Supervisor – Mystical Tales In Tampines

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Two store clerks on closing shift gossip about mall closings, CCTV footage, and missing coffee machines. Little do they know, they will have a story of their own to tell really soon.

Based on: Orang Minyak


Nurulhuda Hassan as Masturah
Sofie Buligis as Jia Zheng
Fahim Murshed, Shaik Nazray, Tysha Khan as
Orang Minyak (Live Performance)

Written By:

Jaryl George Solomon

About Orang Minyak

The Orang Minyak is a creature from Malay folklore that is said to abduct young women at night. Orang Minyak translates to “Oily Man” from Malay, with many older movies depicting the creature as covered in some form of crude oil, possibly due to local industrial developments.

The Orang Minyak was also allegedly first mentioned in 1957 in a report made by the Berita Harian in Singapore, making the folktale truly local.

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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