Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sketch 4/30 - Tiong Bahru (November 2010)

Tiong Bahru Estate was primarily a Chinese area so I thought the use of Chinese ink for the tree was appropriate.
This is Tiong Bahru - the venue of a new friendship formed one evening in 2010 over hawker food. I-Jin introduced to Kok Ming who kindly brought me to the neighbourhood where he grew up. Most of it has changed and road names altered but the Streamline Moderne flats with the rounded balconies and flat roofs are still there. So are the Straits Settlement shop-houses - I liked what I saw, so I went back the next morning to sketch.

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