Mural Installation - Diverse Neighbourhood
Vibrant and diverse, the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct is endlessly fascinating, filled with rich culture and heritage at every turn. Rediscover the lesser-known stories of this historical neighbourhood through this series of mural installations presented by National Heritage Board.
About the Artwork – Diverse Neighbourhood
From as far back as the 19th century, the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct has been marked by diversity and eclecticism. As one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Singapore, Bras Basah was arguably Singapore’s most ethnically diverse residential neighbourhood. Mixed communities of Chinese including Peranakans, as well as Eurasians, Jews, Malays, Indians, Sikhs, Japanese, Armenians, and Europeans lived in close proximity. With its mix of residents, the district began to take on quite a cosmopolitan flavour! This mural is inspired by oral history interviews from former childhood residents, and pays homage to the energy and kampung spirit of the time.
About the Artist – 8EyedSpud
8EyedSpud is a 2-woman illustration studio founded by Natalie Kwee & Jackie Goh. With over 12 years of collective illustration experience, their clients include Singapore Airlines, Shake Shack, Chope, Grab, Redmart, Singapore Tourism Board & Love Bonito.