Report: Visit Singapore
Media: Lufthansa Inflight Magazine 2015
Publication Date: December, 2019
Singapore is Colourful!
The Lion City‘s art scene is as diverse as its people.
Like many different cultures, colours also collide, amalgamate and create amazing new things in Singapore. Whether pastel-colored houses, multicoloured food creations or colourful street art on walls: boredom has no chance in Singapore.
All colours of the rainbow cascade down the walls of the little houses in Haji Lane, merge with each other and form futuristic and mythical creatures. With colourful artworks on the walls of the buildings, the residents of the small alley in the Muslim quarter Kampong Glam breathed new life into the once sleepy street. Today, Haji Lane is one of the city state’s trendiest streets. This is where the hipster scene meets in the showrooms of young fashion labels, in the chic cafes and small art galleries. Going for a short stroll is certainly worth the effort; you can find sweet little souvenirs off the beaten tourist tracks in Chinatown and Co. Only the new in-district Jalan Besar is better hidden. The cosmopolitan heart of the young hipster scene beats in this quarter. Here, the secret stars of the art scene come together – ready to conquer the art world of Singapore. Until then, they offer their individual works at The Artists Village or the At Ease Gallery. Slightly more reserved, but equally colourful is Katong. Like a fruity bowl of raspberry, apricot and pistachio ice cream – with or without whipped cream – the pastel-coloured shophouses of the Peranakan, a Sino-Malay mixed culture, snuggle up against each other. Each house shines in a different colour: pink, close beside baby-blue, with white and turquoise ornaments, plus a dab of red – a beautiful sight for the eyes and absolutely worth a picture! If you have had your fill of colourful houses, but still feel hungry, then head to Tiong Bahru. Instead of art on canvas there is art in coffee. Baristas call the creative design of the milk foam surface of hot espresso drinks “Latte Art”. Enjoy a piece of rainbow cake – of course in red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple with your hot beverage – and you have two of the hottest food trends on the table in front of you.