Theatre, Music

A Silent Hour: Buskers of Singapore

Organised by: Toy Factory Productions Toy 肥料厂
  • Date:
    5, 6, 12, 13 Apr 2019
  • Time:
    Fri & Sat: 7:30pm
    Sat: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 30min (no intermission)
  • Venue:
    NOWPlaying@17, 17A Smith Street, Singapore 058931
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  • Admission:
    $20 (excluding Booking Fee)
  • Advisory:
    Suitable for ages 6 and above


In the past decade or so, aligned along the busiest streets of our small nation are a small group of impassioned individuals who have capitalized on the relaxed rulings of street performing licenses in this highly regulated society.

A Silent Hour features Yee Kien, a young and passionate busker who busks for the love of it. Over two different weekends, join us as he shares his love for music, performing on the streets, and gain a little insight into his life, as we bring busking to the shophouse theatre NOWplaying@17, for the most intimate performance of your life.

A Silent Hour: Yee Kien - Busking for the Love of It

22-year-old Yee Kien is a Mathematics & Economics student at SIM, but busks on the streets for the love of it. Unlike most musicians his age, Yee Kien has no plans to pursue music full-time despite his alarming talent, but promises to be busking for the long haul. Join him as he recounts his journey of being an absurdly young street musician in Singapore, and be enthralled by his brand of "mouth music".