Let’s Learn Our National Language


A Workshop by Alfian Sa’at

Introductory Malay language class suitable for all

Back by popular demand! The Let’s Learn Our National Language class conducted by award-winning writer and playwright Alfian Sa’at returns for a second run. Pick up basic Malay and learn how to compose pantuns in this fun and interactive workshop. At the end of the workshop, your pantuns will be set to music by a group of musicians for a melodious completion of the class. Even absolute beginners will benefit from this unforgettable experience with Singapore’s National Language.

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Alfian Sa’at is a Resident Playwright with W!LD RICE, one of Singapore’s most recognised theatre companies. His published works include three collections of poetry, One Fierce Hour, A History of Amnesia and The Invisible Manuscript; a collection of short stories, Corridor; a collection of flash fiction, Malay Sketches; two collections of plays, as well as the published play Cooling Off Day. Alfian won Best Script at the Life! Theatre Awards in 2005 for Landmarks, in 2010 for Nadirah and in 2013 for Kakak Kau Punya Laki (Your Sister’s Husband). In 2011, Alfian won the Boh-Cameronian Award in Malaysia for Best Book and Lyrics for the musical The Secret Life of Nora. In 2013, he won the Boh-Cameronian Award for Best Original Script for the play Parah. In 2001, Alfian won the National Arts Council Young Artist Award for Literature. His plays and short stories have been translated into German, Swedish, Danish and Japanese and read and performed around the world.

Sat Sep 16, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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Standard SOLD OUT $50.00
Students and senior citizens SOLD OUT $45.00
Venue Address
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429 Singapore
5 to 10-min walk from City Hall, Clarke Quay and Raffles Place MRT stations. For list of buses: theartshouse.sg/visit
The Select Centre

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