Hawker centers get an artsy twist

Just in case you thought it was a case of vandalism, don’t be alarmed when you see youngsters painting on hawker centers’ walls. It’s all part of a joint project between the National Environment Agency, National Heritage Board, National Arts Council and Nippon Paint, who obviously contributed the liters of paint and tools.

While the project kicked off in January, some 40 hawker centers across the island will have murals and art installations by July (in time for our nation’s birthday, of course). Over 70 participating schools and organizations like Lasalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University are behind the cheery works popping up in places like Golden Mile Food Centre, Holland Village Food Centre and Serangoon Gardens Market. 

As of now, completed works include those in Amoy Street Food Centre, Newton Food Centre and Tiong Bahru Food Market—just in case you needed ideas on where to head this weekend.