Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong has been beautifying the city-state’s streets for years with his vibrant street murals and now, for the first time, brings an intimate exhibition titled Stories From Yesteryear to the Sofitel Singapore City Centre.
The exhibition, which features 24 canvas paintings and 4 digital artworks, will be showcased at the hotel from 26 February to 31 March 2021.
Painted between 2017 and 2021, the scenes in the paintings are panoramic yet intricate and provide a visual history of Singapore including major cultural festivals and traditions such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hari Raya Haji, Chingay procession and the Hungry Ghost Festival.
To allow guests to really connect with the art of Yip Yew Chong, the hotel is offering for the month of March a special Yesteryear Peranakan menu which will highlight some favourite dishes that reflect Yew Chong’s childhood and are depicted in the paintings.
Yew Chong has also hand-drawn a beautiful walking map of the area, which the Sofitel will give to in-house guests so they can explore the artist’s murals in and around the hotel after the exhibition.
Members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program will have the chance to attend special evenings with the artist to hear him share the stories of each artwork and dine on traditional Peranakan dishes depicted in the paintings. Entry to the exhibition is free and guests who stay in-house will be able take away a special hand-drawn map by the artist, so they can further explore his murals on a walk around the neighbourhood.
The Sofitel Singapore City Centre is offering dining and stay packages for those who wish to immerse themselves more fully in the artist’s work. From just $349++, the Stories from Yesteryear Package includes:
- Overnight accommodation in a Luxury Room
- Access to the exhibition
- Breakfast for two
- A curated Peranakan-inspired set dinner at Racines
- A hand-crafted cocktail inspired by the artworks
- A selection of Peranakan tapas at 1864
- Hand-drawn map of Yip Yew Chong’s murals that are located close to the hotel
Guests who book a staycation can even enter a competition to win a special high tea experience by posting photos of the murals and posting them to their Instagram. The packages are available from 26 February to 31 March and can be booked here.