There’s a guided bus tour that pays tribute to Singapore’s old school films

Those who are well acquainted with the Cathay-Keris film studio in Singapore know that it was famous for producing spine-tingling, black and white pontianak films back in the ’50s and ’60s. Now, the Asian Film Archive has organized State of Motion, (Jan 16-17, 23-24) which is a bus tour that takes you back in time to the filming locations of these movies. While not all the film locations are from creepy horror flicks, it’s worth going on one of these 10, three-hour tours from 10:30am-3:30pm.

The tour starts at the National Library building, and ventures to kampongs in Siglap, the old Outram Prison and Queen Elizabeth Walk. These scenes are from old school movies like Chinta Kaseh Sayang (My Darling Love, 1965), Mat Tiga Suku (Mat Crazy, 1965) and, of course, Sumpah Pontianak (The Curse of Pontianak, 1958). There is also a site-specific collaborative artwork created by artists Hafiz Osman, Mark Thia and Mike HJ Chang, and more.

If you’re lazy, you can view the exhibition at the National Library’s level eight promenade from Jan 16-31. The exhibition is free.

The tour costs $12 per person and you can register for it here.

State of Motion is part of Singapore Art Week.