15 November 2019

Penang Weekend Sketching



A short sketching break after completion of a project in Penang.
Most of the sketches are done around the hotel vicinity. 
The sketches are mainly done with fountain pens & wash ( Super5 ink or watercolour ) and 
The Perfect Sketchbook 



A view from the hotel balcony. 


Gurney and beyond

Breakfast at The Planters Lounge 


Sketched with Penang sketcher Buz Walker


The Heritage Wing E&O Hotel
This part of the hotel is under renovation, we got special permission from the Hotel Management to sketch in the compound.


Relaxing at The Pool


This shop operated from morning till late afternoon.


A walk down Love Lane


Back allies are the most interesting subject to sketch. 


An unusual floral shop just next to the hotel


Penang Sunday Sketchwalk
Sketched with sketchers from Penang and KL 


Fall in Love with Love Lane


Fall in Love with Love Lane Cafe




Killing time
Our flight is in the evening




Another sketch with Penang Sketchers


This site is just behind Penang Bowl




The car park of Penang Bowl


The ruin of Shih Chong Branch School



Sketched during the lunch break of my project.





























21 October 2019

October Sketchwalk at Our Tampines Hub

Credit: sketch by Tony Chua

Where can you find a stadium, indoor running track, sports complex, swimming pool, 5-storey library, hawker centre, shopping centre, recreation centre, playgrounds, etc. all in one place, and next to a couple of iconic mosaic playgrounds? Tampines Hub, that’s where! It’s literally a city within a city and Singapore's largest integrated community hub (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pm-lee-opens-our-tampines-hub-singapores-first-integrated-community-and-lifestyle-hub).

While the hub is just 2 years old after its opening in 2017, the park just next to it has some vignettes of yesteryear. Two mosaic playgrounds and an iconic sculpture call it home.

So journey to the East with us this month as we explore the new and old at Tampines!

Trivia: Did you know in the past, Tampines was spelled "Tampenis" (also "tempinis" in Malay)? The spelling was standardized as "Tampines" in 1939 (perhaps for obvious reasons), but the pronunciation remained unchanged (no, it's not pronounced as "Tam-pines"). (https://mothership.sg/2018/04/tampines-name-tampenis-spelling/)


DATE: Saturday, 26 Oct 2019

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Tampines Hub (Tampines St 82 side)
(https://goo.gl/maps/wQG9RkEM6tEGDYnx6)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Tampines Hub (Tampines St 82 side)
(https://goo.gl/maps/wQG9RkEM6tEGDYnx6)


Nearest MRT: Tampines (EWL, DTL)

Note: NOT "Tampines West" or "Tampines East" on the Downtown Line. Just "Tampines"


Locations to sketch:

- Tampines Regional Library (https://www.littledayout.com/2017/08/08/tampines-library-tampines-hub-stories-beyond-books/). Great place to sketch in air-conditioned comfort.

- Tampines Hub (http://qrcgcustomers.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/account3444219/4228001_1.pdf?0.14719489794619478)

- Tampines Central Park (with watermelon and mangosteen playgrounds and a very special sculpture!) (https://roots.sg/Content/Places/landmarks/tampines-heritage-trail-tampines-town-trail/Tampines%20Central%20Park)

Places to eat and shop:
- Many options in the hub itself and around Tampines Central

Bring:
- Hat, sunscreen if you're going to sketch the playground or outdoors. The hub itself is sheltered.

13 October 2019

Relaxing, Eating, Drinking and Sketching at Cheung Chau Island


Relax Sketching at Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong 14 - 18 Sept 2019

My tools : Pilot 823 B nib, Pilot 823 F nib, Sailor Pen Brush, Holbien Water Brush, 
Super5 Atlantic Ink and 300gm Cold Press Watercolour Paper




Sun rise at Tung Wan Beach



View from the rooftop of Lychee Sunset Hotel


Fishing Boats



Warwick Hotel at Tung Wan


Hung Shing Temple



TV antennas


Old bayan tree by the park


Main street Cheung Chau


Happy hour


Cheung Chau Market



Hongkong International Airport

Cheung Chau Island Hong Kong - Relaxing, Eating, Drinking and Sketching


Sketching Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong
14 to 18 Sept 2019
My tools - Pilot 823 B nib, Pilot 823 F nib, Sailor Pen Brush, Holbien Water Brush, 
Super5 Atlantic Ink and 300gm Cold Press watercolour paper.





View from the roof top of Lychee Sunset Hotel


Sun rise at Tung Wan Beach


Fishing boats





Warwick Hotel


Hung Shing Temple at Tai San Street


Old bayan tree by the park



TV antennas



Cheung Chau Main street




Happy Hour 


Cheung Chau Market


HKIA

24 September 2019

September Sketchwalk at MOE Heritage Centre

Credits: Banner photo by Favian Ee

For this month’s sketchwalk, we are going to a special location full of history and nostalgia. The Ministry of Education Heritage Centre is currently located in an old school building that still retains some of its old fittings that are characteristic of schools from the 70’s and 80’s. Come see how canteens and classrooms looked like back in the day, and sketch them before the centre moves out to their new location! There is also a museum of Singapore’s education history with many sketchable artifacts! The staff will be conducting 2 tours through the museum during the sketchwalks for groups of 15 pax each (sign up on the spot, first come first serve!). We are free to sketch inside the museum (after the tours, due to space constraints) and around the centre. Photos of the centre here

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: MOE Heritage Centre assembly area
402 Commonwealth Dr, Singapore 149599
6838 1614
(https://goo.gl/maps/HbH56kn8SFbjq5w38)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: MOE Heritage Centre
402 Commonwealth Dr, Singapore 149599
6838 1614
(https://goo.gl/maps/HbH56kn8SFbjq5w38)

Nearest MRT: Commonwealth (EWL)

Parking is available at the centre, but HDB parking charges apply. It is $1.20 per hour, charged on a per minute basis.

Locations to sketch:
- Around the heritage centre and in the museum area

Places to eat and shop:
- Food court and eateries opposite the centre, around Commonwealth Drive and Tanglin Halt

Bring:
- insect repellant
- stools
- sunscreen

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16 July 2019