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PostPhone

The Story behind PostPhone

Our city is constantly filled with stories and snapshots: of dreams and destinations, of history and narratives. The people at #BetterCities are curious about this intangible asset of our city.

What if we listen, what stories would our city tell?

Inspired by PostSecret, PostPhone is a traveling installation that invites the public to record their thoughts anonymously on a phone, and to listen to the other recorded messages.

PostPhone was initially developed as a part of #BetterCities’ While We Wait Project. While We Wait is supported by the Embassy of Finland, Malaysia. It first appeared at the KAKIseni Festival in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.

After its debut in Kuala Lumpur, PostPhone was commissioned as a month-long popup survey booth by George Town Festival 2013.

Throughout the festival, PostPhone invites you to record your stories, your thoughts, your views about George Town, and listen to the other stories collected. The booths offer a fun and lo-fi way of sharing shared stories of the city.

We believe your stories matter. They are what make George Town unique and beloved.

Tell us. Listen. Share.


PostPhone is open daily from 10am – 6pm, 6 June – 7 July 2013. Locate us here!

The People behind PostPhone

PostPhone is the brainchild of Okui Lala, an intern at #BetterCities. A media arts student who enjoys working with the community, she is also a visual designer for theater and music performances.

E Wyn is a media arts student who combines design, arts and programming to create an enjoyable experience for his users. He is a fan of minimalism and photography.

Bryan is self-taught multimedia designer. He works on a range of video, print, web and creative projects for PopDigital.

Sze is the #BetterCities Lead. She manages the campaign’s projects and partnerships.

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