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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong
Tanjong Malang – 2020

“This unique painting defies time, straddling 1844 and 2020. It depicts a once-important bustling capetown called Tanjong Malang, in the south coast of Singapore. The town comprised a Malay fishing village, a Hakka temple village, a hilltop Mausoleum of a revered Muslim Saint (Habib Noh), a Mosque below it, and a Parsi cemetery. It was an exemplary multiracial settlement, alongside Telok Ayer to its north. As Singapore developed, the hills were leveled, the bay filled, and the beaches made concrete. Soon, it became Singapore’s Central Business District. Today, glittering towers and flyovers surround and conceal the only remnants of his historic town -the Mausoleum, the mosque and the Hakka temple.”

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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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