16 Nov 2018
Singapore’s Historic Signs
I’ve never been to Singapore but have always believed it to be an ultra-modern city-state, and an unlikely place to find much in the way of historic signs. However, it turns out that this prejudice is unfounded, as this collection of photos from Mark De Winne, Vikas Kailankaje and Vishesh Wanvari shows. They were featured on the CNA Lifestyle website ahead of a talk, ‘The Singapore Gothic’, delivered at Archifest 2018.
In addition to the presence of this historic signs, further good news is that new hand-painted and gilded signs are being created in Singapore by Charmaine Chen (Old World Charm) who I had the privilege of meeting at Letterheads 2018: London Calling.