Join us for this informative tour combining the unique street art of Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong and the history of Chinatown.
Our tour will begin with a visit to the Thian Hock Keng Temple, built in 1838 by Hokkien immigrants giving thanks to the goddess of the sea Mazu.
We will then follow the artist’s trail of murals spanning from 2016 until 2023, depicting customs and traditions as well as real people and family members (not to mention his cat). Our guide, Sarah Lev, will share with us the stories related to each mural.
We will continue towards South Bridge Road to see more murals such as the Cantonese Opera and the Paper Mask Puppet Seller, before we continue through the narrow streets of Chinatown to see his Chinatown home mural and his recent Clog maker mural.
Yip Yew Chong was born and raised in this neighbourhood and worked as an accountant for many years while pursuing his artistic career as a street artist in his free time.
Date: Wednesday 31st January 2024
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Meet: 09:50am Telok Ayer Street, the nearest MRT station is Tanjong Pagar or Telok Ayer stations.
Cost: $40 ANZA Member, $45 Non-Member
Additional Notes: Wear comfortable shoes, wear sunscreen and bring water and an umbrella just in case.
Fitness Level: High – Substantial walking/exertion required in the heat. Expect to be on your feet for most of this tour. Infrequent rest stops