The Tale Of Tanggang – Mystical Tales In Tampines

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Tanggang leaves his poor parents in search of a better life. He lies about his past, spinning a tale of riches and princehood. When he returns after many years, will he forsake his past again or embrace it?

Based on: The Curse of Si Tanggang


Shaik Nazray as Tanggang
Fahim Murshed as Kapitan (Audio Play)/Father
Nurulhuda Hassan as Mother
Sofie Buligis as Tanggang’s Wife
Tysha Khan as Kapitan (Live Performance)

Written By:

Raimi Safari

About Si Tanggang

This story tells the tale of the curse that Si Tanggang from Malaysia, who was turned to stone for being as an ungratefulness as a son.

Variations of the tale originate from the Minangkabau in West Sumatra, Indonesia, where it may also be known as Malin Kundang, and also in Brunei as Nakhoda Manis.

Read more about this folktale and its variations here.

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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