Wild Rice's bicentennial play Merdeka looks at the Singapore stories that a colonial history buried

Playwright Alfian Sa'at (left) and director Glen Goei. Merdeka, a new play by Wild Rice, looks at the legacy of colonialism in the Bicentennial year.
Playwright Alfian Sa'at (left) and director Glen Goei. Merdeka, a new play by Wild Rice, looks at the legacy of colonialism in the Bicentennial year.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - Singapore may have gained its independence from the British more than 50 years ago, but has it truly decolonised?

This is among the questions playwright Alfian Sa'at wants to ask in his new play Merdeka, which opens at Wild Rice's new theatre in Funan mall on Thursday (Oct 10).

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