Launching on 28th April 2021! SRV accepted!
Explore this vibrant heritage district – with “in-flight” food options hopping from local eatery to eatery coming soon for extended 2 and 3 hour tours through this art and food mecca!
See the famous murals of Haji Lane and Gelam Gallery by Sidecar, and explore Bali Lane and the Hall of Fame, Singapore’s largest mural featuring a SingaporeSidecar.
Read more about the artist and the work below:
About the Artist of the Singapore Sidecar segment of the work:
Slacsatu / @slacsatu
This is an artistic impression of the sidecar experience tour in Kampong Gelam – popular with both locals and tourists. The composition of the mural combines the classic Kampong Gelam energy balanced with a contemporary desire for discovery and adventure. One of the main highlights of the piece is the great arc borrowed from the iconic Sultan Mosque.
The Singapore veteran graffiti artist has been making waves with his signature realistic style of spray painting, circa 1998. Slacsatu is influenced by the raw energy of graffiti that is fused with a twist of abstract flares, into which he injects the technical aspects of spray painting. His ongoing batik graffiti series explores his diverse approach to the artform. Having won competitions in Singapore, China and Malaysia; he is also an avid teacher of the craft and has hosted graffiti and other art workshops for students and organisations since 2003.
About the Hall of Fame @ Kampong Gelam
- 17 Singapore-based artists are involved in painting prominent five-metre tall walls over a collective 230-metre stretch along Bali Lane and Ophir Road.
- Spanning a whopping 131 metres along Bali Lane and 107 metres along Ophir Road, the five-metre high Hall of Fame is set to be one of the most prominent street art experiences in the region.
- The process took 8 – 10 weeks from the conceptualisation to the painting. Artists painted during the day and at night, subject to good weather.
- The Hall of Fame is presented by One Kampong Gelam, the association representing and supporting the interests of stakeholders in the precinct.
- Hall of Fame @ Kampong Gelam is an initiative that is also supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Land Transport Authority, GS Engineering & Construction Corporation and Blu Jaz cafe.
- Over the decades, artists, musicians, and business owners have maintained an organic growth for the thriving and diverse urban arts hub we know today. Murals and street art sprouted in Kampong Gelam as early as 2010, many of which were commissions pioneered by business owners. For example, Didier Jaba Mathieu’s Blu Jaz courtyard piece was painted in 2010.
- The addition of Southeast Asia’s first official graffiti Hall of Fame strengthens Kampong Gelam’s position as Singapore’s leading street art precinct and the country’s largest open-air gallery.
- Originally erected as noise barriers for ongoing construction works, the metal canvases will become an evolving stage for the best muralists from Singapore and eventually, the world. The artworks are expected to change over time, at least over the two year duration that the barriers will be up.