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Singapore street art guide: Kampong Gelam

I’ve put together a Street Art in Kampong Gelam guide to help you uncover all the cool murals and street art in and around this funky neighbourhood. Kampong Glam or Kampong Gelam is known as the heritage Arab/Muslim quarter in Singapore and one of my places to find street art in Singapore. It’s home to the beautiful Sultan Mosque and has quite an unusual mishmash of cloth merchants, Middle Eastern restaurants and hipster shops all rolled into one heritage district, and it’s also one of the few places in Singapore where you can find more graffiti styles of street art instead of just murals.

Kampong Gelam is also one of my favourite places in Singapore to hang out and bring visitors. I used to work around this area and spent many days walking up and down these streets, so I will always be fond of it though I think it’s gentrified and I’m not as fond of the current shop mix in recent years. I love that it’s one of the first places that street art became hip.

You’ll see the place also referred to as Kampong Glam which is I’ve always known this place as (Say ‘Glum’ and not glam like glamorous), but it seems like official tourism is moving back to calling it by its proper name Kampong Gelam, which stems from the Malay word Gelam, a reference to the Gelam tree.

How to get to Kampong Gelam?

The closest MRT stations to Kampong Gelam are Bugis (East-West, Downtown Line) or Nicoll Highway (Circle Line) and about 5-10mins walk away.

I’ve split this guide into 4 major areas where you can check out street art works. Use the map to help you navigate. Street art is ephemeral by nature so it’s always changing. I update when I can. Check out the self-guided audio tour version of this Kampong Glam street art route that I developed for Voicemap .

Victoria Street

This stretch between Victoria Street and North Bridge Road is where you’ll find most of the commissioned street art works by Ernest Zacharevic in Singapore – he’s the guy whose works help make Penang’s Georgetown a street art destination – but also in recent years more murals from other shops in the area.

Arab Street

122 Arab Street, alleyway nex to Bazuka Rooftop bistro

This work is one of Didier Jaba Mathieu‘s newer works put up in January 2020 and showcases more of his signature portraits that can also be seen in his works at Piedra Negra on Haji Lane (see below). You can see a face through the archway if you approach from North Bridge Road, and it’s a nice surprise when you realise that he’s actually painted most of the wall in this really narrow back alleyway.

Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Arab Street Jaba Alley
by Jaba (2020). View from Arab Street
Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Arab Street Jaba Alley Inside
by Jaba. This is a view from the other side of the mural. Hard to get a good shot because there’s no space behind me to back up!

Jalan Pisang

1 Jalan Pisang, outdoor seating of Chix Hot Chicken

Nashville-style chicken restaurant commissioned three orange coloured works in this alleyway. All these artists have works in the nearby Gelam Gallery (see below) as well.

Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Jalan Pisang Chix Boon
Graffiti-style throwup by Boon (2019). He’s the same guy who did those peacocks in Little India!
Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Jalan Pisang Chix Kurosei
Strategically positioned dragon by Kurosei aka Sei Nishiyama, who has an equally intricate bird at Gelam Gallery
Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Jalan Pisang Chix Has
This throwup completes the set by Has aka sic7

Jalan Pinang

9 Jalan Pinang, Hotel NuVe entrance

Jalang Pinang is home to YipYC‘s Satay Club and Kampong Gelam murals painted in 2016 for budget Hotel Nuve. These heritage murals reference a popular area for eating satay that used to be on nearby beach road as well as the Gelam trees that Kampong Gelam was named for – you can read more about that here.

Singapore Street Art Hotel Nuve YipYC Satay Club
Satay Club by Yip Yew Chong (2016). Located on left side of Hote NuVe doorway
Singapore Street Art Hotel Nuve YipYC Kampong Gelam
Kampong Gelam by Yip Yew Chong (2016). Located on right side of Hotel NuVe doorway

Jalan Kledek

Wall between Jalan Pisang and Jalan Kledek, facing Victoria Street

At the Victoria Road-Jalan Pisang junction, it’s hard to miss Ernest Zacharevic’s Girl with Lion Cub which is quite a large piece. He did a number of works along the Victoria Road stretch that you will see below. Pretty impressive looking work.

