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I’ve decided to revive my Monday Murals posts to go back to some structure on this blog (plus that’s one less post I need to torture myself with 😉)

So if you are not up to date here’s the link to the previous posts http://atotaltaitaitale.tumblr.com/tagged/CelineAndSingaporeStreetArts/chrono

When I left in June for my summer vacation I had completed the whole collection of Yip Yew Chong Murals and thought I would start documenting some other artists but he got prolific during the summer so we are back to square one with more mural from Yip.

National Day

This hand-painted mural captures my memories of how Singapore used to celebrate National Day in her early years of independence.

I remember Singaporeans from all walks of life gathering to celebrate the big day at the old Queen Elizabeth Walk, which was then a seafront. They went there to watch the fireworks light up the sky above the old Merlion Park, and the ‘Sea Dragon’ bumboat-floats parading the mouth of the Singapore River. Many peddlers selling favourite local snacks like ice-cream and satay added to the party mood. Children could be spotted climbing the giant rain trees and playing sparkles. The whole place brimmed with joy, togetherness and pride. Yipyc.com

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