While many HDB blocks have murals at their void decks, the Yesterday Once More murals in Tampines stands out because of its interactive and playful design. These lovely murals of old school games invites passers-by to stop and even pose with them and perhaps even relive childhood days.
Mural of Childhood Games at Tampines
The Yesterday Once More murals is made of numerous scenes which have been painted on to the pillars of the void deck.
The artwork features kids at play. The scenes include kids playing with each other, and also leave space for others to join in.
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Some of the old school and childhood games will look very familiar. For example, there is is the eagle and chicks game where a “predatory eagle” tries to swoop down on a mother hen and her chicks. You can also feel the glee emanating from the faces of the kids drawn in the mural.
There is is also a mural of kids play hide and seek. A boy diligently counts away at a coconut tree painting on a pillar while another cannot help but peek out from another close by.
Interactive Mural of Old School Games in Tampines
One of the “trick of the eye” painting is on the floor. It is that of hopscotch markings but it also look like a bridge across a gap in the void deck.
We also liked the mural of the two girls playing zero point. It is just waiting for a passer-by to skip over the chain of rubber bands.
There are also paintings of old school games like marbles and pick up sticks. All the images invoke a sense of nostalgia.
Artist behind Yesterday Once More Murals
The murals are the work of artist Jaxton Su who has also painted murals other locations around Singapore such as Race Course Road in Little India. It was painted in 2020 and commissioned by HDB.
You can find the Yesterday Once More murals of childhood games at block 857 Tampines Avenue 5, next to Tampines Central Park.