Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Terence Tan Si Peng 陳世平 (he/his) is the Secretary of UNIMA Singapore and elected as supplementary councillor in 2016 and 2021.

Notable achievements in puppetry include:

  • Coordination, producer, and facilitator of the ASEAN Puppet Exchange from 2014-2017 involving professional and amateur puppeteers traditional and contemporary from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Brunei
  • Coordination and instructor for disaster relief programmes in Tacloban, Philippines after the super-typhoon disaster
  • Coordination and instructor for the Kanguru project for Rohingya refugees residing in Malaysia

Other involvement with UNIMA include:

  • Coordinating emergency funding for the aid of members and puppeteers in conflict and war-zones including Ukraine and Sudan
  • Coordinator and editor for the Women Life Freedom video series of 2023 for International Women’s Day