Dragon Mural @ Amoy Alley
116 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069935
Telok Ayer MRT Station
A massive dragon has taken over the facade of a shophouse in the Amoy Street area. Commissioned by The Artling and 8M Real Estate, this dragon embodies the heritage of the Telok Ayer neighborhood, as a part of 8M's efforts to revitalize old spaces, after acquiring and redeveloping over 40 properties between Chinatown and the Central Business District.
Singapore artist Chris Chai was selected for the daunting task of transforming the exterior of the shophouse. Situated on what is now known as ‘Amoy Alley’, Chai’s mural comes across as a standard oriental-like dragon scaling across the wall of a colonial shop house at first glance. Upon closer examination and a deeper understanding of the area, viewers soon realize that it encompasses so much more.