Tekka Market & Food Centre Introduces Vibrant New Mural, A Celebration of Unity

A brand-new mural at Tekka Market & Food Centre was officially unveiled on 27 April.

Green Town - 27/04/2024
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The newly refurbished Tekka Centre was further enhanced with a beautiful new mural.
Mr Alvin Tan, Adviser to Moulmein-Cairnhill joined RC Chairman Mr Jason Tang for this occasion, together with about 50 residents, Town Council members, hawkers, and volunteers.
The art piece’s theme holds special significance as it commemorates an official visit by Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew to Tekka in April 2010 during Indian New Year.

Rangoli–An Ode to Solidarity

Beyond depicting our history, this mural also offers a vital message for our present and future.
A key element in it is the Rangoli, a vibrant piece of art woven from multiple coloured threads. It reflects the unity we now enjoy among the various cultures in Singapore and reminds us that unity will always be critical to our nation’s pursuit of happiness, prosperity, and progress.
We are grateful to Ms Belinda Low, the talented mural artist who accurately portrayed Mr Lee as a dedicated leader who is committed to building a vibrant home for all Singaporeans.

“Our local artist Belinda Low captured Mr. Lee’s expression and demeanour with such amazing likeness that it moved so many residents who first laid their eyes on the mural…,” Mr Tan shared in a post.

In further acknowledging the message of solidarity, Mr Tan, along with residents, were invited to add some final touches to the mural. At this event, he also took the opportunity to present a token of appreciation to our conservancy workers for tirelessly keeping our communities clean every day.

The event is a showcase of our ‘communal spirit’

Tanjong Pagar Town Council (TPTC) extends its gratitude to everyone in our community who came together to make this unveiling such a success: the hawkers at Tekka for sponsoring a tasty feast for our attendees; Master Tan for his generous donation of the refurbished plaque commemorating Mr Lee’s visit; the residents who stepped forward to share their heartwarming anecdotes about Mr Lee; and the Bhangra dancers who brought their infectious energy to this event.

Even in welcoming this new art piece, our unity and community spirit were proudly on display.

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