Yip Yew Chong - The Man Behind the Murals
You may have seen his colourful and vibrant murals around Chinatown, but do you know the story behind the man who painted them?
Chinatown Heritage Centre is pleased to present the story of Mr Yip Yew Chong - who was once a Chinatown boy living in Sago Lane also known as the “Street of the Dead”. Now an accountant and a self-taught artist, Mr Yip is back with a mission to paint murals on the walls of Chinatown - to enliven the streets with colour and vibrancy; bring back nostalgic childhood memories for young and old to learn and reminisce; and to share his blessings with the community.
His latest mural “The Cantonese Opera” at Temple Street is his gift to Chinatown and the community. Through this mural, he hopes to garner the support of the community to uplift those in need, and raise funds for the five causes supported by Community Chest: adults with disabilities, children with special needs and youth-at-risk, families in needs, persons with mental health conditions and vulnerable seniors.
Visit our exhibition “Yip Yew Chong – The Man Behind the Murals” at the Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn more about his collection of murals and the stories behind them. See the Chinatown of yesteryears through his eyes and discover the simple childhood pleasures of growing up in Chinatown.
Learn more about traditional street entertainment in the olden days and join in the fun by creating your own Chinese opera paper headdress and hats at our daily workshop corner.
Dress up in traditional costumes provided by the Chinatown Heritage Centre, be a part of Yip Yew Chong’s Chinatown mural, take a snapshot and share - all for a good cause!
28 June 2019 – September 2019
Time: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Chinatown Heritage Centre
48 Pagoda Street
Ticket Holders - Complimentary
Non Ticket Holders - Kindly donate to ComChest