacity. Online registration closes 4pm on 1 March.


Cherki Class

Join us to learn more about "Chiki" (also known as “Ji Kee”, “Ceki”, or “Cherki”), a fast-paced card-game traditionally played by Eurasians, Hokkiens, Peranakans, and the Javanese! Learn terms and phrases unique to the game (and language), and meet some of the lovely people in the Kristang community!

2 Mar, Sat | 4 - 6pm

Free with registration.
Limited capacity. Online registration closes 4pm on 1 March.


Trivia Night

How much do you know about communities of the Straits Settlements? Join us for a fun and fact-filled trivia night to test your knowledge of Singapore's history (beyond the days of British colonisation). Travel back in time with us and learn some trivia about Singapore's pasts, and how it has since evolved to what we now call home.

2 Mar, Sat | 7 - 9pm

Free with registration.
Limited capacity. Online registration closes 4pm on 1 March.


[CANCELLED] A New History of Kristang in Singapore
Beng buskah Kristang sa istoria na Singapura kung nus! Did you know Shakespeare’s infamous plays like King Lear and tales from Arabian Nights like Shakuntala used to be performed in Kristang in Singapore? Join us for a talk about previously unknown parts of the 200-year history of the Kristang language in Singapore, by Kodrah Kristang Director, Kevin Martens Wong.

3 Mar, Sun | 2 - 4pm


Board Game Night – Ila-Ila di Sul (The Southern Islands)

Come play the very first bilingual Kristang-English board game, Ila-Ila di Sul (The Southern Islands), where you can fight for the favour of the Temenggong! Explore Singapore’s Southern Islands and discover treasures as trader in the 1800s, trading and stealing treasures for pataka (money) to be the richest trader by the end of the game.

Ila-Ila di Sul is a professionally-designed, bilingual English-Kristang, treasure-seeking board game first developed for Kodrah Kristang classes. It was launched at the inaugural Kristang Language Festival in 2017.

3 Mar, Sun | 4.30 - 6.30pm
* The date and time for Board Game Night was misprinted in the Festival Guide. The correct timing is as above, 3 Mar 4.30 - 6.30pm.

Free with registration.
Limited capacity. Online registration closes 4pm on 2 March.

Commissioned by The Future of Our Pasts Festival


The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) is a month-long festival showcasing 11 creative projects by students and recent graduates from different tertiary institutions in Singapore and abroad, that reimagine lesser-known stories of our communities and places through arts and media. #TFOOPFest invites you to view our history in a new light, discover stories of our past and present, and engage with what they mean for Singapore — now and in the future.

Festival website: futureofourpasts.com

Facebook: facebook.com/futureofourpasts
Instagram: @futureofourpasts
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Mar 1 - Mar 5, 2019
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12:00 AM SGT
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Book Launch & Eurasian Writers’ Panel FULL
Prendeh Kristang (A Beginner’s Kristang Class) FULL
Cherki Class FULL
Trivia Night FULL
Board Game Night – Ila-Ila di Sul (The Southern Islands) FULL
A New History of Kristang in Singapore FULL
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42 Waterloo Street Singapore
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The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest)
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