Oct 31, 2010
Blue House (藍屋) refers to a 4-storey balcony-type tenement block located at 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai. It is named for the brilliant blue colour painted on its external walls. It is one of the few remaining examples of Tong Lau of the balcony type in Hong Kong. All the upper floors of Blue House, apart from 72 Stone Nullah Lane, are of timber structures. The two wooden stairs, with all the original elements intact, are well maintained.
Oct 29, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
Train ride to Kluang, Malaysia
Don and Kat were sitting right infront of me and TIA. We were all very eager about the trip because Don & Kat has never taken the train whilst me & Tia rode the train many years ago. It is nice to see different parts of Singapore from a different angle.
For the 1st location me and Don sat at the coffeeshop to sketch and also take cover from the heat. The 2 old men next to us was just enjoying the peace and quiet and talking about everything under the sun. The tranquility was a nice change for us especially for me.
Shophouse @ Jalan Wayang, Kluang,, Malaysia
Very charming row of old shophouses from the early 1900s. Sun was setting so i was trying out my yellow washes.
Fruits of our labour, Kluang, Malaysia
We placed all our sketches beside the train track for our final picture before taking the train back to Singapore. Hot, sweaty, tired but filled with lots of wonderful memories.
You can see other sketches by TIA & Don on our individual blog and flickr.
Oct 11, 2010
Dessert shop, Hollywood road, HK
A little dessert shop tucked away in a corner. The shop is actually balancing on a slope so customers have to beware about sliding off their chairs and holding onto their bowls. I had some delightful local dessert at the shop two weekends ago.
Hung Shing Temple @ Wanchai, HK
The temple was probably built in 1847 and may have existed previously as a shrine. The temple was built with boulders from the hillside and its right portion and back are sitting on rocks. It has been listed as a Grade I historic building since 1987 and it is part of the Wan Chai Heritage Trail.
I am always fascinated by how the giant tree is 'growing' out of the back of the temple whenever I walk past it.
Tailor shop @ Elgin Street, HK
A mahjong session was happening inside a small old cozy tailor shop along Elgin street near Soho last Saturday. I found another mahjong session being held upstairs at the same time. I guess business was slow on a Saturday afternoon so what the folks did was to create your own entertainment.
Oct 7, 2010
Oct 4, 2010
The owner of this famous prawn noodle store at downtown Orchard found my sketch recently and wrote to me out of the blue. He said he wants to use my sketch for his new banner!! I am a very big fan of his noodle. This really trills me. I am so dying to eat this prawn noodle next weekend when I am back in Singapore.
Sketches from my own backyard - Tai Yuen Street, HK
This is tai yuen aka The Toy Street. You can find many shops selling toys and very popular with parents and kids on the weekends. I live just right at the start of the street.
Fishmonger @ WanChai Market, HK
Sketches from my own backyard here in Wanchai Hong Kong. I really like how the old orange lamps are hanging above the fishes which are kept in small Styrofoam boxes.
Vegetable seller @ Wanchai Market, HK