I’ve previously written about Tia Boon Sim, architect, art and design educator, and founder of the Singapore chapter of Urban Sketchers. Urban Sketchers Singapore, a blog, is a repository for the group’s wonderful ink and watercolor sketches and I frequently find myself browsing its archives for information and inspiration.
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Now, there’s a book! And I just ordered my copy. (SG$39 if purchased before October 22, 2001; SG$49 after.) Urban Sketchers Singapore: Volume 01 presents “over 360 beautiful sketches that capture moments, places, and life in Singapore… From spice streets of Little India to the landmark Sultan Mosque [to] the last kampung of Lorong Buangkok, explore and fall in love with these places all over again.”
And FYI, from October 21 to Christmas Eve, you can get up close and personal with a number of sketches in the lobby atrium of The URA Centre (another one of my favorite small museums here in Singapore).
(Additional credits: Top to bottom: Eng Hoon Street by Don Low; Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle by Tia Boon Sim. Images supplied by Architecture and Urban Design Excellence (A•UDE) Promotion Programme, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore.)