Welcome to the Story Stream!

The Story Stream is an exciting and diverse library of age-appropriate and content-themed stories told by a collective of seven Singaporean storytellers.  Most of the stories are traditional folktales - what are often called 'wisdom' or 'value' tales - and the majority are of Asian origin. They are entertaining, but they also 'teach' in a very memorable way. The stories range in length from 5 - 20 minutes, so they are convenient and impactful.  Most of the stories are in English but we do have a growing  Mother Tongue collection.

All of us in the Story Stream team are professional tellers with considerable experience, including performances at international festivals.  While we miss the spontaneity and interactivity of telling to you live, telling to camera certainly has its own rewards - not least the intimacy of telling conversationally, and being able to share our expressions (plus any props or puppets when we use them) in clear close-up.

Every video has a free 60-second trailer to help you decide which stories you'd like to watch. 

 You can enjoy these stories on a pay-per-view basis, completely advert-free and without distraction.

TEACHERS: use your passcode to view a playlist of all the storytellers in your preferred school level:  PRIMARY SAMPLER  or the    SECONDARY SAMPLER



  • the pricing of English language videos is $10 per class view. (So if 5 classes view one video, either simultaneously or in their own time, the cost is $50)*
  • Mother Tongue videos are priced at  $30 per class and include 3 views to enable students to revisit the story and focus on/practice language elements. 

HOME VIEWING:  there are a range of options from $10 (10 views) $20 (22 views) and $40 (50 views) 

* All the stories for school viewing are offered under the NAC Arts Education Programme (AEP0420307) and are eligible for the 50% Totalisator Board subsidy. We are grateful for the support of the National Arts Council in the making of these story videos. 

SCHOOLS wishing to know how to view a video (and to post-pay via e-invoicing), please view the short video below. 

HOME  viewers should watch the version How to view at HOME which explains how you can purchase a Pass to view to 10, 22 or 50 views using Pay Now or Paypal (these are our preferred payment platforms if you are in Singapore.) 

The number of stories currently available in the Story Stream

Why Pay-to-View?

  • NO ADS!  No distracting thumbnails 

  • Experienced storytellers with international storytelling credentials.

  • Video and the audio are of excellent quality;

  • The content is chosen for its educational as well as its entertainment value.

  • Convenience – a rich resource of stories

  • Search by age-appropriateness, value and curriculum link.  You can find a tale that suits you quickly and confidently.

  • The Story Stream is offered under the NAC's ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMME (AEP0420307) to schools.

  • Streaming Video Provider, which manages the delivery and encryption of our videos, is a global company with a 24/7 commitment to excellence.


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Ready? Check out our latest videos!

Here are our latest videos, but do browse the library (categorised by age-appropriateness) or search by teller , value or theme. Every video has a free-to-see 60-second trailer.

Shiok Shuffle

Roger Jenkins introduces The Shiok Story Shuffle storymaking game (how to choose your story ingredients) and offers tips on how to structure a story around the interactions of the ...

From the Belly of the Carp

The 1995 Singapore Literature Prize winner gets a different treatment as author Roger Jenkins shares some of the poetic monologues accompanied by illustrations drawn by artist Bidd...