You have probably seen his colourful murals depicting local life from a bygone era around heritage sites like Chinatown and Tiong Bahru. You have probably admired the incredible amount of details that goes into his paintings. You might even have taken pictures of these murals for your own Instagram. In commemorating the Singapore Bicentennial, Yip Yew Chong, the man behind these paintings, hopes to inspire more than just artistic admiration.
With his latest mural at Temple Street (next to Sri Mariamman Temple) depicting a traditional Cantonese opera, he wants to remind Singaporeans of our rich culture, and how our country’s success is a result of Singaporeans coming together to help one another. Through this, he hopes to garner the support of the community to uplift those in need, and raise funds for the five causes supported by Community Chest: adults with disabilities, children with special needs and youth-at-risk, families in need, persons with mental health conditions and vulnerable seniors.
Catch him painting on-site from now to 26 April, or donate to Community Chest to support the Singaporean spirit of giving.
Find out more about Yip Yew Chong and his murals in the video below:
Check out some of his works below or click here for more.