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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

New Year’s Eve – 2019

“Set in 1978 Chinatown, this was an endearing scene close to my heart. Growing up in Chinatown shophouse, New Year’s Eve was always full of simple delights and joyous anticipation -it was a joy to do spring cleaning, decorate the house, gather for reunion dinner, and wish for everything a child could dream of for the New Year. While enjoying the reunion dinner with my large family, I observed my family’s co-tenant, an elderly lady, who would sit alone with two bowls of rice on the table. She was longing for her graduate son to come home to have reunion dinner together. But that never happened.”

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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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