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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong

Geyland Serai Bazaar Raya – 2020

“From late 1960 to 2003, this was the scene of the bustling Geyland Serai Ramadan Bazaar? This painting depicts the market in 1970. At that time, Geyland-Changi Road was still bi-directional and the postal code was ‘14’. As a youth, I would make my yearly "pilgrimage” to this market during Ramadan. I loved open air markets and I loved its ethnic feel. I remember waiting at the Haig Road Hawker Centre at dusk to watch people have breakfast after the prayer calls. After dinner, I would cross the road ans squeeze through the packed market. I would queue to cross the overhead bridge to get a view of the light-up from the bridge, before taking my one-hour bus ride home.“

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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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