In this issue, we take a look back at some the scenes from around town during August as the country continued to celebrate its golden anniversary. From the dense crowds on National Day to solo art projects using innovative mediums, the city was alive with colour and creative energy.

Images by Justin Eeles


On the Wall

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Local artist Yip Yew Chong poses besides his rendition of a traditional household, painted on the wall of a house across the street from Everton Park. I was photographing the flags fluttering from the housing development’s facade when a passing neighbour excitedly asked me to follow her to meet the artist. He has since completed a second work around the corner.

 

Splendour in Sand

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Created by Singaporean sand sculptor Joo Heng Tan, this scene from Singapore’s past was part of a 100-metre sculpture created by the artist on Siloso Beach in Sentosa. This scene depicts founding father Lee Kuan Yew addressing the nation on the separation from Malaya.

 

The Red Sea

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On National Day, large crowds swathed in red and white watched the National Day Parade on a live feed from the raised lawn of the Marina Barrage, with the cityscape making for a dramatic backdrop.

Photo Essay by Justin Eeles

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