En route to the lesser-known Shuang Long Shan Cemetery.

Blindfolded, guests listen to cacophonic sounds that emulate the nomadic lives of the Hakka people as they walk towards a Hakka Cemetery.

Taking turns to interpret a series of art installations.

TCTF brings different partners together.

OH! guide Phil shared about the rich heritage behind Holland Village.

YARP: OH! Open House Art Walk

19 Mar 2017

Two groups of TCTF scholars from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Nanyang Technological University and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, as well as a senior volunteer-mentor from RSVP Singapore, took part in the OH! Open House Art Walk on 18 and 19 March 2017. Through the TCTF-sponsored guided tours, the groups delved into the deep history and unique culture of Singapore’s oldest bohemian enclave, Holland Village.

The scholars walked into the lives and homes of Singaporeans as they learned local narratives through contemporary artworks that have been assimilated into houses. Following which, they explored the history of the iconic Holland Road Shopping Centre and the lesser-known Shuang Long Shan (双龙山) Cemetery.

Over the afternoon, the scholars glimpsed into varying perceptions and cultural challenges of both locals and expatriates. The experience served to encourage our scholars to learn more about Singapore’s history and culture, think deeper about the spaces they inhabit, and the larger context of Singapore.

Read about their experience and more YARP journals: https://tctfyarp.wordpress.com/