Splashes of Colors on a Plain Background: 5 Examples of Singaporean Street Art

Not everyone likes street art; however, everyone can agree that street art livens up crisp and clean Singapore with splashes of color in the most unexpected of places. While street art is considered illegal here in Singapore, street artists can still make their art through commissions from patrons, giving us brilliant works of art.

Here are some of the street art you can find here in Singapore.

1. Satay Club and Kampong Gelam by Yip Yew Chong
These two murals are located on the sides of the doorway of Hotel NuVe, to its right and left. Satay Club depicts people eating satay, and was created in July of 2016. Kampong Gelam was created a month after, depicting a family with many baskets, perhaps for sale.

YC’s murals can be found all over Singapore. His artwork often features the everyday life of Singapore, such as getting a haircut (depicted in Barber in 39 Everton Road), or reading the newspaper in the living room (depicted in Home in Eu Chin Street Block 74).

2. Girl Caressing a Lion Cub by Ernest Zacharevic
Girl Caressing a Lion Cub is a gigantic mural that you cannot miss. It can be found along Victoria Street; more murals by the same artist can be found on the same street. Other murals include Child Peeping out of Window, a small easily missed mural wherein a small girl peeps out of a white square; in an exercise in multimedia (here, a shopping cart sawed in half is stuck to a wall) is a mural called Children Freewheeling in Supermarket Carts.

3. Peacock by Mike Makatron
If Girl Caressing a Lion Cub is too large to be missed, then Peacock by Mike Makatron is even more so. This mural encompasses the three stories of Tiong Bahru Market and Food Center and depicts a blue peacock on a bright orange background.

This mural can be found in and was commissioned by the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre.

4. Harmony by ANTZ and Tiffany Yeo
This colorful mural was commissioned by *SCAPE and depicts rabbits wearing traditional outfits of different cultures. Behind them are different items used in their respective traditions. You can also find more murals nearby, most of which change frequently.

5. Light in Little India by El Mac and Tyke Witnes
Starkly different from Harmony’s bright colors, this monochromatic mural by two American street artists depicts a man staring downwards onto the street. This mural can be found on the Broadcast HQ Building found on 107 and 109 Rowell Road, and was created for the Singapore Night Festival on 2010.

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