Old Buildings Watercolour Paintings
These old building watercolour paintings were done on Singapore scenes captured at various locations mainly at Chinatown and other streets such as Circular Road, Mohamed Sultan Road, Ann Siang Hill, Carpenter Street and Joo Chiat Road. Some of these buildings and streets like Cheong Hong Lim Street and Hallpike Street are no longer around. I find these old buildings important and are significant in our lives as it has historical values and it forms a part of Singapore developing years.
Construction of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Painted in 1964, this is the construction of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry when it reached the upper storey. In 1963, I’ve also painted the same building when the construction stage was at the second storey. That painting was collected by the National Gallery Singapore. The view of this building was painted from the old site of the Embassy of United States, Singapore.
1968 Cheong Hong Lim Street
Cheong Hong Lim Street was located near Pekin Street, this street no longer exists. This map was in the 1960s. Source of the map from onemap.gov.sg.
1982 this is a street scene in Chinatown along Trengganu Street where many hawkers peddle their produce along the street.
1996 Circular Road
This is a painting from a corner of Circular Road coming from North Canal Road towards UOB Plaza and OCBC Centre. A busy street scene with two rows of shophouses and motor vehicles parked along the roadside. At the corner is a shop selling electrical goods.
1989 An Alley at Chinatown Singapore
A corner of Smith Street at Chinatown Singapore
2001 Mohamed Sultan Road
Mohamed Sultan Road was given its official name in 1898. In the past, the street was lined up with shophouses, factories and warehouses. It has since transformed into a popular nightspot with a good mix of chic restaurants and pubs.
1962 Post Office at Hong Lim Park
2004 Ann Siang Hill
This is a painting of a shophouse located in Ann Siang Hill. This street is situated along Chinatown, flaunting its array of refurbished shophouses.
1998 Shop selling rattan at Arab Street near Beach Road Singapore
Old Building at Carpenter Street
2009 Abandoned Building at Joo Chiat Road