Singapore, as a young and successful metropolitan city, thrives on progress and advancement in all aspects, which also means the scenery is constantly changing. To define the essence of a country and as a differentiating factor, we would look at its culture; only that culture would still be inevitably lost from one generation to the next. Focusing on old-school trades and businesses, this piece brings to mind an admirable generation of makers and entrepreneurs who took things into their own hands, from the ground up, with only a fraction of what we have now; who also honed their skills for decades and stayed true to their trades. And they are dying out because society and economy have evolved.
Artwork featured on the cover of the illustrators' issue of I-S magazine,
published May 23 and available island-wide for two weeks as a free publication.
Portraits of a City
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