Rediscover Little India through multisensorial artworks
It’s that time of the year again when the walls of Little India are washed with new bright colours, and the district becomes even more vibrant with the celebration of the arts. ARTWALK Little India is back for its fifth edition from 18 January to 2 February, the longest run of the festival to date. The theme this year is Image and Sound of Fragrance. From wall murals to dance performances to theatrical storytelling, the artworks this year bring to life the rich sights, smells and sounds of the community.
Many of the performances and workshops are free, and the popular guided tours by Monster Day Tours have been fully booked! Not to worry, though; we took a preview of the festival highlights and our little guide can help you plan what artworks you should put on your agenda, and where to find them.
1. In the Clouds
Take Exit E from Little India MRT Station, and turn two rights into Kerbau Road, where many colourful shophouses lie. At the back of the black-and-white colonial-style Park 22 Hotel is this sprawling, similarly monochromatic mural. Created by an individual local artist who goes by the name “Speak Cryptic,” “In the Clouds” intertwines flowers often used in Indian garlands with the patterns commonly found on sarees, making an intricately beautiful forest out of the Indian women’s traditional outfit.
Find it at: Park 22 Hotel – 60 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219184