Shai and his family have lived in their Tampines Central home for the last 35 years. With ageing parents, marriage not quite on the books yet, and property valuation in the estate at an all-time high, the question increasingly on everyone's mind is, "to sell or not to sell?" While they joke about wanting to sell the house (sometimes not really), deep down they're reluctant to move. But in a city of constant progress, will pragmatism trump sentimentality? Afterall, it's just a house...right?
Created by Shaifulbahri Mohamad, Tampines Boy is a part-theatrical, part-tour promenade experience taking place in the Tampines Central estate. Journeying through the different places and spaces he has grown up in, he contemplates the impermanence and temporal nature of the state of things in a place like Singapore.