Singapore Street Art ErnestZ Girl With Lion Cub
Girl with Cub by Ernest Zacharevic (2013)

8C/D Jalan Kledek, side of Camera Museum facing Victoria Street

A little further down from the Lion Cub mural is the Vintage Camera’s Museum which has a portrait of a camera-wielding guy done by Singaporean artist Ceno2 whose distinct portrait style can be seen in many places around Singapore, including other spots in Kampong Gelam. This particular piece was done in collaboration with two younger female artists Bunga and Kare.

Singapore Street Art Ceno2 Camera Museum
by Ceno2 with Bunga and Kare (2017). This weird building looks like a camera.

749 North Bridge Road, side facing Jalan Kledek

This mural was done in 2021 but I never got around to checking it out. It was commissioned by Cuban Bar La Boca which has since moved out, but the mural has been left there.

Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Kledek La Boca
For La Boca (2021)

Jalan Klapa

Walls between Jalan Klapa and Jalan Sultan, facing Victoria Street

Further down Victoria Street and you can see more of Ernest Zacharevic’s commissioned works from his time in Singapore in 2013. These kids in supermarket trolleys attracts a lot of people taking photos because of the actual supermarket cart attached to it, you’re likely to see lots of ridiculous photos in action here.

Singapore Street Art ErnestZ Kids in Trolleys
by Ernest Zacharevic (2013). That’s one cart sawn in two and affixed to the wall.
Singapore Street Art ErnestZ Trolleys
Here are the carts in late 2020 – they’ve left the works mostly untouched even with a new surrounding artwork. The trolleys are actually now a public pantry

A little further down on the side of the AMC building is this giant exclamation mark with two kids that was revamped in 2020 as a collaborative mural.

Singapore Street Art AMC Wall
I want to go there (2020) – collective mural organised by amc asia

Here’s how it used to look like before:

Singapore Street Art ErnestZ Kids Exclamation Mark
by Ernest Zacharevic (2013). Don’t miss the kid right on top making an escape?
Singapore Street Art ErnestZ Kid Exclamation Mark
This piece is on the side of the AMC building facing the back alleyway

Jalan Sultan

Wall at corner of Jalan Sultan and Victoria Street junction

Keep walking down Victoria Street to the junction of Jalan Sultan and you’ll see the last Ernest Zacharevic piece: A boy peeking out a window along a stretch of blank wall. I think this piece was updated or repainted at some point because my old pix from 2014 had a grey wall/white window, but this latest shot in 2019 has a white wall/grey window

Singapore Street Art ErnestZ Boy in Window Grey
by Ernest Zacharevic (2013)

Aliwal Street – Sultan Gate

Most of the works at Aliwal Street can be found at the Aliwal Arts Centre which houses many different arts groups, including one of Singapore’s more popular street art crews RSCLS (say Rascals) on its second level. These walls are unusual because the works here change pretty often, a rarity as most walls in Singapore are commissioned fixed projects. Read more about what Singapore’s street art scene is like.

Weave Suites – Midtown

33 Jalan Sultan, side facing Pahang Street

I drove past this work and was immediately struck by how it looked like another piece I remembered seeing in Armenian Street, and it turns out I was right, it is the same artists LABSIXFIVE. This is a commissioned piece for Weave Suites Midtown, a co-living space. There’s a hint of a Peranakan theme in the sarong kebaya and tiffin in the mural, but I love that you can see Sultan Mosque through the window.

Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Weave Living LabSixFive Wide

Cuturi Gallery

Alleyway between 65-67 Aliwal Street on side of Cuturi Gallery

This work by Jaba was commissioned by the Cuturi Gallery in Jan 2021 and I was actually pretty lucky to actually see him working on this! He took about 2 weeks just to paint this and it’s pretty impressive. It’s an interesting mix of history and futurism – shipbuilding was quite a flourishing trade by the early Bugis community who were seafaring folk and settled around the Kampong Gelam area though I’m sure the boats weren’t flying back then.

