Conversation: Tiong Bahru Social Club

  • October 20, 2021, 9:00 PM EDT
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Director Tan Bee Thiam talks to Jamie Uy about the wondrous universe of Tiong Bahru Social Club. Tan Bee Thiam discusses what it was like to film in Pearl Bank and the Tiong Bahru neighborhood in Singapore. The two discuss how Thiam’s engineering and filmmaking background influence his approach to filmmaking.

For his 30th birthday, a man's mother gives him a membership to the Tiong Bahru Social Club, a planned community dedicated to the pursuit of happiness. While he conforms to the strict rules at first, he begins to question the ideals of the group.

 

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