Say It Louder Teahouse

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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

Acknowledgement

Artist

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

Video Editor

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

Graphic Designer

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

Producer

Lin Shiyun

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

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Supported by

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Season 2 (December 2021 - February 2022)

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Acknowledgement

Creative Producer

Lin Shiyun

Artistic Director

Liu Xiaoyi

Artist

Doreen Toh, Liu Xiaoyi, Oliver Chong

Music Composer

Phang Kok Jun

Video Editor

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

Research Assistant

Liew Jiayi, Chng Shuyi

Graphic Designer

Shian

Production Manager

Ang Cheng Yan
 

Supported by

National Arts Council, Our SG Fund, Oscar@Temasek

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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 team@3pumpkins.org and we will get back to you.