My name is Andros, and I have a pair of magical yin-yang eyes that allow me to view the world differently. I am a journalist on a task to investigate the soul of Chinatown, told through statutes, murals, shops, and soup. Are you ready to join me and hear ‘their’ stories, over a bowl of soup? The soul of the city is told through its people. The past contributes to the present, our actions contribute to the future. Despite being the picture of an ultra-modern city, traditional beliefs and rituals still play an everyday role in people’s lives in Chinatown, Singapore.
We will be speaking to the soul of a Samsui woman who is presented in eternal form through the statues that dotted the precinct; Appreciating the practice of performing for the souls, which is immortalized through a wall mural; Accessing a 70-year-old shop in Chinatown, which is the gateway for us to offer ‘food’ for the souls. Also, keep a lookout for Ling Jie, the long-deceased amah who knew of Andros’ special ability.