Esplanade Presents


榴梿忘返Durian Durian

Tan Chee Lay, Tan Yuting, Teoh Jia Yu, Wong Jiun Ching, Lim Lay Ping, Ang Wei Yang and Ding Jian Han (Singapore)

3 Aug 2023, Thu, 6.45pm & 7.45pm

4 Aug 2023, Fri, 6.45pm & 7.45pm


(Intermission: None)

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Have some durians in the biggest durian building in Singapore! Join us at Durian Durian, a session of local poetry recital themed after the king of fruits. With beautiful music accompaniment by the talented pianist Dr Tan Yuting and violinist Ding Jian Han, carefully curated multilingual poems—both classical and modern—will be recited by award-winning poet-scholar Prof Tan Chee Lay and his students, Teoh Jia Yu, Wong Jiun Ching, Lim Lay Ping and Ang Wei Yang.

Language: Mandarin with some English & Malay
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Tan Chee Lay


Scholar-writer Tan Chee Lay works as an associate professor at the National Institute of Education by day, and does Chinese creative writing, calligraphy, and painting at night. He was conferred the Young Artist Award, Singapore Youth Award, Golden Point Award, and Singapore Literature Prize. 

Tan Yuting


Composer Dr Tan Yuting writes music which explores the interaction of different sounds to form unique harmonies and textures. Her music has been recognised with awards including First Prize in the Macht Orchestral Composition Competition, First Prize in the Virginia Carty DeLillo Composition Competition (2018), and Third Prize in the Prix d’Été Competition (2017) at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and has been performed in Singapore, USA, UK, Thailand, Finland, New Zealand, and Italy.

Date & Time

3 Aug 2023, Thu


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

4 Aug 2023, Fri


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