Hidden Street Art in Singapore

Hidden Street Art in Singapore
July 05 11:07 2016 Print This Article




Although still illegal in most places around the world, both street art and graffiti have become increasingly popular and accepted. In Singapore too, there has been an influx of really good art in the streets. Here are some spots to find hidden street art in Singapore. If you are in need for more inspiration, you should follow the Singapore Street Art Instagram Account!

Horne Road

If you’re walking down Horne Road towards Lavender MRT, you can see a large mural by Ben Qwek. The black, red, and yellow graphic features some local cultural icons, such as the red chair, Peranakan tiles and a kopi packet. If you look with a more investigative eye, you might be able recognise the familiar symbol of an international beer company. Although it is a sneaky advertisement for an exclusive and limited bottle release, the imagery looks amazing.

Belilios Road

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Tucked away in a small side alley off Belilios Road in Little India, you can find another large mural called Traditional Trades of Little India, which was crafted by @psyfool. Just as the title suggests, the mural offers some visual history of the neighbourhood.

Upper Dickson Road

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Just on the other side of Serangoon Road in a side alley off Upper Dickson Road is a shiny and golden mural entitled Loops of the Precious by Priyageetha Diayalan. As the light changes, it seems to change its tone and colour.

Why not explore the area with our Little India Neighbourhood Guide!

Buffalo Road – Tekka Centre

If you frequent the Tekka Centre in Little India, you might have noticed several paintings by @ts1, which were a part of the SG50 celebrations. The area is full of people so you might want to look carefully, they are easy to miss.

Aliwal Arts Centre

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Although the Aliwal Arts Centre is a known graffiti spot in Singapore, there are smaller paintings to look out for. The two whispering girls by the Italian artist by Alice Pasquini and the bigger painting, called Singapura Graffiti Falls.  There were made by @clog_two, @inkten, and @shen3.


Sultan Arts Centre

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In the same neighbourhood is another, but lesser known, street art spot. The Sultan Arts Centre is home to several paintings and graffiti throw-ups by different artists. Do walk by and take a look as the paintings change frequently.

Sultan Gate

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Celebrating their arrival in the neighbourhood, A.R.C. Coffee had Yip Yew Chong create a wonderful coffee-inspired painting called Part of Coffee Story. If you swing by for a coffee, make sure you have a look around the corner as the painting is directed towards the car park and hence easy to miss.

Bras Basah Complex

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HDBs are an increasingly popular spot for murals. The tall and often white walls are simply perfect for art! Although the example at the Bras Basah Complex is a smaller one, it is joyful and refreshes the entire space it is in. This painting was made by @theyok, @spacecandy, and @fecks.

Holland Village Food Centre

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Although you might frequent the Holland Village for a relaxing brunch and a couple of drinks, you may never have discovered the cats at the Holland Village Food Centre. Hidden on the backside, the small cats appear from behind signs and seem to be jumping from windows. All have come from Zium Art.

Do use our Holland Village Neighbourhood Guide while you’re there!

Substation

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The Substation on Armenian Street is known for its cultural activities. But don’t forget the paintings, graffiti writings, and throw-ups at the side alley.

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