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

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My last Monday Murals in Singapore

When art and life enhance each other.

Don’t forget to water your plant/life.

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Monday Murals – “Still Here” by Sam Lo (Skl0)

Painted in May 2022 on the back wall of Aliwal Arts Centre.

Pushing for inclusivity, marriage equality, to be recognised as a family, to protect trans lives, equal rights and the freedom to love.

This Pride Month, I wanted to create a mural for the community that made viable our existence, our resilience and how we carved our own spaces. We are still here, and we deserve the freedom to live whole lives

This piece also comes with an accompanying QR code that will take you to a link that gives you access to learn about the community as well as contain valuable resources for the community. From LGBTQIA+ spaces to Heloise’s, I hope this would come in handy in any little way (Instagram)

Happy pride

🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Monday Murals – “Community” by Sam Lo (Skl0)

Painted in January 2020 on the side of Shake Shack building on Neil road.

This piece was specially commissioned by Shake Shack as a live letter to the neighborhood. From the green blocks, the roof eaves, floor tiles to the (mythical) animals like the Qilin, every element is inspired by the beautiful architecture that surrounds it, with a modern take. (Instagram)

Done in January 2020

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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 Businessman’s lovebird side.

“I drew links to each other through elements: -the Fisherman’s bird is enclosed in purple, similar to the purple bag in the Businessman’s. The businessman’s bag is in pink, similar to the interior of the mansion the other bird is looking at. -Both birds are looking in the direction of the golden yellow sun, with the sun signifying the direction of their love (somewhat like a lighthouse’s purpose) -Fisherman’s bird holding a pearl, similar to the string of pearls on the other bird’s wall. -Businessman’s bird wearing fish bones from the other Birds’s catch, hinted by the fishing boat ont he other’s wall (from Instagram)

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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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Monday Murals – “Drawn of a New Age” by Sam Lo aka Skl0

Painted in March 2021 on the side of another Coliwoo co-living building at 1557 Keppel Road

This piece celebrates the vibrant energy that powered this change and the confidence and optimism that comes from a strong community.”

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Monday Murals – “Pure Imagination” by Sam Lo (skl0)

It was painted in May 2021 and it’s located just down the street from our place.

According to the Instagram post: “The design was inspired by the schools in the neighborhood and that the building used to be a school. I imagined the daydreams the students had looking out the windows as they watched their ideas float by, and remembered all over again how that felt to dream freely with no limits”.

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This month I’m sharing murals from artist Sam Lo:

Lo was dubbed the “Sticker Lady” for their pasting of stickers utilising Singlish phrases, such as Press Until Shiok and Anyhow Paste Kena Fine, at traffic-light junctions and public spaces. In 2012, Lo was arrested for spray painting the words “My Grandfather Road” on Maxwell Road and Robinson Road. Their arrest by the police for vandalism sparked an outcry over their work, prompting debates over whether it could be seen as a work of art or vandalism. They were later charged for mischief and sentenced to 240 hours of community service in 2013.

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Monday murals.

This could almost pass for à murals from Yop Yew Chong since it depicts some kind of life in singapore… well there’s no durian trees in singapore but this was right next to a little outdoor shop selling durians.

Just an FYI… I have finally exhausted all the posts of Yip Yew Chong many murals around town.

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Monday Murals

Sometimes the art is enhanced by the real life around it.

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Monday (not quite) Murals – Yip Yew Chong

When Yip Yew Chong recycles his goose and chicken and have a grumpy cat making sure their stay put.

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