Two ships can be seen moored on the shore with a man in front of one of them. Other ships in the background are soaring in the air. The perspective makes it look like you're looking up at this work
The perspective work is pretty cool! By Didier Jaba Mathieu (2021)

Go around the corner and you’ll see more of Singapore’s wildlife that’s quite cleverly hidden by the wall angle, perhaps a commentary about how that’s true in real life as well. I recognised some of the animals like the pangolin and colugo!

around the corner of the work is a dark jungle scene and some common local creatures like the pangolin and something racoony.
You’ll notice you can’t see most of the wildlife bit in the image above
Jaba on a boom lift painting the top of the ship and completing his mural in Jan 2021
Jaba at work during Singapore Art Week 2021

Aliwal Arts Centre

20 Aliwal Street

This is actually the wall next to the Aliwal Arts Centre, but it is at the entrance that leads to the side and back alleys. This colourful piece is Singaporean artist Slacsatu called AlphaBatik for Aliwal Urban Arts Festival 2019 that’s based on traditional Indonesian Batik prints. I really love the colours and vibrancy – you’ll see various renditions of this work all over Kampong Gelam, as well as the OG work which I’ll point out further down.

Singapore Street Art Aliwal Street Slacsatu Batik
AlphaBatik by Slacsatu (2019). You can see the side alley wall on the left

Head around the side and back alleys to see the artwork – the side alley is where motorcycles are parked, and the back alley is a very large wall that usually has some quite impressive works. These works change often, so I’m just showing you some works that I have seen in the past.

Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Aliwal Arts Centre SKL0 Longing
Back wall: Longing by SKL0 (2023), a pretty meaningful piece done for Pride
Singapore Street Art Aliwal Back Slacsatu SW
Back Wall: This piece is from 2016 by Singaporean artist Slacsatu from the ZNC crew – I love the crazy amount of detail in here
Singapore Street Art Aliwal Side Lion Kilas
Side wall (smaller): This work is from 2017 by Singaporean artist Kilas
Singapore Street Art Aliwal Side Lions
Side wall (Larger): Right next to the Kilas work above, these seems to be a series of lions but all done by different artists with their own unique styles.

Sultan Arts Village

71 Sultan Gate (in front of entrance to Malay Heritage Centre)

This rather obscure little building is easy to miss, a tiny arts enclave just a few roads down from Aliwal Arts Centre and in front of the entrance to the Malay Heritage Centre. It is home to The Black Book, a shop run by local graffiti crew ZincNiteCrew (aka ZNC), which sells spray paints and apparel. They also run the occasional graffiti battle here, so keep checking out their practice walls. There is art on the walls all around Sultan Arts Village building.

Singapore Street Art TheBlackBook
The Black Book Store is on the right, this is their courtyard lined with walls that sees many fresh works. Sometimes they hold events, other times they just paint for fun. Works here also change very frequently

The front of Sultan Arts Centre where most of the shops have their entrances has a painted sign on the wall. No idea who painted it though.

The new mural kept the original text layout but seems to feature a blackhole with weird blue bubbles emerging
Here’s what it looks like in March 2021 – Not sure when this went up but it’s quite different from the previous work
The original mural with the Malay drummer
Here’s what it looked like for the longest time. They’ve kept the words and layout but changed up the traditional Malay drummer

If you go around to the side of the building that faces Pahang/Baghdad Street, you can see this female Malay dancer – has been there for awhile and I don’t know who did it either. The batik is all Slac, though in this version you can actually make out distinct objects. Curious to what those objects are? They are traditional Malay instruments! I think I can spot a Gedombak and Gendang, as well as the brass chimes of the Gamelan. They actually show what used to be on the wall before – scroll down to see.

