Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood 我家周边的记艺:乐遊勿洛 by Quek Ling Kiong 郭勇德 (Music Trail)


Programme Synopsis

Journey with us on a music trail around the Bedok neighbourhood!

Starting from Bedok Town Square, audiences or “musical trail riders” will get a chance to hop on an open-top bus and take a trip down memory lane to learn more about the history of Bedok and get a glimpse of some of Bedok’s heritage sites. Experience a nostalgic throw back to the good ol’ kampung days and enjoy a unique, pop-up, cultural performance of familiar tunes such as Di Tanjung Katong, Muneruu Vaalibaa and Chan Mali Chan, at the Bedok Food Centre.

Did you know that the town of Bedok originally got its name from the Malay word ‘Bedoh’ (which means drum)? In celebration of Bedok and its drumming origins, musical trail riders will also get a chance to pick up some simple drumming patterns and be a part of the grand finale performance, alongside professional musicians, back at Bedok Town Square.

Whether you’re a kid, a parent, a grandparent, or just an adult looking to explore the arts in your neighbourhood, join us for an immersive experience and grab your most-loved company along for a fun and enjoyable time!

This programme is commissioned specially for Arts In Your Neighbourhood 2016.

  • Date: 20 November 2016 (Sunday)
  • Time: Session #1 9.30am - 12.00pm | Session #2 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Venue: Bedok Town Square (Meeting Point: Open area in front of stage)

Things To Note:

  1. Your registration will only be confirmed upon receiving an email from NAC.
  2. This programme is suitable for all ages and will be conducted in English and Mandarin.
  3. Interested participants can choose to attend either Session #1 or Session #2.
  4. Each session will take about 2 - 2.5 hours. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably with comfortable walking shoes and to bring along a water bottle for the trail.
  5. Latecomers will not be permitted to join the open-top bus trail.
  6. In the event of bad weather, please note that this programme may be delayed or cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.


可否知道勿洛市镇Bedok名称源自马来文 Bedoh(鼓的别称)? “乐游者”们将在音乐旅程中学习简单的鼓乐敲击技巧。我们也欢迎在场的观众与“乐游者”及演奏家们在勿洛市镇广场终点站的音乐环节来一场大合奏,展现前所未有的演出。




About Arts in Your Neighbourhood

The Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme provides an enriching arts experience at one's doorstep. It is a series comprising interactive arts programmes by established artists and arts groups held at various spaces across the island.

Look out for a myriad of Dance, Music, Literary Arts, Visual Arts and Theatre programmes, in addition to many other exciting programmes this November!

Arts for All is an initiative by National Arts Council to promote self-expression, creativity and bonding through the arts by bringing it to where people live, work and play.

Visit for a full list of Arts in Your Neighbourhood activities from 10-27 November 2016.


About Quek Ling Kiong

Quek Ling Kiong is the Resident Conductor of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and Music Director of the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra (SYCO). Recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2002, Ling Kiong is committed to spreading his passion and knowledge of music to budding young musicians.

About Dicapella

Dicapella is a congregation of Singapore’s top award-winning dizi (bamboo flute) soloists and is currently the largest bamboo flute ensemble in South-east Asia. Since its establishment, Dicapella have represented Singapore in the first ever Singapore Dizi festival held in 2015 and organized a SG50 concert under the support of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. The ensemble also held its inaugural concert in 2016, where the ensemble and its various consultants (Maestro Zhan Yong Ming, Mr Lim Sin Yeo, Mr Phang Thean Siong, Mr Tan Chye Tiong) performed together at Esplanade. In the same year, Dicapella was also given the privilege and opportunity to participate in the China ASEAN Music Week held in Nanning, Guangxi.


About Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood

Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood is a 3-part project, where familiar neighbourhoods will be transformed into unusual sites for pop-up performances. Conceptualised by Singapore Chinese Orchestra's Resident Conductor and Music Director of the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra Mr Quek Ling Kiong, it aims to inspire residents of Singapore to rediscover and appreciate their neighbourhood with their families and friends. With its first successful installment held at Toa Payoh, this programme is brought to the once Kampong area – Bedok – with the support from the National Arts Council.


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Event Timeline
Sun Nov 20, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM SGT
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Bedok Town Square (between Bedok Mall and Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre)
Session #1 | 20 November 2016 | Sunday | 9.30am - 12.00pm
Session #2 | 20 November 2016 | Sunday | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

On sale until Nov 14, 2016, 12:00:00 PM

Venue Address
Bedok Town Square Singapore
Outside Bedok Mall
National Arts Council (Arts & Communities)