Having seen how popular Ernest Zacharevic’s works of street art are in Ipoh and Penang, I seized the opportunity to track down his work while I was in Singapore recently.
Ernest Zacharevic’s art are found in three different areas of Singapore, but since the city-state is not geographically large, all of these places are easily accessible via the MRT or public bus and then a bit of foot exercise.
The easiest to find is probably the one in Little India (North East MRT Line), therefore, this is a good starting point. The art of the boy fishing for a dollar note is just to the right of the Perak Hotel in Little India.
That’s about all you can see here because the two other pieces are in the guest rooms of the hotel, in Rooms 303 and 304.
The next stop could be to look for the jousting children at the intersection of Joo Chiat Terrace / Everitt Road. Take the MRT to Eunos Station (East West Line) and then walk along Still Road until you see the direction signage to Joo Chiat Terrace.
Follow that direction and continue walking along the road until you reach the junction that intersects Everitt Road, as you can see from my photo. If I am not mistaken, this painting is on the side wall of a residential house here.
Lastly, the area to hunt for Ernest Zacharevic ‘s street art in Singapore is near Victoria Street. Take the MRT to Bugis Station (East West line / Downtown Line) and exit to Victoria Street.
The landmarks to look out for are Golden Landmark and Raffles Hospital. Head further away from the MRT station and you will come across firstly, a girl caressing a sleeping lion cub, which is on the side wall of a residential house along Jalan Pisang.
Walk further on and you will come to a grey building of anc! asia (Jalan Kapla). Here, you will find the art of kids somersaulting from cardboard boxes at the peak of the building, and at the bottom of it, children in supermarket trolleys.
Continue walking further down the road until you reach the junction of Victoria Street / Jalan Sultan, with Malabar Mosque on your right, opposite the road. At this office of Lightcraft, on the side wall is a painting of a kid peeping out of a window.
And there you have it. Are there more? If so, let me know.
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