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 Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka – 2020

In 1820, one year after Raffles’ landing, Arab merchant and philanthropist Syed Omar bin Ali Aljunied built the very first Mosque in Singapore – the Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka. The Mosque served the early Muslin settlers in a Kampong south of the Singapore River which Raffles designated for Muslims, including Raffles’ tutor, Munshi Abdullah, who once lived in the kampong. This digital oil painting is a re-imagination of the Mosque in 1920. It was specially painted for a book that commemorates the Mosque’s 200th anniversary

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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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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Grand Hôtel de l’Europe – 2020

Back in March/April Yip Yew Chong had a few exhibitions across Singapore. The first one was at ArtPorters gallery with some of his murals-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 me! one less post to think about 😉)

“Many people are aware that the present-day National Gallery was once a Supreme Court and City Hall. However few people know that on the site once stood a beautiful hotel – The Grand Hotel de l’Europe. When I was asked to create a representational painting of the National Gallery as part of a NAC-Plural Art project, I chose to paint its predecessor building instead because I found the two buildings strikingly similar, except for the hotel’s square crown as opposed to the gallery’s green dome. To make sure the National Gallery is represented, I painted an artist sitting on the Padang painting a scene of the present-day building!”

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Monday Murals… I did a thing.

It started with recording my walk researching again some of Yip Yew Chong Murals around Chinatown, then I walked to Everton to document those as well, and finally decided that I wasn’t that far from Tiong Bahru so I thought I may as well walk there too.

Then I got carried away and started to add a few murals locations around those areas, then a little further away, and a little further away to finally pin ALL the locations.

While I was at it, I added my photos of the murals and then some explanations from Yip Yew Chong website.

You can find the map here: http://bit.ly/YYCMurals (best opened on a desktop to be able to fully take advantage of it 😉)

Overachiever much!🙄

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Monday Murals – Waves of the Strait 2 (Aug. 209)

The murals by Yip Yew Chong in Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island actually start with Three large “windows” (which i unfortunately didn’t take a close up!) and prelude views of the Staruts in the 1400s, 1800s and 1970s

And this will be my last Murals from Yip Yew Chong but not last painting from him 😉

You can find all of his murals here

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Monday Murals – Waves of the Strait – Aug 2019

For some reason I’ve never posted those “murals” from Yip Yew Chong you can find at Fort Siloso on Sentosa island.

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Monday Murals

A few “Yip Yew Chong” inspired murals are popping up around Singapore. This one is in Little India.

PS: I reached out to the Artist and he said that the restaurant didn’t seek his permission and were actually pretty rude about it. He told him that he took a photo of the murals in a public place so he could do whatever he wanted with it. #PeopleNotUnderstandingHowCopyrightWorks 😞

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Monday Murals by Ceno2

The Samui old ladies is a classic of representation on murals. This is the other part of the Mural posted last week.

Graffiti artist Ceno2 (real name Mohammad Allan Ramlan) is Singaporean and one of few household names in the Singapore street-art scene. He is known for his photo-realistic human portraits.

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Monday murals by Ceno2 (May 2019)

This is like the color copy of the murals featured at the other venue of this place, Singapura Club on Haji Lane.

Graffiti artist Ceno2 (real name Mohammad Allan Ramlan) is Singaporean and one of few household names in the Singapore street-art scene. He is known for his photo-realistic human portraits.

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Monday Murals – Folding Dreams by Eunice Hannah Lim

Part of the ArtWalk in Little India (2021). This is only part of the whole murals. I will need to go back and photograph the rest of it.

Folding Dreams shares the story of how humble beginnings can create a business legacy, inspired by the history of Mustafa Centre. At an early age in the 1960s, founder Mustaq Ahmad helped out at his family’s pushcart business selling food and drinks. Soon, the budding entrepreneur started selling handkerchiefs which he bought using his pocket money. From then, the family business took off. The artwork depicts a makeshift stall where the handkerchiefs are folded into massive cranes.

Through Folding Dreams, the artist hopes that despite difficult times, we are reminded of such stories and be inspired to follow our dreams. As one humble handkerchief business could one day become a place where everyone can go to 24/7, she hopes this artwork can inspire people to give simple ideas a go and see how it comes into fruition.

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Monday murals.

I had absolutely no information about this murals besides that it is located on Armenian Street. I don’t even remember seeing it before (turns out is only a year old) but it caught my attention while I was on my way to see another street artist, Yip Yew Chong exhibition at the Substation and right after taking this picture ;-). After some digging I found this:

RASA SAYANG by LabSixFive

The mural is named Rasa Sayang, which translates to ‘loving feeling’ in Malay. We drew inspiration from the history of the shophouse to portray the local Peranakan heritage and a glimpse into their lives in the past. (See the process here)

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