Living on Petain Road by Somme Park has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I have enjoyed many special memories here such as getting married, having a baby, and a COVID-related lockdown! Calling a shophouse home was on my bucket list (as discussed in a previous blog). That’s why I decided to film a three-part mini-series about a life we love at Petain Road. It will be something my family and I can look back on for years to come. Plus, who isn’t curious about shophouse life?
I also had another motive for creating this documentary. During the Singapore circuit breaker, after all my travel plans were cancelled, I decided to teach myself video editing skills. Creating a mini-series about my home was the perfect case study! I started filming last July when I was five months pregnant. Now, six months and one cute little baby later, I have finally wrapped things up.
Please enjoy my final video about Petain Road during which I give a tour of my house by Somme Park.
If you missed out on my previous videos, here they are! In this first video, I examined the iconic Peranakan tiles that Petain Road is famous for.
In this second video, I explored the neighbourhood and its grisly history.
Thanks for watching my videos. I had a lot of fun making them. Perhaps they will inspire more people to come out and visit this quaint area by Somme Park.