Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore (formerly known as Traders Hotel Singapore), which has entered its last phase of refurbishment, engaged the Band of Doodlers, a group of young local artists to doodle, draw and illustrate in an interactive art showcase over the weekend on its premises.

Around 150 guests and members of the public attended the interactive art event at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore on Saturday, 15 August. My family and I were among those who visited:

It was a casual and fun event. I even got to doodle a Mr Kiasu on the wall. Can you spot it in this picture below?

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore has undergone a major refurbishment, following the rebranding from Traders Hotel to Hotel Jen last year. Works started in December 2014 with the renovating of the Club Lounge, 15 Suites and 550 Guest Rooms. The hotel is now in the last phase of refurbishment with completion expected by end-November.

The ground floor is the focus area for this last phase of refurbishment, and a large hoarding wall has been put up to close off the renovation space on the ground floor.

Spotted a blogger friend, Phoebe, doodling a retro Singapore Dragon Playground

Spotted a blogger friend, Phoebe, doodling a retro Singapore Dragon Playground

The Band of Doodlers, a group of professional young local artists, was invited to illustrate and doodle over the 17-meter long hoarding. The group was engaged to mark the beginning of this last part of the journey as the hotel aims to become a platform for young and emerging local talents to showcase their art pieces and products.

The artwork epitomizes some of the future design and spirit of Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, and reflects the journey of discovery and the sense of adventure that travellers and guests seek and experience.

Artists from the Band of Doodlers drew live portraits on the hoarding, with a speech bubble to encourage guest participation through penning their thoughts, or adding on to the art piece.

Other than the doodling on the hoarding, there is also a mural in the lobby which allows locals to make recommendations on places to visit and food to try out in Singapore:

The mural looks like this

The mural looks like this

I made this recommendation

I made this recommendation

The hotel will unveil the new lobby and all day dining restaurant in December 2015, and will introduce the line-up of more new art pieces and artists in due course.

Stay tuned! 🙂