Mat Jenin Is Not Lazy – Mystical Tales In Tampines

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Mat Jenin is pulled out of time and into the home of a writer, Nur, and her cat in 2023. He learns of his fate as the writer puts the pieces together and vows to retell his story.

Based on: Mat Jenin


Fahim Murshed as Mat Jenin
Tysha Khan as Nur

Written By:

Farhanah Diyanah

About Mat Jenin

Mat Jenin is a coconut picker that is usually used as a cautionary tale or fable. He is often portrayed as a daydreamer or lazy farmer, giving in to his delusions of grandeur. He forgets his current reality and falls off a tree he is climbing. Is there a way we can reimagine Mat Jenin’s otherwise tragic tale?

About Mystical Tales In Tampines

A young boy is taught by his Father to overcome his fears like Badang once did in Vomit, two convenience store clerks have a spooky encounter with an Orang Minyak in Supervisor, and a writer resolves to retell the story of Mat Jenin in Mat Jenin is not Lazy. All these and other reimaginings of Malay folktales in Mystical Tales in Tampines!

Mystical Tales in Tampines reimagines and retells stories based on different folklore and mysteries from the Malay world.

From 28 April, keep an eye out and scan our QR codes on tables around Our Tampines Hub! This will lead you to one of five audio plays that reimagine and retell a story based on Malay folklore.

Join us for a special one-time live performance of Supervisor and The Tale of Tanggang at the Our Tampines Hub Festive Arts Theatre on 14 May 2023, 5pm. Get your tickets at the Customer Service Counter on L1!

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