Landmarks: Asian Boys Vol. 2 (2004)

4 February 2004 – 15 February 2004 @ Theatre Studio, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay


With eight stories, Landmarks maps out the universal afflictions of love, desire and longing – of gay boys and men in straight Singapore (and the women who love them).

Characterised by Alfian Sa’at’s wit and insight, LANDMARKS will take you on an entertaining and enlightening journey across the island’s pink map, from Ann Siang Hill to Fort Road, from comedy to elegy. It is one journey we promise you won’t soon forget.

1. Katong Fugue
Secrets and ties: a son with a hidden life, a mother desperately trying to reach out. Will they break through the walls they have erected, or will they forever languish in a fugue of denial and disguise?

2. Supper at Maxwell
What takes place after an evening of ogling and cruising at the clubs? More of the same, of course. Two buddies compare love notes in this affectionate and affecting comedy of bad table manners.

3. Raffles City Rendezvous
Where does sex end and love begin, and how does one negotiate the treacherous territory in between? A couple finds out… when they celebrate their third anniversary with a threesome.

4. California Dreaming
It’s 8 August, the day of the scene’s loudest, proudest party, but not every circuit boy is raring to brandish the rainbow flag. A wickedly funny, brutally pointed inquiry into the true meaning of freedom.

5. The Kings of Ann Siang Hill
Classic bathhouse scenario: fiftysomething uncle approaches haughty young stud. Will it all end in humiliation, as we expect and dread, or are things perhaps not as obvious as they seem?

6. Downstream, Delta
Barely submerged hopes and heartbreak rise to the surface, as two men – one straight, one gay – reminisce about a friendship that develops from a failed pick-up attempt at the pool…

7. My Own Private Toa Payoh
A two-room flat becomes home, sanctuary, world – in this deeply felt and moving story about two rent boys with not much to get by except their love, their dreams, and all their tomorrows.

8. The Widow of Fort Road
A woman is visited by an ex-colleague, whom she used to have a crush on – in the days before the life he’d kept hidden was wrenched from him, publicly laid bare, and shattered.

Alex Ng
Ben Xiao
Bill Ang
Bonni Sta Maria
Brendon Fernandez
Chua Enlai
Harris Zaidi
Loong Seng Onn
Micheas Chan
Nora Samosir
Phin Wong
Pierre Goh
Robin Goh
Sebastian Tan
Serene Chen
Tan Shou Chen
Tony Quek

Director/Set Design: Ivan Heng
Playwright: Alfian Sa'at
Producer: Felina Khong

Costume Design: Lai Chan
Lighting Design: Yo Shao Ann
Photography Artist: Chris Yap

Production Manager: Pierre-André Salim
Technical Manager/Lighting Operator: Teo Kuang Han
Stage Manager: Woo Hsia Ling
Assistant Stage Manager: Richard Koh

Publicity: Elsa Lim
Programme Design: Ash Lim, Catherine C
Programme Photography: Brad T

(Source: Synopsis from Wild Rice Brochure and Credits from Wild Rice Programme)


Landmarks: Asian Boys Vol. 2 (2004), Brochure
Brochure for Landmarks: Asian Boys Vol. 2 (2004). 
Wild Rice
Recorded: 4 February 2004
Landmarks: Asian Boys Vol. 2 (2004), Programme
Programme for Landmarks: Asian Boys Vol. 2 (2004). 
Wild Rice
Recorded: 4 February 2004