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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Preparing for the Haj – 2020

“Since young I’ve been fascinated by Bussorah Street for its "tunnel view” of the grand Sultan Mosque. Thus, I have painted many scenes of Bussorah Street, including a fantasy scene of the street covered in snow, painted in 1987! This most recent painting, set in 1972, is a very special one. It is most intricate and took the most amount of historical research. It depicts Haj pilgrims, families and Khaji shopkeepers busy preparing for the Haj. Singapore was once a stopover for pilgrims in the region who took the sea route to Mecca, and Kg Glam was where preparations for the journey took place. When I posted a photo of this painting on social media, it was very well received by the Malay/Muslim community. Many shared their memories of sending their grannies off at Kg Glam for the Haj.“

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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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