Take a deep dive in Peranakan culture & architecture and emerge in an amazing contemporary art collection
Our private tour guide Sarah Levy will let us explore the beautiful Peranakan Baba House, as well as a mixture of architectural styles along Everton Road, including the shophouses designed by Wee Teck Moh before WWI . We will then continue to Blair Plain conservation area to discover the brightly coloured shophouses surrounded by wrought iron gates. Sarah will not only explain the origin of the shophouses and styles such as Rococo, Baroque, Jubilee & Art Deco but also the special features embedded in the house exteriors. Along the way, we will come across the heritage murals depicting local life, painted by Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong.
Finally, we will have a private visit to Art Porters Gallery located inside a beautifully designed shophouse on Spottiswoode Park Road, showcasing an amazing contemporary art collection, on top of the CASA exhibition by British Israeli artist Chloë Manasseh.
We will end the tour in the Keong Saik neighbourhood, where you can have lunch at your own cost.
Meeting point: Outram MRT Exit G
Tour duration: 9:30am – 12:30pm
End of the tour: Keong Saik neighbourhood
On the day of the tour:
1. Please remember to bring a photo ID or a copy of your passport with you
2. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella & water
Lunch at your own cost à la carte - The Lime House - please indicate when registering if you want us to make a reservation.
Please note that this tour will also be organised on Sunday, 9 May 2021. You can register for this tour here.
This is a "members only" event. Join BLAS here.