Coconut Tales (椰爷故事) is an installation that revisits the ‘kampung days of Singapore’ in the perspective of my grandparents. Viewers are transported back to the past with a series of miniature dioramas and a biographical publication. It focuses on the importance of looking back to learn and remember our heritage while moving forward in life.
By experiencing the kampung days through this miniature world, it encourages self-reflection and appreciation in the simplicity and hardships of life then and today. It serves to record, preserve and engage intergenerational families in nostalgic conversations, while passing down Singapore’s intangible heritage to future generations.