Friday 28 June 11am
Saturday 29 June 4pm
Esplanade Presents Pesta Raya: Malay Festival of the Arts
This event showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago). Taking place from 27 – 30 Jun 2019 and coinciding with the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the 18th edition of the festival returns this year with its first ever ticketed and commissioned work for children – Teroka! Kerana Nila written by Adib Kosnan and directed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim.
Set sail with King Nila and his friends!
King Nila sails the high seas and discovers a mysterious island. On this island, he makes friends with a boy, a mermaid and a lion, and they journey together, weathering storms. Will they reach their destination? Will they find a home?
This tale is a retelling of how Sang Nila Utama discovered Singapore, and with his friends, travelled to find home.
Recommended for ages 4 – 7 years old. Performed in Malay.