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Not Just a Little Red Dot: Joo Chiat

$1,500

Retailing exclusively at Design Orchard, Singapore

Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 75cm

In Singapore, Joo Chiat is synonymous with the Peranakan culture. It is also Singapore’s first Heritage Town, housing a mix of traditional shophouses, historic religious sites and heritage homes.

Built in the 1920s, the Peranakan shophouses along Koon Seng Road are one of the most representative icons of Joo Chiat, and is a living testament to the heritage of the neighbourhood. This is my take on a shophouse, painted in my signature kaleidoscopic colours.

About the ‘Not Just a Little Red Dot’ collection

When someone mentions ‘Singapore’, what comes to mind?

Despite its small land footprint on the world map, Singapore has taken huge strides and big leaps since independence to transform into one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. In Singapore’s transformation journey, iconic national symbols and landmarks were created along the way to represent Singapore in the world, and unite all citizens as one.

Created in my signature contemporary and tactile style, each piece in the collection is inspired by an iconic national symbol or landmark from significant milestones in Singapore’s history and present day developments.

The year when the symbol was created or when the landmark was completed is ‘stamped’ on the artwork, serving as a timestamp marking its historical significance at various points in Singapore’s history.