A Total TaiTai Tale

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

Tag: street art

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Monday Murals – ArtWalk in Little India


A Sailor’s Guide to Little India by A’shua Imran – 2 Veerasamy Road, Alley on side of Tiny Island Productions


It’s an imagined map that reflects the journeys of the people who first arrived in Little India that tells stories about their lives and encounters.

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NB: This will be the last posting of Monday Murals before the summer break. I have a few more from Little India I didn’t get the chance to post and I’ve heard that my favorite Singaporean Artist Yip Yew Chong had painted a couple more so I guess Monday Murals will come back in September 😉

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2Y0HOJD

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Monday Murals – ArtWalk in Little India

Light in Little India by Elmac – 107 Rowell Road, Alleyway connecting Rowell Road and Desker Road, close to Jalan Besar.

American street artist Elmac was invited to put up his works during the Singapore Night Festival in 2010 – these are some of the older murals that are still around today, which is quite a feat, though that alleyway is a little more cluttered up with plants and people these days. Elmac’s work has a very distinct style using concentric circles that is great to see up close.  He uses actual people as subjects, and while this portrait Light in Little India looks like a local Indian man, it’s actually based off a photograph of a person he met in Miami.

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2WY3sAO

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Monday Murals – ArtWalk in Little India

Working Class Hero by ZERO (Mohammed Zulkarnaen Bin Othman)

The artist intended the mural to be a tribute to the migrant workers who frequent Little India.
Fans of Indian cinema may well recognize the shades of Rajinikanth, one of its biggest stars. Rajinikanth, who rose from a humble background, is seen as an inspiration to many, and that includes the artist.

Mr. Zulkarnaen, a Lasalle alumnus, said: “I grew up watching Rajinikanth movies and he has an immense fan following within the South Indian Community. I want to remind everyone that it is possible to be successful despite your background” (ArtWalk2017)

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2JSPB8M

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Monday Murals – ArtWalk in Little India

Kathaka by Didier Mathieu aka Jaba – Serangoon Road &Upper Dickson Road

The name is a reference to a type of Indian dance. These Kathaka Indian dancers are not the easiest to photograph because of the location and pillars.

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2K9hsku

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Monday Murals – ArtWalk in Little India.

Layers by Shah Rizzal.

This quirky rendition of Little India called Layers by is also by Shah Rizzal for the 2018 edition of Artwalk Little India. It’s a bit different from his usual more graffiti style, but you can actually find all these buildings in this mural around Little India, so keep your eyes peeled. Note there are some dotted line silhouettes, room for more new things in the future alongside the mishmash of the current day.

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2Jw399S

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Monday Murals – ArtWalk in Little India

Traditional Trades of Little India by Psyfool

The 10 Traditional Trades of Little India is a mural woven together by local artist Psyfool.  There is the parrot astrologer who uses a parrot to pick fortunes, a garland maker who makes these fragrant flower chains, Kacang Puteh man who sells the street snacks, and of course the dhobis – washermen and women for which the Dhoby Ghaut area was named for, and the many traders and merchants who settled in the area years ago. (ArtWalk2016)

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2DV41Rg

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Monday Murals – ArtWalk in Little India.

Cattleland2 by Eunice Lim near Kerbeau Roa.

The work is a tribute both to the name of the nearby Kerbau (that’s a Malay word for Buffalo) Road and the reverence that Hindus place upon cattle, look closely at the traditional Indian patterns on the cattle.

Cattleland2 presents what is encompassed within a community: whimsical instances, organic relationships and unity in differences. Every individual has a unique take on life, and our relationships are enriched through our varying historical and cultural experiences. Through the depiction of cattle and the role they play in everyday life, the artist accentuates the concept of a diverse community. (ArtWalk2017)

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2UPz2LU

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Monday Murals – Little India

For the last 5 years (started in 2015) there’s been an annual multidisciplinary public art project in Little India calmly ArtWalk Little India and through artworks such as wall murals (what I’m concentrating on here), music, film and performances, artists bring to life history and traditions of Little India.

This piece, Madam Mogra, Jasmine of the City by Nadia Alsagoff was created for the ArtWalk Little India 2017. It’s located in a small alley between Race Course Road and Chandler Road. It’s a tribut to the sacrifices of migrant workers who come to Singapore to work for higher wages. It’s quite a longish artwork, in a very tight alleyway hence not easy to photograph. When I visited I liked that a well placed plant pot making it look like the artwork sprout from there!!

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2Pn9chf

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Monday Murals – Little India

For the last 5 years (started in 2015) there’s been an annual multidisciplinary public art project in Little India calmly ArtWalk Little India and through artworks such as wall murals (what I’m concentrating on here), music, film and performances, artists bring to life history and traditions of Little India.

This piece, Madam Mogra, Jasmine of the City by Nadia Alsagoff was created for the ArtWalk Little India 2017. It’s located in a small alley between Race Course Road and Chandler Road. It’s a tribut to the sacrifices of migrant workers who come to Singapore to work for higher wages. It’s quite a longish artwork, in a very tight alleyway hence not easy to photograph. When I visited I liked that a well placed plant pot making it look like the artwork sprout from there!!

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2GrlOju

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Monday Murals

The third and last Murals of the series ” Dreams of Chinatown” at Mohamed Ali Lane (side wall of house 227 South Bridge Road)

“Paper Mask & Puppet Seller” plus the whole art display in one picture. 

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2HncmRR