4 Jun (Sat): The Island of Everlasting Utility: A Pulau Ubin photo project

Presented by the Singapore Heritage Society, The Island of Everlasting Utility is a collection of images by filmmaker & photographer, Clarice Lee, reflecting the creativity and resourcefulness of Pulau Ubin islanders.


Items that are normally overlooked or discarded by people on the mainland have found new purposes in the hands of Ubin residents. Almost anything big or small, broken or old can serve a purpose.


This project is the result of a 3-month mentorship with Invisible Photographer Asia, for which Clarice was awarded a grant by Invisible Photographer Asia and the Singapore Heritage Society.

Specially for Pesta Ubin 2016, join The Island of Everlasting Utility project team to learn handicrafts which an Ubin resident in her 70s enjoys making from discarded objects.



About Clarice Lee
Clarice Lee is an independent filmmaker who has worked on several documentaries and narrative short films in Singapore and around the region. She has spent considerable time in Ubin, getting to know the residents and obtaining footage of the various contexts in their everyday life. She has since developed a strong rapport with the residents and a good understanding of various aspects of local knowledge.

Her most recent work is a documentary film on the intangible cultural heritage of Pulau Ubin, which is produced by Ethnographica Private Limited and commissioned by the National Heritage Board.
Watch the film at https://youtu.be/-piaeo_RsBs



Date: 4 Jun (Sat)
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: Assembly Area opposite the HSBC Volunteer Hub (map).
Website: http://www.facebook.com/sgheritage/

No charge, the activity is free!
No registration required. Just drop by the booth at the Assembly Area.

What happened...

Minister Lawrence Wong and Senior Minister of State Desmond Lee with the volunteers at the booth.
Photo by the Singapore Heritage Society.
The Island of Everlasting Utility: A Pulau Ubin photo project at Pesta Ubin 2016
The awesome team at their awesome booth!
The Island of Everlasting Utility: A Pulau Ubin photo project at Pesta Ubin 2016
Learning how to make grasshoppers from coconut leaves.
The Island of Everlasting Utility: A Pulau Ubin photo project at Pesta Ubin 2016
I made this!

More handicrafts.
Photo by Minister Desmond Lee.

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