Esplanade Presents


Shantih Shantih Shantih

Daryl Qilin Yam and Isuru Wijesoma (Singapore)

1 Mar 2023, Wed, 7pm & 8pm

7 Mar 2023, Tue, 7pm & 8pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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“Boy, listen: what if I told you that your soul is too big for one person, for one body—one life?”


Novelist Daryl Qilin Yam reads excerpts from his novella Shantih Shantih Shantih, accompanied by the moving musical stirrings of guitarist Isuru Wijesoma. 


Shortlisted for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize, Shantih Shantih Shantih captures the lives of a dozen individuals who so happen to witness a freak snowfall in Singapore, lasting 4 minutes and 26 seconds. During these two nights, join the artists for a special reading that promises to be just as ephemeral and unforgettable.


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Daryl Qilin Yam


Daryl Qilin Yam (b. 1991) is a writer, editor and arts organiser from Singapore. He is the author of the novella Shantih Shantih Shantih (2021), shortlisted for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize, and the novel Lovelier, Lonelier (2021), the Singapore nominee for the 2023 International Dublin Literary Award. He co-founded the literary charity Sing Lit Station. 

Isuru Wijesoma


Isuru Wijesoma has been playing the guitar for over 20 years. Using his custom-made, double neck guitar, he combines his experience in the blues, jazz and world music with Hindustani and Carnatic styles. He has played at numerous local and international venues ranging from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix and Kalaa Utsavam (2017 – 2021) to the Atman Festival (Sri Lanka) and Oz Asia Festival (Australia). 

Date & Time

1 Mar 2023, Wed


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

7 Mar 2023, Tue


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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