OH! Open House Presents an Immersive Audio-Art Experience Through 1960s Jalan Besar

Although the pandemic has grounded most of our travel plans overseas, it seems like there is always something new to discover right here in Singapore.

To give you an alternative to the typical historical tours, OH! Open House presents New World’s End, an all-new immersive art experience that takes you back to the 1960s. This marks OH! Open House’s first-ever experience as part of OH! Stories, which aims to highlight the history of Singaporeans and the stories of our neighbourhoods in a more permanent format.

New World’s End by OH! Stories from OH! Open House.
Kiran and Rosa (voiced by local artists Salif Hardie and Moira Loh) from New World’s End.

Directed and written by Kaylene Tan, with theatrical guidance from veteran actress Janice Koh, New World’s End is a 1.5-hour audio-led immersive experience that follows the story of a pair of young lovers, Kiran and Rosa (voiced by local artistes Salif Hardie and Moira Loh) who takes you on a journey full of backstories, secrets, and momentous events such as the disastrous collapse of Hotel New World, which changed their lives forever.

Digital illustration of the set designs for New World’s End.

Armed with an audio device, you’ll embark on a site-specific audio walk that will guide you through the streets and back alleys of Jalan Besar, before leading you into two colonial, pre-war shophouses. Here, you’ll come face-to-face with 9 immersive sets that include a dystopian New World Amusement Park and its vaunted gates or a cabaret backstage in ruins, all designed by Alan Oei to illustrate key moments from the audio drama. 

Apart from the audio dramatisation, you will also be treated to an original soundtrack created by music duo NADA and Films from Brian Gothong Tan, inspired by cinematic classics of the sixties.


Early Access Preview: Only on weekends from 22 May 2021 to 13 June 2021 (Tickets are priced at $45, bundled together with a two-week only Jalan Besar artwalk)

Official Tours: From 19 June 2021 (Tickets are priced at $35)

You can purchase the early access tickets here. Do note that tickets are limited!

Tickets for the official tours starting 19 June will be available here from Monday, 24 May 2021.



For more information, click here.

All images courtesy of OH! Open House.