Days of our Youth (Episode 5)

Unseen/Unsaid: Days of our Youth (Episode 5)
from Redis­cov­er SG on Vimeo.

The Unseen/Unsaid 10-part mini series

Episode 5. Days of our Youth
Derek Foo, Eliz­a­beth (Lizzy) Lee, Lim Song Lip and Jere­my Tan, 2011, 3 min­utes, Rat­ing TBA
Episode sum­ma­ry
Yan Kit. A swim­ming com­plex that was once so pop­u­lar, a two-hour lim­it had to be imposed on its vis­i­tors. What is left of it today is a place of aban­don­ment that has been wait­ing for new life for almost a decade. Like the days of our youth when we felt invin­ci­ble and believed that we could be any­one we want­ed to be, many of us grow up to find that we have wea­ried our­selves out, and have lost this sense of the end­less poten­tial of life.

We’re halfway through the series now! To every­one who has been fol­low­ing Unseen/Unsaid, have a hug and an awe­some big thank you! 🙂 Do leave us some hel­los!

Ongo­ing: I Remem­ber KTM: A con­test organ­ised by the Nation­al Library Board in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Redis­cov­er­SG. 5 sets of our Unseen/Unsaid paper toys to be giv­en away week­ly. Find out more here.

About Unseen/Unsaid
Using nar­ra­tives from every­day Sin­ga­pore­ans to per­son­i­fy for­got­ten trades and places, Unseen/Unsaid allow view­ers a glimpse into the per­son­al strug­gles of indi­vid­ual Sin­ga­pore­ans whose sto­ries draw a par­al­lel with the sur­round­ing places and land­scapes. The 10-part series is born out of a desire to pre­serve the frag­ments of Singapore’s past that is rapid­ly being replaced by new devel­op­ments.

One new episode will be released from 29 June, 2011, every Wednes­day, 11.00AM on till the week of 31 August, 2011.

paper toys
The Unseen/Unsaid Paper Toys Col­lec­tion
As a tie-in with our Unseen/Unsaid series, Lizzy and Jere­my of the Redis­cov­er­SG crew have spent the past few months design­ing a set of five paper toys relat­ed to the people/places fea­tured in our webisodes.

These DIY paper toys are retail­ing at $20 for a set of 5. 100% of the pro­ceeds from the first 500 sets sold will go to the MILK (Main­ly I Love Kids) fund to sup­port chil­dren from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds.

If you’ll like to buy a set, head over to our shop. Toys are sold while stocks last. We ship both local­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly.


  • R

    July 27, 2011

    I’ve walked past Yan Kit a few times and I’ve always felt sad see­ing the derelict con­di­tion of the place…Sadly beau­ti­ful. Love this episode.

  • su

    April 4, 2012

    I so wish the audio could’ve been done bet­ter! The record­ing of his voice is real­ly dis­tract­ing. 🙁


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