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A Lighter Side of History: Walls of Memories by Yip Yew Chong

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National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement

93 Stamford Road

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A Lighter Side of History:

Walls of Memories by Yip Yew Chong


Several life-sized murals, which express the romance of “places and moments… that blend sights, sounds, smell and tastes”, have captured the imagination of those who have travelled to heritage neighbourhoods such as Kampong Glam and Tiong Bahru. Unknown to many, these were designed and painted by Yip Yew Chong, an accountant who completed his first public mural in August 2015. Hear from Yip as he discusses his hopes of documenting Singapore’s history and heritage through his murals, the behind-the-scenes of creating these works, and his interesting encounters with people in the process.


About A Lighter Side of History

A Lighter Side of History celebrates Singapore’s diverse multicultural heritage, from food and dress to the different languages and customs passed down over the years. Featuring a range of fun and engaging hands-on workshops, talks, performances and demonstrations by heritage experts as well as collectors and practitioners, A Lighter Side of History is designed for everyone, from beginners to history enthusiasts.

Over the three weekends of the Singapore Heritage Festival, A Lighter Side of History will shine the spotlight on individual-led and ground-up initiatives that document Singapore’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

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