Happy Place, Happy Space
Many in Singapore still prefer visiting a wet market, as opposed to the supermarket, to shop for the freshest fruits, vegetables & meats.
In Singapore, wet market is so-called because people clean the floors with water after washing vegetables or cleaning fish, and thus it is often wet. However, a typical wet market is not totally wet. There are two sections in each wet market – the wet area and the dry area. Products such as meat, poultry, and fish are selling at the wet section while herbs, spices, grain, beans, dried noodles, and dried seafood are available at the dry area.TheBestSingapore
Many shoppers enjoy the relationships cultivated with stall-holders: the assurance they are getting the best value for their dollar. Also important, it is a community space for socialising after errands are done: a leisurely cup of coffee over breakfast, a chat with neighbours to catch up on the latest news,
“Wet Market” is the latest YC mural, tucked in an alley at 30 Temple Street in Chinatown.
So excited when I spotted it!
… the artist is ending the year (2021) on a massively impressive note after finishing a monumental three-storey mural on 30 Temple Street in Chinatown, where he used to live.Time Out
The scenes depicted are reminiscent of the Chinatown street market from the 1970s-1980s.
The artist, who is famed for being able to paint vivid details from his memory, also painted his mum twice in the mural”Time Out
Both times YC’s mum appears is in the following Coffee Shop scene: the 1st is the lady running the food stall in the back right. The 2nd is at the front right, where she is the cashier.
From left: 1) Dried Goods Stall/Rice Dumpling Cart/Coffee Shop, 2) hair dressing, ear wax cleaning, 3) smoking ducks
After my first encounter with this magnificent work, I am set for a return visit to spend more time with the intricate details of story-telling. Stay-tuned …
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- Feature photo is my contribution to SquareOdd hosted by Becky at Life of B. I had to take many parts of the mural from odd angles due to the height of the wallscape, and the narrowness of the alleyway.
2. This post is also my contribution to