I belong to the church of Ye-Does-Not-Have-To-Travel-Far-to-Explore. It’s a good thing that Singapore is one of those places that always has something brewing, whether it’s an event for the arts or a good old flea sale.
When I caught whiff of Oh! Occupy Tiong Bahru in the Honeycombers newsletter (one of my most dependable sources for choice weekend jaunts), I immediately jumped on the chance. I mean, a day spent enjoying art while poking around other people’s houses, especially in one of the more interesting boroughs in the Red Dot? Sounds like a brilliant day to me.
I originally went for the promise of witty social commentary in the form of art; however, as we wandered more and more during the walkabout, I realized that the tour became more about the locality (and perhaps, Singapore’s growing nostalgia) rather than the exhibits themselves.
Tiong Bahru was actually my first home when I moved to Singapore. I remembering sensing a tension of sorts about the place. Despite the posh condominiums sprouting from almost everywhere, the eye-catching old-town feel of the original SIT-style apartments made it clear that they were still a force to be reckoned with.
If these pics got your curiosity peaked, you can check out Oh!’s last day today (Feb 26) at Tiong Bahru — the tours are from 4-9 pm, and the kick-off point is at the Tiong Bahru CC. More details over at this link.
More photos over here: 2012-02 Occupy Tiong Bahru – Picasa Album