Say It Louder Teahouse
About Say Louder Teahouse
Say Louder Teahouse (大声D茶室 / Warung Cakap Apa) is a community arts project created in the initial stage of the COVID-19 lock-down in a bid to connect with seniors living in isolation, and in languages that are familiar to the elderly but are uncommonly heard in the mass media today.
The project is part of an intersectoral community project that creates new artistic content in the vernacular languages (Chinese dialects, Malay and Tamil) for seniors who found themselves physically and emotionally isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the
(1) closing of senior activity centres,
(2) cessation of social activities and home visits and
(3) social distancing measures that actively discourage seniors from venturing out of their home since the virus is known to have more serious impacts on the elderly.
Working collaboratively with various social services agencies and with volunteers, the project aims to provide both information and comfort during this confounding period, and beyond. (read more)
Season 1 (May - August 2020)
84 episodes in Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil
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Aishwariyah Shanmuganathan, Doreen Toh, Farez Najid, Jalyn Han, Li Xie, Liu Xiaoyi, Moli Mohter, Oliver Chong, Zelda Ng
Music Composer and Sound Designer
Programme Theme Song
Singapore Old Stories, Journey to the West: Phang Kok Jun
Do you Remember: Jay Lim
Sure or Not? Ah Kee Dare Dare Say: Li Xie
Leliofusion, Super Fan Club, Singapore, Old Stories, Journey to the West: Eric Lim You Wey
Burung Kakak Tua: Yusri Shaggy Sapari
Do you Remember: Horseman
Baabuu Time, Sure or Not, Ah Kee Dare Dare Say: Ang Cheng Yan
Transcriber and Translator
Max Yam, Jodi Chan, Aqmal Noor, Savithaa Markandu
Programme Key Visual: Shian
Show Posters: Ric Liu
Burung Kakak Tua Poster: Hashima Hassim
Production, Technical, Marketing & Administrative Support
Ang Cheng Yan, Cheryl Gan, Farez Najid
Special Thanks to Community Partners in Programme Outreach:
All Saints Home (Yishun), Sing-health, Outram Community Hospital, NTUC Health, MWS Home Care & Home Hospice (under the care of Methodist Welfare Services), St. Luke Eldercare, Project Audible Cheer, Project Kind Heart Asia, Jurong Spring V2, Touch Community Services. Tsao Foundation, Monfort Care, Learn Dialect, Teck Ghee CC, Cassia Resettlement Team
Season 2 (December 2021 - February 2022)
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Doreen Toh, Liu Xiaoyi, Oliver Chong
Phang Kok Jun
Ah Kee Dare Dare Say, Singapore, Old Stories:
Eric Lim You Wey
Singapore True Criminal Archive: Ric Liu
Transcriber and Translator
Max Yam, Jodi Chan
Liew Jiayi, Chng Shuyi
Ang Cheng Yan
National Arts Council, Our SG Fund, Oscar@Temasek
Support our community!
Since Say Louder Teahouse was launched in May 2020, we have partnered with ground-up and formal agencies in the distribution of close to 6000 radios to seniors living in isolation. If you would like to get in touch with us to discuss possibilities of serving senior communities through this radio video podcast project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.