Esplanade Presents


Tales from the Nusantara: The Traditional Poem of Senor Costa

In Collaboration with Malay Heritage Centre (MHC)
Shahril Samri (Singapore)

8 Sep 2023, Fri, 7.30pm

9 Sep 2023, Sat, 7.30pm

10 Sep 2023, Sun, 7.30pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Lawn

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Join Shahril Samri, Malay Heritage Centre’s storyteller, as he takes you through the dramatic tale of Senor Costa set in a port city of the Nusantara during the late 18th century. Choose Senor Costa’s fate in this exciting syair (traditional Malay poem) as he encounters a dangerous game of deception and violent confrontation in this thrilling storytelling session!

Language: Malay
Surtitle Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Malay Heritage Centre

Situated at Kampong Gelam, the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) is a museum which provides a wealth of cultural exposure and learning experience about Malay culture and heritage.


Though it is currently closed for renovation works, MHC continues to bring various programmes to partner venues around Singapore.


Storyteller, Shahril Samri, is a preschool teacher in Singapore and the founder of Pantunism, a Malay poetry movement in the region. He has done sessions at MHC and NLB community libraries. He is also the author of Lepiong dan Cepiong Mencari Makan.

Date & Time

8 Sep 2023, Fri


Esplanade Lawn

9 Sep 2023, Sat


Esplanade Lawn

10 Sep 2023, Sun


Esplanade Lawn

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