In Search of the Gelam Tree

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2019

A story walk, a traditional feast in a secret location, a communal meal over music by Syed Ibrahim and Aden Firdaus Jaman and more stories.

Date: 13 Jul 2019

5:00pm - 6:30pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Aliwal Arts Centre (Meeting Point)



For Arts House Limited / Aliwal Arts Night Crawl

Healing cajeput trees once shaded the village homes of Kampong Gelam. Are all of them gone now? What shadows of their former selves can still be found? Experience Kampong Gelam as storyteller Kamini Ramachandran reimagines the precinct’s aristocracy, merchants and ethnic communities. This walking trail goes in search of clues with stories from folklore and history. Join a traditional feast in a secret location and take part in a communal meal as you listen to music and exchange stories in the company of a storyteller.

Ticket information:

  • All tickets sold are non-refundable or exchangeable.
  • Admission is for audiences 16 years and above.
  • As audiences will be walking on public pathways in the evening, please wear flat shoes and dress comfortably.
  • Do bring an umbrella in case of rain. However in the event of heavy rain, audiences will walk directly to the secret location of the feast and listen to all the stories, without the tour.

About Aliwal Arts Night Crawl

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl (#AliwalANC19), the annual multi-disciplinary arts festival held in the heart of Kampong Glam, returns for its seventh edition. The signature event by Aliwal Arts Centre pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of this historic district, through a curated program with a nostalgic or contemporary take on tradition. From storytelling tours, performances, exhibitions, workshops and a night market, join us in a multi-sensory evening and discover new interpretations of Kampong Glam’s past and present.