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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Singapore River 4 (2017)

“Imagine how Singapore would look like…
If we had not demolished the many Victorian and Moorish buildings that once decorated Collyer Quay,
Fullerton Square and Raffles Place,
If we had not flattened Mount Wallich, Scotts Hill and reclaimed Telok Ayer Bay,
If we had not cleared all the boats off Boat Quay.

Lau Pat Sat would be jutting out into the sea.
Raffles Place would look like a square in Europe.
Tan Kim Seng Fountain would be the icon of Fullerton Square.
Guns would guard the shores at the tip of Battery Road

I imagine the grandeur of the old dames that preceded
Fullerton Building and the Victoria Concert hall
I imagine the mighty Pinnacles@Duxton towering above everyone
I imagine the Merlion looking into the blue horizon
I imagine the enchanting city centre Singapore once had”

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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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