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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