Using mealtimes at home as a starting point, six children and youths from varied cultural backgrounds had embarked on journeys to discover and document their family histories.
The efforts of the Tak Takut Kids Club members culminate in an exhibition housed at their community void deck in Boon Lay. Swing by the showcase to hear their stories of self-discovery, view photographs through their own unique perspectives and take home multicultural recipes to try out on your own.
The endeavour to put together the showcase is especially meaningful as the young creators generally hail from single-parent households or homes with ailing grandparents and busy working parents. In the face of these various challenges, these family units had nonetheless set aside time to come together to safeguard their cultural heritage.
Apart from the exhibition, you can also sign up for an experiential tour of the lively Boon Lay neighbourhood where a mix of ethnic grocery stores, a wet market, hawker centre and ground-up social organisations come together to form a unique and supportive ecosystem for residents’ young and old.
About the club
Tak Takut Kids Club is an arts-based youth centre located in Boon Lay. It was initiated by a community arts company, 3Pumpkins, and is intended to serve as a safe and happy space to develop a sense of belonging and purpose among its members.
Exhibition Period: 6 - 30 May 2021
Exhibition Address: Void Deck @ Blk 177 Boon Lay Drive S640177
Due to tightened safe management measures, audio and interactive elements are only available every Thursday to Sunday (10am - 7pm) in the presence of a gallery sitter. Please register and plan for your visit and book a slot beforehand. This would help us to manage visitor numbers and keep everyone safe.
Ariel Nour Nadeera Ishika, Mdm Chua
Lee Wen Cong Lucas, Lim Lye Thiam
Mohamad Aaron Rizqi, Mohamad Noor
Muhammad Sulaiman, Asmidar
Sakthivel Shoban, Shoban’s Family
Zay Linn Htet, Grace Yin Thandar Aung
Creative Producer: Lin Shiyun
Project Manager: Ajriani Asrul
Photography Mentor: Larry Toh
Exhibition Designer: Huang Suhuai
Music Composer: Zai Kuning
Facilitator: Farez Najid
Digital Lead: Cheryl Gan
Production Support: Abigail, Afiqah, Amanda, Imran, Jed, Laura, Li Xie, Ruby, Shaiful, Stephanie, Uncle Francis and Tak Takut Kids Club