About the project

On 25 July 2014, HDB announced that Dakota Crescent, a predominantly rental flat estate with lower income residents, would be slated for redevelopment. By December 2016, most of the residents had moved out of this place they used to call ‘home’.

The relocation of an entire estate calls into question the Singaporean’s idea of home, for both renters and homeowners. What does ‘home’ mean to you?

The Between Two Homes project came together towards the end of 2016, as the residents of Dakota Crescent started to relocate. We sought to use Dakota Crescent as a case study on how the community could come together to preserve memories of a place and render assistance to those affected by relocation.

This multimedia website is the starting point of documentation and discussion, and the case of Dakota Crescent will be further explored in an exhibition, in educational workshops, and on social media.

If you’d like to share your stories with Between Two Homes, or chat with someone to see what you can contribute – do get in touch with us on Facebook or hello@betweentwohomes.sg.

The website is produced by a group of citizen volunteers, Run & Gun Media, Dakota Adventures, and funded by Our Singapore Fund.


Team and Contributors

Produced by

Jeremy Ho from Run & Gun Media
Cai Yinzhou from Dakota Adventures

Web Development & UI/UX Design by

Calvin Tan

Graphic Design & Illustration by

Jemimah Seow

Copy Editing by

Lee Wei Fen
Michelle Ann Kwara

Research & Writing by

Nor’Huda Mohamed Abidin
Charmaine Poh
Lim Jingzhou
Sammie Ng
Wan Zhonghao
Kae Yuan
Michelle Ann Kwara
Lee Wei Fen
Delphia Lim

Photography by

Kae Yuan
Charmaine Poh
Wan Zhonghao
Stefanus Ian

Videography by

Wan Zhonghao
Jeremy Ho
Amrit Kaur Jastol
Andre He
Stefanus Ian

Post-production by Run & Gun Media

Amirah Haris
Cheah Wenqi
Jeremy Ho
Andre He

Additional Transcription by

Cai Yinzhou
Johannes Mueller
John Joel Seow
Kenny Leow
Mindy Ong
Reggie Ng
Siew Noi
Syafiqah Bte Abdul Aziz
Tay Xiu Yu
Yuen Ting Yi

Sketch of Dakota Crescent contributed by

Teoh Yi Chie

Teaser Trailer music contributed by

Jon Chan

“Between Two Homes” Team

Kylie Ng (Exhibition)
Michelle Lai (Education)

Funded by

Our Singapore Fund