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1986 - Shophouse City

By Kaiyee Tay - http://www.kaiyeejelly.com

I've always found shophouses quaint and charming – precious structures from another era that stood in stark contrast to our office buildings and towering cranes. To me, they are a nice reminder that even though we've come so far, Singaporeans still value our humble beginnings.

In my artwork, I attempted to capture a moment where both the old and new collide, something that is happening more and more in our ever-changing Singapore. As we look to the future, I hope that we will always have these colourful shophouses and orange-tiled roofs to remind us of our colourful past.