I have just come back from a very recent trip to Singapore, for four days!
Whilst there visiting the Gardens by the Bay and other amazing places that have popped up since my last visit in 2013, I took the time this time to capture and have a through look at the street art that was then in it’s infancy!
In this Video you will see the street art from the China town district, there will be one from Little India too! So subscribe and wait for your notification when it’s out!
All the works have been commissioned by the Singapore cultural development agency made up of the three distinct cultures that make Singapore, Chinese, Indian and Malay.
Below i have given you a Chinatown walk list of streets where you will find some of these wonderful murals. But you don’t have to follow them verbatim, and to be fair I didn’t either!
Chinatown Walk 1
40 and 6 Everton Road – Barber and Amah by YC Yip.
8 Spottiswoode Park (at Everton Road) – Provision Shop and Soyabean Drinks cart by YC Yip
2 Blair Road (back of gallery located here) – Mardi by Alex Face
To get there: Outram Park is the closest MRT stop
Chinatown Walk 2
In the heart of Chinatown, cut through Pagoda Street connecting Smith and Temple Streets to see YC Yip’s Letter writer at 333 Smith Street adorning the Chinatown Complex Food Market building. This walk is 1.2KM.
83 Pagoda Street – Mid Autumn Moon cake and lantern festival by YC Yip
Mohamed Ali Lane (at North Bridge Road) – a series of 4 murals: Mamak Store, Paper Mask & Puppet Seller, Lion Dance Head Maker and The Window all by YC Yip
158 Telok Ayer Street – Thian Hock Keng Mural: An Immigrant’s Story by Yip Yew Chong (immense 40 metre piece depicting history of the Hokkien’s migration to Singapore)
Amoy Street Food Center (inside wall facing Muslim stalls) has a series of murals, includning the Samsui Woman
THERE WILL BE FREE MAP AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE:
Three pieces of music accompany this video all from Youtube music library and free under creative commons licence.
Sao Meo by Doug Maxwell/ Zac Zinger
Sao Meo Orchestral Mix by Doug Maxwell/ Zac Zinger
Lau Tzu Ehru by Doug Maxwell