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Colouring Banda Street

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Supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund, PricewaterhouseCoopers collaborated with the Kreta Ayer Residents Committee to refurbish walls of HDB blocks at Banda Street with colourful wall murals. The painting project culminated in a launch on 17 April 2015.

Dec 2014 - Apr 2015

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The wall murals are made up mostly of scenes from Singapore’s past and present. Examples include a painting of two men playing Chinese chess; “Little Guilin”; a painting of cows roaming freely along the street which would be called Buffalo Road; and national icons such as the Vanda Miss Joaquim. Such images seek to enable the elderly residents to look back and reminisce about their younger days as well as to remind Singaporeans on how far we have come as a growing nation. The murals could also help gather residents to discuss the images and hence foster community interaction.


During the launch, there was a goodie bag distribution, a tour of the murals, a dinner, performances and a lucky draw for the residents. The event was graced by Minister Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence, and Dr. Lily Neo, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC. Members of the public were welcomed to share in the joy of the occasion and to view the murals.


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