Uncanny Yishun: A Literary Tour


Welcome to Yishun, Singapore's most in/famous territory.

Allow us to bring you on a guided tour of poetry, flash fiction and news stories that blends the strangeness and the splendour of Yishun with the physical sensation of walking the streets, parks and void decks of this intriguing estate. Whether you are a resident, a visitor or a social media voyeur, Uncanny Yishun captures the town as a living, breathing and believing experience.

Featuring poetry and flash fiction from Low Kian Seh, Clara Mok, Marc Nair, Euginia Tan, Cyril Wong, Crispin Rodrigues, Alvin Pang, Desmond Kon, Vanessa Ng and Gavin Lee.

Please come ten minutes before the tour to register.
Latecomers will not be entertained.
All tours will start on time.
Please bring a waterbottle, umbrella, sunglasses and sunscreen if necessary.
This is a rain-or-shine tour.

Please be advised that some poems might be deemed unsuitable for young children in terms of subject matter. If you need any assistance during the tour, please feel free to reach out to our guides.

The meeting point for the start of the tour is the bicycle park just behind Yishun MRT Station.

Refer to the picture below:

The tour will end at Khatib MRT station, so please plan your subsequent travel arrangements accordingly.

This tour is presented by Marc Nair and Crispin Rodrigues, organised as part of BuySingLit 2020 and supported by the National Arts Council.

One of the many stops we will be making on the tour (no swimming allowed, even though this is Yishun):

Marc Nair is a poet who works at the intersection of various art forms. He is currently pursuing projects that involve photography, movement and creative non-fiction. His work revolves around the ironies and idiosyncrasies of everyday life. He has published ten collections of poetry.

Crispin Rodrigues is a poet who is interested in the experience and memory. He is currently working on his third poetry collection that concludes his Growth trilogy of poetry collections.


Lian Sutton is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Acting, and MA in Arts Pedagogy and Practice program at LASALLE. Selected theatre credits include ‘Temple’ and ‘Electra’ directed by Natalie Hennedige, ‘2 Houses’ by Lim Yu Beng, and ‘Those who can’t, teach’ directed by Alvin Tan. He was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Electra’ at the 2017 Life! Theatre Awards. Lian is a co-founder of theatre collective, Dark Matter Theatrics and founder of Nusantara Association of Theatrical Combat.

Sharda Harrison is a Singapore-based theatre maker, who currently works as a freelance actor and theatre educator. She creates and designs visceral and team-building driven movement and drama programs for schools, institutions and companies. In 2013, she set up theatre company, Pink Gajah Theatre, which was commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016 to premiere its work, Bi(cara), as well as a reworked version of the show, Temuan (the meeting), at the Perth Fringe Festival in 2017. She runs all wings of Pink Gajah Theatre and has a strong passion for creating socially aware art for theatre and communities

Sharda has performed with many companies in Singapore including W!ld Rice, The Necessary Stage, Cake Theatrical Productions, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Toy Factory. She has also worked as a mentor and facilitator for the Singapore International Festival of Arts and was part of the winning ensemble at the M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2016 for Hotel.

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