Our Neighbourhoods: We ♥ Queenstown
Urban Sketchers Singapore
Originally a backwater swamp housing the Ying Fo Lut and Boh Beh Kang kampongs, Queenstown became Singapore’s first satellite town. It was named in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953. As this grand old dame of an estate celebrates her 60th anniversary in 2013, the artists from Urban Sketchers Singapore capture the enduring landmarks and scenes of everyday life in the neighbourhood.
Take a trip down memory lane and imagine the late Queenstown cinema and bowling alley in its heyday. Visit Stirling Road to view Singapore’s first HDB blocks and enjoy the unique personality of each HDB terrace house. Admire the religious harmony and architectural diversity of Queenstown’s churches, temples and mosques. To escape the heat, slip into the cool oasis of Queenstown Community Library, which remains in the middle of winding Margaret Drive.
About Urban Sketchers Singapore:
Urban Sketchers Singapore is an informal group of artists who draw the places they visit, capturing what they see from direct observation on location. Visit www.usk.sg for more details of their sketching sojourns.
Size: 125 x 175mm
Published: September 2013
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