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MCF 2019: Rumah Hantu

Malay Heritage Centre

A Projek Bahasa Pengarah by akulah BIMBO SAKTI
Written and Directed by Adib Kosnan
Performed by Farez Najid and Suhaili Safari

Performed in Malay with English surtitles.

In an old and decrepit house, two individuals whose lives are intertwined by a mysterious incident, find themselves trapped in a house full of stories and memories. The only way they know how to deal with this situation is to keep searching and to keep repeating narratives that serve as a way of escape.

What are the memories we hold on to?
What stories are places or possessions tied to?
What do we dream about when we sleep to escape?

What appears to release you may be the exact thing that keeps you trapped.

Adib Kosnan wrote Rumah Hantu as a response to Noor Effendy Ibrahim’s first play Kerusi Buaian, Cermin, dan Jam written in 1991.

Projek Bahasa Pengarah or the Director’s Language Project, is a theatre-making laboratory designed and managed by akulah BIMBO SAKTI for emerging or mid-career theatre practitioners who are keen to develop and articulate a critical and sustainable directing and theatre-making vocabulary for contemporary Malay theatre in Singapore.


akulah BIMBO SAKTI, or “I am the MAGIC BIMBO” in Malay, is a
Singapore-based experimental theatre and performance art collective formed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim in 2016. akulah BIMBO SAKTI has presented at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017, the International Theatre Festival of Kerala 2018, and State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku by the Asian Film Archive (Singapore). akulah BIMBO SAKTI received its first commission in 2018 from the Esplanade for its critically acclaimed “Cerita Cinta” (Love Story). Effendy was commissioned by Esplanade to direct his first children’s play “Kerana Nila” (Because of Nila) for Pesta Raya 2019 and is now developing a research wing for children and community theatre that continues to celebrate the serious playfulness of akulah BIMBO SAKTI.


Adib Kosnan is a theatre practitioner who acts, writes and directs. He is currently an Associate Artist at Checkpoint Theatre. Adib enjoys the collaborative nature of theatre and how it gives a platform for not just entertainment but the expression of thoughts and the exchange of ideas and perspectives. Adib is especially interested in improvisation and forum theatre as tools for creating awareness and enhancing communication.

About Malay Cultural Fest 2019

This October, immerse yourself in the annual Malay CultureFest and experience traditions and culture of the wider Malay Nusantara.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Bangsa’, which means nation or people. It will focus on the different communities and their lives from the 15th to 19th centuries, and how they have shaped our collective identities today. The 3-week long festival will showcase an array of cultural activities, performances, talks, workshops and trails for visitors of all ages.

For the full programme lineup, visit https://www.malayheritage.org.sg/en.

Credits: Malay Heritage Centre

Duration: 2 Hours (with no intermission)

Standard: SGD 15
Student: SGD 10

Facebook: @malayheritage
Instagram: @malayheritage

November 01 2019


Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: S$ 15
Event Categories: Festival, Hot, Performing Arts, Slider Events, Theatre
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Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre

85 Sultan Gate
Singapore, Singapore 198501 Singapore

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6391 0450

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  • Friday, 1 Nov: 3 PM & 8 PM
  • Saturday, 2 Nov: 3 PM & 8 PM


Malay Heritage Centre
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MCF 2019: Rumah Hantu

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