The government of Singapore has made it illegal to create street art. On the other hand, there are a number of locations across the city where you may see graffiti.
Some of them are legitimate works of art, and what’s more, is that they are always evolving. Our selection of locations where you can view wall art without feeling any regret:
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There was a spot for graffiti on one of the streets in Singapore that was known for having the biggest parties. In the vicinity of the G-MAX attraction, you’ll see a big wall that was painted by Kala Roseanne.
The Singaporean artist, Mr Yip Yew Chong, was inspired by the street art in Penang, Malaysia, to create these heartwarming and endearing works of art for the walls of this space.
In Kampong Glam, this street may be found amid an otherwise peaceful Malay neighbourhood. It is similar to an outdoor art exhibition in that it showcases the work of both domestic and international artists. Alice Pasquini and the Singaporean talent Zul Othman (ZERO) both have interesting bodies of work that are worth your time.
In addition to the stylish businesses owned by independent designers and the same coffee cafes, this hipster strip also features amazing street art works by artists from all over the world.
Rowell Road, Little India
During the Singapore Night Festival in 2010, the American artist’s El Mac 1 and Tyke Witnes AWR produced two pieces of graffiti that are now on display in this area and are worth seeing.
Sketched by local artist Yip Yew Chong, the 40m-long vibrant artwork behind Thian Hock Keng temple spans down Amoy Street. Hokkien immigrants’ early lives are vividly depicted in Yip’s book. The piece of art is made up of seven separate panels. It shows a modern Chinese wedding ceremony and the busy days of the kampong.
This painting, depicting bullock carts and sights from the now-defunct New World Amusement Park, can be found on French Road between HDB buildings in Jalan Besar. The artwork was made by a group in Singapore called Social Creatives. Their goal is to promote community art at HDB flats across the country.
Geylang Park Connector
Look out for this Arowana mural by Didier Jaba Mathieu if you’re out for a run in the Joo Chiat neighborhood and use the Geylang Park Connector. The mural by children from Jamiyah Children’s Home is a feast for the eyes.
Sultan Arts Village
Graffiti that is sure to leave an impression may be discovered here, among the many art galleries and boutiques. You may also go to The Black Book store, which was established by a group of graffiti writers known as ZincNiteCrew (ZNC).
This street is now hosting an exhibition of the work of Ernest Zakharevich, one of the most well-known street artists in Lithuania. The Girl with a Lion Cub sculpture is one of our favourites, and it can be seen near the crossroads with Jalan Pisang. In addition, you may see work by Zakharevich near the corner of Everitt Road and Joo Chiat Terrace.
Museum of Peranakan Culture
Because of its well-known collection of street arts, the neighbourhood surrounding the museum is consistently ranked as one of the most popular locations among Instagram users. Listen to what they have to say.
Tiong Bahru Market.
The neighbourhood that surrounds the market is well-known for the skilled street art that it has. Huge Art of animals, birds, and fish may be found adorning the walls of this room. Amazing photographs are being captured.
The delicious burgers and creamy shakes from Shake Shack are still available for delivery or takeout. That’s not all 89 Neil Road has to offer. Local artist Sam Lo created paintings for the new location, which pay homage to the area’s many cultures through references to local symbols. The building’s exterior has a bird and Chinese qilin, as well as Malay roof eaves and colourful Peranakan tiles, symbolising Peranakan culture.
It’s no surprise that the arts and history area of Bras Basah is covered with — what else? — art. Benches and light poles are covered with neon paint – but go away from the main street and burrow into the lanes. The quiet corner of Queen Street is an amazing mixed-media collage – weird one-eyed creatures, tigers, and dragons bordered by bubble alphabets – that covers the dismal industrial walls.
Don’t walk down the Singapore River without taking the underpass next time. Underneath these canals, you’ll find a surprising quantity of art. Under Coleman Bridge, paintings of Sir Stamford Raffles, Samsui ladies, and the roaring lion take you to historic Singapore. The pieces of art may even bring you face-to-face with heartfelt buskers.
A mural by graffiti artist Ceno outside The Singapura Club on Dunlop Street. As shown by Ceno at the establishment’s initial branch at Haji Lane, the painting features an elderly Indian guy sipping tea from a cup.
50 Dunlop Street.
At 50 Dunlop Street is’ Vilakku bb’, which represents the lighting of an oil lamp. Mithra Jeevananthan’s setting for Artwalk Little India 2021 was inspired by the colors used to make Kolam and by the artist Enney Vilakku, who represents the hope of bringing color back to life in these crazy and sad times.
Tanjong Katong Road.
Fleeting, a work by System Sovereign co-founder Kiat, is located in the back lanes of Tanjong Katong Road as part of Arts in Your Neighborhood (AYN).
The mural, representing a sunbird, was inspired by interactions the street artist had with homeowners that led to the finding of sunbirds that regularly visit to drink from the alleys’ water pipes and to feast on the flowers blossoming in residents’ gardens. The Road to Neil
The slinky is a good reminder of this. Yes, this piece does remind us of that specific toy. The simple yet captivating painting adorns Neil Road’s white facade, leading you to the garden-themed café, Botanist.
In Katong, you’ll find a vibrant mix of shophouses and Peranakan tradition. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled when strolling down East Coast Road on your way to Birds of Paradise ice cream shop. One of the little side laneways between two shophouses may have this magnificent mural painted on it. It’s called Medley Alley, and it’s a mural by Nicia Lam, Valerie Neo, Novena Angela, and Yillish Lam that depicts the transformation of one generation into the next using colourful tiles (a homage to classic Peranakan tiles).
Spottiswoode Park Road has been transformed by Bangkok artist Patcharapol Tangruen, better known as Alex Face, with his characteristic bunny-like creatures. Traditional clothes like a changshan and a nonya kebaya make these two rabbits look oddly cute.
Bali Lane and Ophir Road.
Southeast Asia’s first ‘Hall of Fame’, which refers to a location officially devoted to street art, can be located along Bali Lane and Ophir Road. After all, the neighborhood’s colourful back alley street art has long made it famous. The Gelam Gallery, Singapore’s first outdoor gallery, opened in 2019 on the waterfront.
Located on Bali Lane and Ophir Road, the installation is a nod to the area’s history as a hotbed for the city’s burgeoning street art community. One hundred and twenty-three murals painted by 17 Singapore-based artists, including Jaba Mathieu, ZERO, and ANTZ, are shown on metal noise barriers that stretch 230 metres in length.