Sketches - framed reprints are available
Eurasian Garden Sparrow
Don't Worry about Tomorrow
Be Kind. We rise by Lifting Others
Bless this Home
The Great Hornbill
His Mercies are New every morning
Edenic tea notes
I chose this garlanded facade next to the Chinatown Heritage Centre to backdrop some of the chinoise things I grew up with. Some of the tea notes I cherish are the biscuits of old, the Retro thermos flasks that keep hot Kopi or Teh, the traditional wedding baskets that hold treasures for the bride, Ang Ku kueh for new babies and the family Bak chang! There's lots more in the gardens - of fragrant frangipanis and water lilies in old dragon pots and of edenic memories of happiness. #glimpsesofeden
Coaster 1- Edenic Tea Notes
part of a coaster set
Coaster 2- Singapura Cat
part of Edenic Tea Notes Coaster set
Coaster 3- Edenic Tea Notes
part of a coaster set
Night scene of congested Chinatown street with shoppers buying in preparation for Chinese New Year.
To service the night stalls, electric supplies are tapped from the shophouses or upper floor residences at a normal charge. Naked fluorescent tubes and incandescent bulbs are used and wires are strung everywhere in front of shophouses and over the stalls.
coaster 4- Edenic Tea Notes
Bridging the Past and Present
Changing Singapore’s skyline since 2010 is one of the world’s most difficult engineering feats – the ultramodern Marina Bay Sands. Gracing our journey since 1819, and inked into this sketch, is Elgin Bridge – the first bridge built over the Singapore River. In 2019, we mark the 200th anniversary of Raffles’ arrival in Singapore and look to how our diverse ethnicity has transformed our island republic over 200 years.
Alfresco the gates to Chinatown
The “ma che" and the samsui woman are a fiction of my imagination!
The five-foot way or “kaki lima” are typical of the shophouses of Singapore and protect pedestrians from the hot tropical sun
or sudden rain.
Have a Tiger beer! Pagoda St. Chinat
Titled " HAPPY HOURS AT CHINATOWN" since Niu Che Shui means bullock cart water - they used to ply old Chinatown to supply water. HAVE a Singha beer! Can you spot the Chinese characters ?
Cha-kiat man-Chinatown Heritage C
Cha Kiat man -is he still around? I used to see him perform in Raffles Place. I superimposed him at the Cha Kiat seats outside Chinatown Heritage Centre.
The samsui women were part of an initial group of some 2,000 women hailing mainly from the Sanshui district in Canton (Guangdong), arriving between 1934-1938 together with over 200,000 female Chinese immigrants in search of a better living.
Most of these samsui women would go on to work as general labourers in the construction industry, and many would come to be characterised by the distinctive red headgear* and blue or black samfoo they wore while taking on backbreaking work at construction s
Jtmuses streetwalks: An old man reading the news in Smith Street - just outside Chinatown Complex. Oblivious to the world as he enjoys his paper.
Interestingly- "its red-light reputation contributed character to the street, which was also known for hawker stalls crowding into the street during its heyday reputation as the main "Food Street". There are attempts to recreate the ambiance today by closing parts of the road and turning it into an outdoor eating area"..
Life Goes Like a Dream
Be a Tower of Strength
It’s not what you accomplish in life
that matters but what you overcome.
kingfisher for NLC
Consider the classic poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins: As Kingfishers Catch Fire. The bright wings of a kingfisher spread in flight catch the sun and flash just as Christ flashes from the limbs and eyes and features of human faces. Audacious, right? It’s a bold theological statement to say that we incarnate Christ, especially bold because we do it so imperfectly, so rarely, not at all like Jesus who incarnated God perfectly and permanently
Baptist Theological Seminary
BTS moved to permanent premises at the Baptist Centre at 1023 Upper Serangoon Road. The seminary seeks to provide theological education for men and women called by God to the Christian ministry, continuing education for pastors and church workers, and on-going training to equip believers for effective Christian witness and service.
New life Baptist Church
Illustrations for SUTD
Exhibits at Chinatown Heritage Ctre
till 31 July...