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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka – 2020

In 1820, one year after Raffles’ landing, Arab merchant and philanthropist Syed Omar bin Ali Aljunied built the very first Mosque in Singapore – the Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka. The Mosque served the early Muslin settlers in a Kampong south of the Singapore River which Raffles designated for Muslims, including Raffles’ tutor, Munshi Abdullah, who once lived in the kampong. This digital oil painting is a re-imagination of the Mosque in 1920. It was specially painted for a book that commemorates the Mosque’s 200th anniversary

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Back in March/April Yip Yew Chong had a few exhibitions across Singapore. The first one was at ArtPorters gallery with some of his mural inspired art and then 2 exhibitions back to back, one at the Substation, followed by one in the hotel Sofitel. Those pieces were slightly different than his murals but still very intrigued and detailed paintings. You could lose yourself in front of each of his canvas. I will post one each Monday (it will last until the end of the year!!! Yeah one less post to think about 😉)

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