Walking along the void decks at Boon Lay Avenue, you may be surprised to find yourself surrounded by colourful marine murals, with marine life and informative snippets of information covering the pillars.
Marine Mural by Dorcas Tang & the Community
The marine community mural is the work of artist Dorcas Tang, also known as EarthtoDorcas on Instagram, and with the help of members of the community. It was sponsored by the Housing & Development Board’s Lively Places Fund.
The community mural showcases the marine biodiversity found in Singapore’s waters.
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It features marine creatures such as the hawkbill turtle, tiger-tailed seahorse and dugong. Each of the pictorial depictions of the marine creatures is accompanied by bits of information to help passers-by get to know the animals better.
Protecting Singapore’s Marine Life
There are also educational pointers on ways that we can take action to help preserve the marine biodiversity found in Singapore’s waters at a mural.
Not content with simply covering the pillar, this section of the mural also extends to the floor with with a set of lily pads that invites kids to play hopscotch while the learn about how they can take action to protect our marine life.
Another pillar with the title Get to Know Our Marine Neighbours provides more educational content about Singapore’s coastline and its different ecosystems such as mangroves and seagrass meadows.
At another section of the community mural, the water flows off the wall and on to the floor; giant koi fish are painted swimming graceful amongst the pillars.
The marine murals at Jurong West add plenty of colour and vibrancy to the void deck.
It is located just a stone’s throwaway from another community project – a community library.
There is also a fun playground close by too.
You can find the marine mural at Block 216A Boon Lay Avenue, at the Boon Lay View estate.
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