A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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Monday Murals – “A Take of Two Worlds” by Sam Lo (Skl0)

Diptych painted in January/February 2022 at Amber Hotel. This is the Malay fishermen community.

This is one half of a diptych about Kampong Amber and the community that it once was. Chinese businessman and Malay fishermen used to live side by side in beachfront bungalows and wooden thatched houses respectively and were a tight community m. With industrialisation and modernization, the community was eventually split up and relocated, and. Pre roads were built between the people and the sea, their livelihood.

This mural as a result tells the story of two lovebirds, one belonging to the businessmen and the other to the fishermen. Usually seen in pairs, the lovebirds are separated on opposite ends of the building, never meeting. This is characterized by the yearning for each other as they look into the distance of the other’s environment and holding a momento from their time together. (From Sam’s Instagram)

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This was to be my goodbye Monday Murals Post.

Posing next to a painting of Durians, the King of Fruit (but smelly) in Asia by my favorite Singaporean Street artist Yip Yew Chong and the one I documented the most in the past 4 years.

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16-May-2022: D-34 before departure

When I arrived in Singapore in 2016 I was wandering around Neil road and discovered 3 murals Yip Yew Chong had painted just a few months earlier. It was love at first sight and the start of my quest to photograph them all. Luckily for me he kept painting more every few months and I kept looking for them all around the islands. I got the chance to meet him a few times, while he was painting his murals and at the preview of his first solo art exhibition at my friend Guillaume’s art gallery.

During the pandemics he started painting on canvas and I have also documented them on my Monday Murals posts. His depiction of life long gone in Singapore is amazing and each piece is full of details. You could lose yourself in front of each of his murals and canvas.

All of Yip Yew Chong art: https://atotaltaitaitale.tumblr.com/tagged/CelineAndYipYewChongArt/chrono

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~~~Just a little FYI So for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!!~~~

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