Saturday, 31 May 2014

USKSG - May Sketchwalk: Lavender / Jalan Besar: Art Deco Shophouses at Hamilton Road

Daler & Rowney Watercolour x Daniel Smith Watercolour on Moleskine Aquarelle Sketchbook.

I was attracted by the elegant linearity of the Art Deco style shophouses. Then I went to research on its current occupants:

濟善堂 (济善堂) was founded by businessmen from the metalworking industry. It moved to Hamilton Rd in the 1970s and has helped the elderly Jalan Besar residents since 1976. It is also a local temple that is the shrine of 济世大王, 玄天上帝 and 顺平圣侯 while the Shun Zhou (顺洲) Group is marine hardware specialist company.

I am glad that they have preserved the beautiful strictly symmetrical façade of the building.

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