Yip Yew Chong Street Art Trail

Explore Singapore through street arts and augmented reality in Chinatown and Tiong Bahru

Receive up to $50 worth of reward coupons with trail purchase

Explore off-the-beaten tracks of Singapore through street arts and augmented reality

A collaboration between 2 local storytellers to take you on a mobile journey to uncover stories within Chinatown and Tiong Bahru.

About the Muralist

Yip Yew Chong is one of Singapore’s most famous mural artist. He has painted numerous mural paintings to document Singapore’s forgotten history and stories. He is also the only local mural artist to be commissioned by Netflix to draw a mural painting for the release of its popular show, ‘Orange is the New Black”.

Now you can download your LocoMole App and join the Yip Yew Chong Trail to explore 14 different murals painted by him and learn more about Singapore through the hidden stories behind each painting from Chinatown to Tiong Bahru.

Uncover 14 hidden heritage stories through Street Arts

From local culture, traditions to vanishing trades and sights. Relive those nostalgic moments that were part of our Singapore story.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Significance of the traditions behind lanterns and mooncakes

Letter Writer

Letter Writer

Connect our early immigrants with their families back home

Cantonese Opera

Cantonese Opera

Learn about the Cantonese opera and the symbolism of different masks used

My Chinatown Home

My Chinatown Home

Learn more about Sago Lane, the Street of the Dead

Paper Mask & Puppet Seller, Mamak Store

Paper Mask & Puppet Seller, Mamak Store

Vanishing trades in Chinatown

Lion Dance Head Maker, The Window

Lion Dance Head Maker, The Window

Differentiate the types of lion dances and learn how the multi-racial families live together  in the olden days 

Thian Hock Keng Mural

Thian Hock Keng Mural

Retrace the struggles and successes of early Hokkien immigrants

Amah

Amah

First mural painted. Household nanny.

Barber

Barber

Roadside barber - sequel to Amah

Provision Shop

Provision Shop

Providing for the community

Bird Singing Corner

Bird Singing Corner

The men chatter while the birds sing

Pasar & Fortune Teller

Pasar & Fortune Teller

Nostalgic street hawkers and fortune tellers

Home

Home

Home back in 1960s where there is still  a home telephone!

Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh

Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh

Teochew bak kut teh (pork rib soup)

Make the wall come alive with Augmented Reality.

Uncover many surprises behind the wall. In one of the murals, there is an augmented reality door that invites you into the house for a 360 view inside.

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Behind each wall is a story of a

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Take the Career Profiling Quiz to see which trade are you likely to be in back in the 1970s.

Yew Chong features our early settlers in most of his murals in Chinatown. Unfortunately, many are considered vanishing trades. Take the quiz to go back in time to see which job are you likely to be in during the 1970s.

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