Memory Lane, Visitor Interpretive Centre
This is a story that is forgotten in time, in a place where sorrow and hope coexist, a place called Valley of Hope. This structure is an architectural tribute that serves to kite the battle-scarred heroes of the past and the present. A storybook in the form of a structure that uses the past to tell a story of the present.
Her name is Auntie Sew Cheng, and this is a story of her journey. This structure is an Architectural tribute that serves to kite the battle-scarred heroes of Covid-19 patients, a storybook in the form of a structure that uses the journey of the past to tell a story of the present, from Leprosy to Covid-19.
As the journey through the structure begins, users are guided by a long and steep walkway depicting the long walk whereby patients were dropped off and had to leave their family and past behind. As the journey continues, the story of Auntie Sew Cheng slowly unfolds, depicting her struggles faced as a leper patient at the Valley of Hope. In search for a cure, Auntie Sew Cheng was forced to be a guinea pig and the reflective pool in the structure represents the puke and vomit, tests after tests. The journey also mentions the separation between Auntie Sew Cheng and her daughter, which reflects on the fragmented exhibition and can only be seen as a whole from a specific angle, that gradually fragmentise as users move through, symbolising separation.
This structure pays tribute to life and death by honouring past practices and integrating them into the present as a means to remember the fallen.