There’s no better ways to record stories from our pioneer generation than to put them into painting. What’s more we have lifelike murals.
Intrigued by a television program featuring Everton Road, Katong Kids Inc also went to explore.
40 Everton Road
Head down to 40 Everton Road. If you are driving, there is a multi-storey car park.
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Many of us have been fascinated by the lifelike murals in Penang. Now, it’s good news to know we can have this at Everton Park as well. The lifelike images of Singapore’s past are the brainchild of Mr Yip Yew Chong, 46, who is a resident near Everton Road and walked along that same road every day for close to 20 years.
A boy reading his favorite 老夫子 Old Master Q comic. I used to be a fan of 老夫子 as well. It’s still fresh in my mind that I used to buy these comics from roadside newspaper stall.
The can of Milkmaid is hanging from the pipe.
We were very impressed at the sight. It looks so real and alive.
It would be a gem if we can still find such traditional cabinet and kitchen sets in Singapore.
Let me feed you…
How do our pioneers washed their kebayas and sarongs? Handwash using a metal tub.
A close-up look of an amah.
I belong to Generation Z 🙂
Best Kept Treasures
Everton Park is arguably one of the best kept treasures in Singapore. We turned to another corner and rows of shophouses greeted us.
How vintage and cool is that? I would love to stay in old shophouses.
Big and Small M weren’t really impressed … but not us 🙂
More Wall Murals
Oops, we thought our visit has come to an end. But not quite so. We were fortunate to chance upon another wall mural.
A traditional chinese provision shop and a street vendor during our younger days.
SG50 Wall Murals
The last part brings us closer to current times.
Are you busy, stress or leading a hectic life? Sometimes, we should take a step back and appreciate our surroundings. We will be surprised the heartlands can have so much more to offer. If you are feeling hungry, there are nice local cafes offering great food.
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7 thoughts on “Mural Art by Yip Yew Chong @ Everton Road”
You actually got me feeling homesick looking at all those murals and street scenes. Thank you. Are you from Katong? I lived in the old Katong area for many years, was baptised at Holy Family & Sunday after mass cakes at Chin Mee Chin.
Love the wall murals! Keep saying I want to go and take a look but oh well, procrastination sets in.
I used to read 老夫子 too!! Seeing these wall murals remind me of my childhood. Gotta bring the kids there to see!
Amazing! The wall murals look so real. They depict the lives of that time and take us back to that period.
Hey Hey! Link up with mine: http://mmlittlee.blogspot.sg/2016/02/the-everton-murals.html
We took our pre-wedding pictures at Everton Road so it has special meaning for us. You can link up with our Everton Mural Post too – http://www.lifestinymiracles.com/2015/09/street-art-of-singapore-everton-road/
we just went there last weekend and was amazed with the work. Will share mine too soon.