Murals reminiscent of old Ang Mo Kio
Loving Husband and I explored Ang Mo Kio this past Sunday morning. I was delighted to find these murals along a series of walls at Block 341 Teck Ghee Court Market, painted by one of my favourite mural artists, YC, depicting this suburb of old.
I was particularly captivated by this kitchen scene because we had very similar wooden cupboardwhen I was a child in the early 1970s, complete with the 4-panelled window. We even had the green formica table & chairs (towards the back of the scene) in our kitchen.
- Ang Mo Kio translated from the Hokkien literally means Red-haired Person’s Bridge. Ang Mo = Caucasian person (of any hair colour actually). There is some speculation as to why this suburb is so named: one version involves a Lady Windsor (a Caucasian woman) mourning a drowned child on a bridge; the other & more likely, after British civil engineer John Turnbull Thomson (a Caucasian man) who built a bridge for military transport in the area.