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Siapa Yang Bawa Melayu Aku Pergi?

Siapa Yang Bawa Melayu Aku Pergi? (Who Took My Malay Away?) is Faizal's love letter to Singapore, the country of his birth. It addresses themes of colonisation, identity, indigenous displacement, and the loss of culture, heritage and language. SYBMAP? is a lecture-performance that investigates Faizal's Muslim-Malay-Singaporean identity and his relationship with each noun, especially the latter two. As he teaches the audience about himself and the country that he still considers home, he explores what it truly means to be 'Singaporean' and 'Malay'.

Faizal Abdullah - Writer & Performer

Isabell Kinga Markus - Illustrator

Jeffrey Choy - Projection Designer

Maryam Noorhimli - Deviser & Sound Design

Faezah Zulkifli - Dramaturg

Jonathan Chan - Lighting Designer

Taufik Wan - Movement / Silat

Nur Khairiyah Ramli - Producer and Production-Stage Manager

‘Genre-bending’ (Fringe Biscuit) ★★★★★

‘Informative & Ingenious’ (Everything Theatre) ★★★★

"Tender and nourishing in its approach, but with a powerful sense of what it wants to achieve, this show is a stunning intervention in cultural normativity." - Bec Martin, Head Of Programming VAULT Festival

Nominated for OFFFest'23 (OFFIES)

Performed in English & Malay

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