By Yip Yew Chong
Material : Enamel paint, wood (for temporary installations)
Location : Teck Ghee Court Market & Food Centre, Kebun Baru Market
Duration : Temporary
Collection : Public Art Trust
Dimensions : Various dimensions
This series of mural paintings re-creates scenes from the past in spaces that gave Ang Mo Kio its distinct identity decades ago and are still enjoyed by its community today. Older generations of residents will recognise familiar sights such as kampong houses, the interior of an old kitchen, and the bird cages of Kebun Bahru’s bird singing clubs which still exist today. Situated near the markets, these evocative murals are accompanied by smaller site-specific interventions that together serve as nostalgic reminders of Ang Mo Kio’s rich heritage.
Reminiscing Old Ang Mo Kio is part of Stop and Smell the Ang Mo Dan, a series of public artworks commissioned by the Public Art Trust that invite audiences to slow down and remember the history of Ang Mo Kio while taking a new look at the neighbourhood. These fun and interactive sculptures invite residents and visitors to re-imagine everyday spaces around the neighbourhood and celebrate life in community.
Reminiscing Old Ang Mo Kio was on display from 8 to 25 March 2018.