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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong

Pulau Saigon – 2020

“Once upon a time, there was an island in the middle of Singapore River, called Pulau Saigon. It was an important island at the crossroad of transportation and ethnic settlements. A historical railway track ran through this river island from around 1906 till 1932. The island was gradually merged to the south bank of the Singapore River from around 1972 to 1991. In 1984, I walked across the island daily for a whole month as I worked in a warehouse wrapping hampers during my school holidays, but I didn’t know it was an island then! Today, the Central Expressway tunnels underneath the expunged island. This painting also showcases several past and present landmarks around the Singapore river. Try spotting them! Hint: This view is seen form Pearl’s Hill.”

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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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