29 November 2010

Telok Ayer Street 2010

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Don and Shyue Chou

Nagore Durgha
Discovered the Nagore Durgha down along Telok Ayer Street. It's the first sketch of the day.

The Nagore Durgha is a shrine in Singapore built by the Muslims of southern India in 1828–1830, and was originally known as Shahul Hamid Durgha. When this shrine was first built, Telok Ayer Street, where the shrine was located, was a sandy beach crowded with sailing craft. While its physical surroundings have changed beyond recognition, the monument itself - save for conservation and preservation work in 2007 - has changed little since the late 19th century. It has a unique blend of Classical and Indian Muslim motifs. Source: Wikipedia

Nagore Durgha
This piece was coloured in Photoshop. Didn't wanted to use markers on the original sketch because it's an unforgivable medium if anything goes wrong.

Nagore Durgha
I noticed a lot of tourists alighting from their tour buses between Nagore Durgha and Thian Hock Keng (below).

Thian Hock Keng
Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. It was visited by Chinese immigrants giving thanks to Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) for their safe voyage.

In 1839, under the leadership of Mr Tan Tock Seng and Mr Si Hoo Keh, the Hokkien clan built the temple in Telok Ayer Street. It also housed the clan's office and served as a meeting venue. The construction of Thian Hock Keng was completed in 1842.

Buzwalker (from Telok Ayer Sketchwalk 2010)


The buzz around Buzwalker

Fellow sketchers (from Telok Ayer Sketchwalk 2010)

Fellow sketcher (from Telok Ayer Sketchwalk 2010)

Sketching at Telok Ayer Street

An empty coffee shop (from Telok Ayer Sketchwalk 2010)
An empty coffee shop...

Onlookers behind Marvin
Now with sketchers and onlookers.

Don and Shyue Chou

Don and Shyue Chou
Don and Shyue Chou

Tia putting some finishing touches.

Telok Ayer Sketchwalk pieces (part 3/3)
There were more students than regulars today.

Telok Ayer Sketchwalk pieces (part 2/3)

Telok Ayer Sketchwalk pieces (part 1/3)