Wrapping up the Punggol edition of the National Arts Council’s Arts In Your Neighbourhood programme is a final weekend of free for all art activities around the neighbourhood. Of note would be Sing Lit Station’s Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks (S.P.O.T.S.), a public art project hoping to bring Singapore literature straight to the heartlands.
Excerpts of Sing Lit poetry are inscribed along the pavilions of Waterway Point using hydrophobic paint, which is revealed only when touched by water. With the expected wet weather all through the weekend, this shouldn’t be a problem at all, and when revealed and read, each excerpt turns out to revolve around the origins of Punggol and the history of the land.
But how exactly does one find these poems? The answer lies in the little clues littered all around the path, giving hints as to where to find these excerpts with the whole family! This Saturday, be sure to also look out for MystifyingiMran (Imran Mohd Ishak), a celebrity magician and artist who has been featured on stage and television as he performs a ‘live’ 3-D chalk drawing on Saturday evening (23rd November), taking inspiration from the poems written in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
Whether you’re a Punggol resident or a curious visitor to this district, this weekend, celebrate arts for all during this monsoon season, and venture out with friends and family, regardless of rain or shine, to engage in a little rediscovery of the area with Arts in Your Neighbourhood.
Arts In Your Neighbourhood runs from 7th to 24th November 2019 around Punggol. Admission is free for all activities. For a full list of programmes, visit their website here