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'Landscape meets Film' Forum

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016, 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

SingaPlural 2016, 99 Beach Rd, Singapore 189701, Singapore, , Singapore

Ticket prices for 'Landscape Meets Film' forum are not inclusive of general admission fees into SingaPlural 2016. Please purchase a general admission ticket separately to view exhibits/installations at SingaPlural 2016 at 99 Beach Road. Click here to purchase your general admission ticket.

'Landscape meets Film' is a forum organised by the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. It aims to share insights from two diverse professions and uncover how they draw inspiration from each other. This is the second installation of cross-over talks featuring two types of creatives. The forum invites creatives from both the landscape and film disciplines to share their thoughts on how they manifest the urban landscape of Singapore within their respective mediums. 

Toa Payoh Dragon Playground and Former National Stadium are among the shared memories of Singapore's urban landscape that will be discussed. This forum is dedicated to finding the intersection between the art of film and the practice of landscape. Creatives from both the landscape and film professions share their thoughts on how they manifest the urban landscape of Singapore within their respective mediums. The forum consists of 2 segments. The first segment invites speakers to share their work. This will be followed by a moderated discussion in which speakers are invited to engage in a conversation.

Accredited landscape architects will receive 2 core CPD points.



Mr Khor Ean Ghee aka as the 'Dragon Master', is a recipient of the Singapore Design Golden Jubilee Award. Mr Khor was an interior designer with the Housing and Development Board during the 1970s. Throughout his career, he designed more than 30 playgrounds in Singapore including the iconic Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh. Through the medium of design, Mr Khor was able to shape Singapore’s landscapes through his playgrounds that now reflect aspects of Singapore’s culture and identity. Due to their place in the memories of many Singaporeans, his designs are now viewed as a tangible landscape icon that been featured as backdrop films in Old Places (2010) and Vicky (2014).


Ms Eva Tang is a Singaporean Film Director/Writer and has lived and studied in Hong Kong, London and China. She graduated with a Masters in directing from the The National Film & Television School, UK. Eva was selected for the 2009 Berlinale Talents, 2010 Torino FilmLab, and 2010 Taipei Golden Horse Film Academy. She will talk about her projects where she she co-directed two well-loved documentaries Old Places (2010) & Old Romances (2012) that reminisce the disappearing memories in Singapore that have set trend for heritage documentation and have created a huge following. She recently completed her debut feature documentary The Songs We Sang, which premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival and the Esplanade Theatre, and is hailed by The Straits Times as one of the best movies in 2015. 


Ms Maria Boey is a Masterplanner, Architect, Urban Designer and Landscape Architect. With 26 years of experience in the Housing & Development Board, she planned Tampines and Pasir Ris Towns and had designed and constructed neighbourhood centres, parks and thousands of flats throughout Singapore. She won numerous local and overseas architectural and landscape awards individual and as a team. She is currently Vice President (Architecture) of Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd.


Mr Chow Chee Yong graduated with a BFA (Honours) degree in Photography in 1994 from Western Michigan University, USA. In 1998, he received the JCCI Art Scholarship, which brought him to Tokyo where he pursued his graduate studies. He received his MA (Distinction) degree in Photography in 2001 from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan. Chee Yong has been shooting landscape in various forms for the past 20 years and will be sharing his experience with using the images that he has photographed locally. One of the key works that he will be speaking on is the demolition of the former National Stadium, Project 37.  



Mr Yazid Ninsalam is a council member of the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) and co-festival director of ArchiFest 2016. He graduated with honours in Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) before gaining a Master in Landscape Architecture at NUS. He is currenly completing his doctoral studies where he investigates the use of reality captured information for landscape architecture design action. His focus on close-range digital reconstruction of urban landscapes has warranted work in diverse sites such as Mumbai, Manila, Bali, North Sulawesi, Jakarta, and Singapore.

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