Shophouses at Dickson Road, Little India, Singapore
Inspired by the shophouses along Dickson road at Little India, I want to preserve a small piece of history that is slowly disappearing from our landscape. Our forefathers came from afar to set up life in Singapore. Shops on the ground floor and their family home upstairs. They also built and combined ideas from both western and tropical indigenous architecture. This is a fine example of their adaptability to a new world.
Shophouses at Princep Street, Singapore.
Inspired by the colourful shophouses along Princep street, I want to preserve a small piece of history that is slowly disappearing from our landscape. Prinsep Street has undergone a transformation where there is little left of its forgotten past. Thiswas once Singapore’s Jewish Quarter, the Mahallah and this street has probably seen the most dramatic changes since the turn of the last century. This street also made some notable contributions to healthcare in Singapore and was where
the island’s first Maternal and Child Health Clinic was set up in 1923.
Rise & Shine
How do you start your day? I like to wake up to the smell of kopi (local coffee) and fresh kaya toasts (coconut jam). I like my kopi strong with a dash of condensed milk and my kaya toasts served warm & crunchy. Now I am ready to rise and shine!
To the Market, Little India, Singapore
The sketch was inspired by the colourful shophouses at Clive street, Little India. Vegetables of all sorts are found here. The smell is intense and very distinct too. Here at the little market stall you can also experience what life must be like when our forefathers came to Singapore to start a new life.
Inspired by all things Peranakan, you are invited to come in and find out more about this marriage of different cultures. Peranakan generally refers to people of mixed Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage. Many Peranakans trace their origins to 15th-century Malacca where their ancestors were thought to be Chinese traders who married local women. This hybrid of Chinese, Malay and Western cultures has created very unique art, fashion and food.
Sometimes the smallest and most insignificant
moments can bring us much joy. We just need to look closely and discoverhidden gems. Don’t forget to count your blessings too!