Walking along Temple Street, you may notice a giant teapot with tea being poured out from the side of a building. This curiosity draws you down an alley to explore a new wet market mural by artist Yip Yew Chong.
Yip Yew Chong is well known for his murals around Chinatown and other space which feature scenes from the past. This latest mural on the side of the building at 30 Temple Street is no different.
Visit to a Wet Market
It is one of his largest murals in Chinatown and features a plethora of scenes which tell a story of a visit to a wet market.
Starting from the left of the wall, it depicts a visit to a wet market where shoppers can pick up fresh vegetables, meats and other produce.
Moving to the right, head past streets scenes from the past where you could find services such as ear cleaning along the five-foot ways.
The market gives way to a boisterous scene where the community has gathered together to enjoy food in a communal coffee shop setting.
After that, the mural flows upwards where the shopper returns home which is reflected in the scenes painted on the higher floors. These make use of real architectural features such as the windows to portray everyday life.
Wet Market Mural by Yip Yew Chong at 30 Temple Street
This private commission has taken Yew Chong 24 days to complete. It is a fitting addition to the many murals around Chinatown and help to capture, for a time, the spirit of the past.
Pay a visit to Chinatown to enjoy this new mural and others around Chinatown.