Growing up as a sixth generation immigrant, Leang Ren’s childhood was filled with a side of Singapore history that is not covered in textbooks. “Tales” which was only validated after the review of Singapore history during its jubilee year. With the island state experiencing an identity crisis due to the long period of historical negationism, Leang Ren felt the urgency to preserve Singaporeans’ stories that has been rejected by the masses for so many years. Too little time with too many stories to tell. In order to effectively document and spread these stories, he explores using the new and most accessible medium, film. Bringing values to filmmaking and giving an upgrade to Singapore’s anthropology research methods. Culture in film has shown its uniqueness in Leang Ren’s past works; Getting Tough (2017) with Singapore Heritage Film Festival, allowing paper effigies artisans converse through film space; Diaspora (2018) with Temasek 2020 programme, collaborating with opera practitioners to recreate the past; and An Old Read (2018) his Final Year Project with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, discussing if Singapore have overlooked the Seletar River to be its “Singapore” River.