A Total TaiTai Tale

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

Tag: street arts

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Monday Murals Reminiscing Old Changi Days by Yip Yew Chong

This 37m long mural at Changi Airport Terminal 4 Basement level reminisces the old Changi days before Changi Airport was built in 1970s. From aeroplane-watching at Changi beach, to peeking over the fence of the Royal Air Force Station; From playing ‘tarik upih’ with village kids, to shopping and dining at the variety of shophouses lining Changi Village; The mural transports you to a charming old world brimming with new aspirations.

Instead of taking a picture of the long mural on each side of the corridor I decided to take a picture of each panel and post them over a longer period of time. The murals are so full of details it seems like a waste of the artist work and talent to not give it justice.

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Monday Murals – Samsui by Yip Yew Chong.

An abstract and colourful interpretation of the hardy Samsui Women, who migrated to Singapore from Southern China in the 1940s and worked mainly in the construction industry to make a living. This delightful installation outside the newly opened Samsui Restaurant at Changi Jewel L3, showcases their simple “lunch box” eating utensils.  The Samsui Restaurant is part of the popular Cantonese cuisine group “Soup Restaurant”.

And here’s another post about the Samsui Women

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Monday Murals – Tiger at The Rail Mall by Yip Yew Chong

A car was parked in front of the tiger mural when I took att the other murals (second picture) but I’m so dedicated that I went back to get you a proper pictures ;-).

In the 1800s, the Bukit Timah jungles were rampantly deforested to develop Gambier and Pepper plantations. The loss of habitat forced the tigers to prowl the plantations and villages. When the incidents of tiger attacks on plantation coolies increased, the then British government gave rewards for capturing the tigers. The last wild tiger shot in Singapore happened on 26 Oct 1930 at Choa Chu Kang Village. This mural is a tribute to the jungles, wild tigers and the plantation coolies. They were all sacrificed to develop Singapore into the trading city we are today. 

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Monday Murals – Gambier Plantation at The Rail Mall by Yip Yew Chong

I almost didn’t see this mural as it was in a different part of the Rail Mall and a car was parked in front of it at first.

Gambier was a popular crop in the 19th century, for making medicine and dyes for fabrics and leather. The mural offers a glimpse of how the crop was plucked, boiled and sun-dried.

Gambier plantations existed even before Raffles arrived in Singapore in 1819. Owned mostly by Teochews and Malays, they lined present day Upper Bukit Timah Road, Seletar and Thomson areas. Many plantation farmers were killed by tigers in the Upper Bukit Timah area, to the extent that the British gave rewards to farmers and hunters who in turn, killed the tigers (lookout for this mural!)

By the late 19th century, Gambier plantations were replaced by the more profitable rubber and pineapple plantations. By 1930, the last tiger in Singapore was killed at the ‘10th Mile’ Choa Chu Kang 

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Monday Murals – Traditonal Shops at the Rail Mall by Yip Yew Chong

Blending the old with the new: In between the 2 murals is the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shop.  #LovingIt

The 9th Mile Sarabat Stall was named because it was 9 miles away from the Zero point which is located at (today) Fullerton Hotel (but was the Post Office then)

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Monday Murals – Rail Way at The Rail Mall by Yip Yew Chong

Painted in the side of the Rail Mall along Upper Bukit Timah Road just a Stone away from the iconic Rail Corridor and Bukit Timah Réserve

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We are back with Monday Murals series, which is a great relief so I have at least one post a week not to worry about 😂

And back with my favorite Singaporean artist, Yip Yew Chong and his View from Elgin Bridge.

This was a temporary installation back in October. Yip Yew Chong said that it was his “largest” artwork by stealing the skyline.

The view transported you back pre-1984 with the TongKangs (created from wooden clogs) overlooking Boat Quay and the present day skyline.

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Monday Murals – TRANS Family Service Center by Yip Yew Chong (3/3)

Another series of murals painted by Yip Yew Chong I had to chase in an HDB

The slogan on this newly painted mural is the mission and vision of TRANS Family Service Centre (FSC), a non profit secular organization that provides social services to individuals and families, from all walks of life, as they navigate through challenging times. Established in 1979, TRANS FSC now has 5 centres across Singapore that organise outreach activities and provide support and counseling to the communities. This mural was created to commemorate their 40 years of services.

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Monday Murals – TRANS Family Service Center by Yip Yew Chong (2/3)

Another series of murals painted by Yip Yew Chong I had to chase in an HDB

The slogan on this newly painted mural is the mission and vision of TRANS Family Service Centre (FSC), a non profit secular organization that provides social services to individuals and families, from all walks of life, as they navigate through challenging times. Established in 1979, TRANS FSC now has 5 centres across Singapore that organise outreach activities and provide support and counseling to the communities. This mural was created to commemorate their 40 years of services.

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Monday Murals – TRANS Family Service Center by Yip Yew Chong (1/3)

Another series of murals painted by Yip Yew Chong I had to chase in an HDB

The slogan on this newly painted mural is the mission and vision of TRANS Family Service Centre (FSC), a non profit secular organization that provides social services to individuals and families, from all walks of life, as they navigate through challenging times. Established in 1979, TRANS FSC now has 5 centres across Singapore that organise outreach activities and provide support and counseling to the communities. This mural was created to commemorate their 40 years of services.

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