Rasa Sayang

Mural on Armenian Street

Titled Rasa Sayang (translated from the Malay, it means loving feeling), this mural is found at the end of a row of shophouses on Armenian Street. It was commissioned by the National Heritage Board to commemorate the reopening of the street as a pedestrian mall.

Rasa Sayang

The mural draws from Peranakan (Straits Chinese) heritage and scenes from life in the kampong (translated from Malay: enclosure or village)

“Rasa Sayang” is a folk song we learnt as children. I found this whimsical rap version made with footage of Singapore in the 1980s.

This post is my contribution to Monday Mural hosted by Sami at ColourfulWorld.

20 Comments

    1. And in fact, I did take a while to get around to all the different stories being told. It’s quite fun!

      Thanks for sharing in my delight, Elizabeth!

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  1. That shows a fascinating story about life in a community that’s totally unfamiliar to me, so I find it really wonderful to see. I would love to know more about them.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I guess by your turn of phrase, the restaurant is no longer in operation? Thanks for enjoying the mural, Su!

      P/S An unrelated comment: I was out this morning and I saw 2 other people admiring a sculpture. I immediately thought of you and your “Special Moments” post and “recording the experience of art”. I managed to capture the moment on my phone … I am so very pleased with myself!

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