The Urban Sketchers Singapore was invited to do a live demonstration at Maris Stella High School (Primary Level) for their art week. We sketched around the school compound. Zaihan gave an introduction talk of Urban Sketchers and Ignatius did a Live demo of ‘Guan Dao’ at the school hall.
Went to sketch this dim sum place at Chinatown Point. Another place for good dim sum cuisine. Must try their golden egg yolk lava buns, steamed carrot cake, teochew- style steamed dumplings and egg tarts.
Tried out their new menu, Bitterballen, a Dutch meat- based snack yesterday. Love it!
Did this sketch with friends from Urban Sketchers, after the opening of Sketches of “Da Po” Exhibition. Exhibition till 15 May.
Jiak Chuan Road
Jiak Chuan Road was named after Tan Jiak Chuan (陈若铨, 1858-1909), grandson of philanthropist Tan Kim Seng (also see Kim Seng Road) and cousin of Tan Jiak Kim (also see Jiak Kim Street). He was also the only son of Tan Beng Gum, the former President of the Chinese Temple association at Malacca.
Described as a quite gentleman, Tan Jiak Chuan duly ran the business of mining firm Kim Seng & Co, allowing his cousin Tan Jiak Kim to concentrate on public affairs. In 1908, after his return from Malacca, Tan Jiak Chuan fell ill and suffered from hyperpyrexia. He died shortly after that, and left behind various funds for the Raffles Institution, Chinese Free School and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was buried at the Tan family burial ground at Alexandra Road.
The Reading Room at Bukit Pasoh Road.