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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.

Singapore Destination Highlights According to Google Streetview

Google Streetview is a great tool for those who are eager to find new places to visit in Singapore. Google Street view has curated several locations everyone should check out here in SG. Here are some of those locations.

1. Mount Faber Park
Mount Faber Park is one of the oldest parks in Singapore. It is located atop Mount Faber, a hill about 105 meters in height. For those who like to be surrounded by nature, Mount Faber is covered by a secondary rainforest so that you can surround yourself with nature.

There is a lot to do in Mount Faber. There is bird watching, guided tours, and exercising along its trails. Its location also allows its patrons to see the sights of Sentosa and other Southern Islands.

It is open 24 hours and is located on Mount Faber Road.

2. Punggol Promenade Point Walk
Overlooking the Straits of Johor, the Punggol Promenade is ideal for a romantic walk by the seaside, or a meditative stroll while enjoying the greenery.

The nearby Punggol Point Park is also an ideal place where you can simply lounge and take in the view. If the snacking mood ever strikes, there are various outlets available that serve food and beverages near the park. There is also a nearby playground where children can play. While waiting for the perfect shot of the sunset, you can do many other activities available to do in the park, like cycling and horseback riding.

3. St. John Island
Previously called Pulau Sakijang Bendera, St. John Island is one of the Southern Islands of Singapore. This island is 40.5 hectares of quiet beauty, a quick escape from the noise of the mainland. It is a spot perfect for rest and relaxation, with its white sand beaches and beautiful bright blue waters.

Visitors can choose to stay in one of the many chalets and bungalows available on the island or camp out on the ground. There are many locations where one could choose to spend their time on: picnic grounds, trekking routes, and soccer fields. Fishing is also available on the island, as well as monthly guided tours. As a bonus, St. John Island also houses a huge stray cat population that is friendly to humans.

St. John Island can be accessed from the Marina South Pier.

4. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Back in 2015, The Singapore Botanic Gardens was honored as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and has been the only tropical park included in the list. It has also been ranked as Asia’s biggest park attraction since 2013 by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. The Gardens founded in 1859 and continues to contribute to the scientific community from its studies on various facets of botany.

The Singapore Botanic Garden is open from 5 am to midnight daily.