The Self requires an Other to define itself against. This idea that the foreigner/Other can first be found within us is not new – as Zygmunt Bauman put it, the Other is ‘the vomited enemy’.

This week, experience First Contact with the Other, and find a new way to live with yourself, in our city full of strangers.

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.” – Barbara Kingsolver

Organised by Carol and Dawn as a fundraising programme of Post-Museum*.


12-19 July

Open Call for Letters: Hello Stranger


12 July (Tue) – 20:00-22:00

Film Study of The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Entry by donation (suggested $8)


14 July (Thu) – 19:30-21:30

Inter-faith Mystery Dinner

(By Invitation only)


15 July (Fri) – 19:30-22:30

The Silence Experiments by Mary-Jane Leo

Silence is intimate; it opens up our pores and our heart to feel the cores of others. Sit with Mary for 15 minutes in silence at the alley next to Food #03. She will make something – a word, a poem, a drawing- at the end. This is part of Mary’s little personal quest to understand silence, souls, energy, intimacy, eyes, the cosmos.



16 July (Sat) – 16:00- 19:00

Silent Film Screening: Strangers on a Train (1951)

& Fieldnotes on Strangers: a pilot event of Hello Stranger

Entry by purchase of multiple drinks & your strange stories


19 July 9 (Tues) – 20:00- 21:30

In Conversation with ‘Resident Tourist’ Troy Chin

Join us for an intimate discussion with local graphic novelist Troy Chin, on the Resident Tourist Syndrome, Singaporean-ness and values. Try to make some sense of this crazy/wonderful country we call our own.


Entry by donation (suggested $8)


#come now, don’t be a stranger#

*Post-Museum is an independent cultural and social space in Singapore which aims to encourage and support a thinking, pro-active community. It hosts the Singapore Really Really Free Market, The Soup Kitchen Project, talks by local NGOs, performances by theatre groups, art exhibitions and workshops amongst others.

However, with the end of their current lease, Post-Museum will be closing down its current premises come end July. Hope and the Stranger is one of several fundraising events to help Post-Museum make up its budget deficit for its four years of operation and gather capital for its future space.

Questions? Email cperhaps [at]