The Malay dancer is the only thing left of the original mural, though the original elements have been incorporated into Slacsatu's vibrant alphabatik style
Seen in Aug 2020. This was done in April with permission from the previous artists.
Original wall as seen in 2015 had the Malay instruments and a mask face
What the wall used to look like – the face/mask on the right was replaced by a bird, which is what is reflected in the batik work

Baghdad Street

Baghdad Street cuts across Kampong Gelam connecting Aliwal Street to Arab Street and Haji Lane – this is where they sometimes hold weekend car-free bazaars. Now you can find several works in the lanes and alleys off this stretch of road.

Sultan Gate

29 Sultan Gate (side wall facing towards Beach Road)

Down the road from Sultan Arts Village is a little alleyway where you can find this mural called Coffee Story by Yip Yew Chong aka YipYC. It was commissioned for the coffee house A.R.C. located on that corner (2019 update: the cafe has closed, but the mural is still there) and depicts various ways you can get your coffee in Singapore, from the traditional teh tarik and sock-filtered to the modern cafe and barista style. Look out for the little cat under the teh tarik man’s window on the left!

Coffee Story shows 3 typical coffee prep scenes in Singapore. The Malay Teh Tarik man on the far left pours tea between cups through a window, the Chinese man pours coffee from a traditional metal teapot with a long spout in an old kopitiam, while the far right shows a more typical coffee brewing setup in modern day cafes
Coffee Story by Yip Yew Chong (2015)

Off Bussorah Street

Down the road from the Coffee Story piece is a new larger mural by RSCLS. It’s not complete at this point – the RSCLS folk said this is an independent project so they work on it when they can. You can see lots of things from around the neighbourhood – there’s a bunch of fishing shops, the teh tarik man, chickens running around and the shophouse with the r is along Aliwal Street.

The Kampung Spirit mural stretches along the wall and consists of sepia-style sketches in brown that look unfinished, but other parts of the work have been coloured in properly. You can see a fish, teh tarik man, chickens and a typical shophouse
Kampung Spirit

Right opposite the work is this mural by Slacsatu for Juggernaut Fight Club’s back entrance grills. The quote reads “It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep on moving forward!”

Juggernaut Fight Club Mural by Slacsatu has the club's name in large yellow graffiti-style font and a shot of a man from behind punching upwards. The quote is in the top left corner in red lettering.
Juggernaut Fight Club Mural by Slacsatu (2020)


Alleyway off 12-14 Baghdad Street near junction of Arab Street

This small alley between shops along Baghdad street now has a bunch of new works. This piece by TraseOne is titled Bejeweled: An Homage to Kampung Intan and was commissioned for the Singapore Heritage Festival in March 2019 – check out his very cool timelapse of painting this work in just 36 hours! The artwork was apparently inspired by the fact that Baghdad Street (once known as Kampung Intan) was once a popular trading spot for jewels and precious stones – Intan means Diamond and you could find Intan jewellery makers and goldsmiths around the area as well.

Bejeweled: An Homage to Kampung Intan by TraseOne shows a man seemingly peeling back the white paint of the wall to reveal many large colourful gemstones on a black background
Bejeweled: An Homage to Kampung Intan by TraseOne (2019). You can see another work further inside.

This work further inside the alleyway is by Zero from Nov 2018 and shows some of the many typical things you can see around the Kampong Glam neighbourhood – recognise any familiar objects and landmarks? That hand is one of his characters / self portraits and always a tad melancholic.

Kampong Glam mural by Zero features a suit-wearing person with a blue hand for a face done in signature Zero-style, and features prominent local icons like food wrapped in banana leaves, teh tarik, Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre in the background
Kampong Glam by Zero (2018)
Singapore Street Art Baghdad Alley Zero
Here’s a wider shot of the back alley from the entrance. Baghdad Street is behind me in this shot

Look out for this wall facing the TraseOne piece and adjacent to Zero’s work. It’s part of the Gelam Gallery which I will talk a little bit more about below.

Singapore Street Art Baghdad Alley Gelam Gallery
Gelam Gallery – this particular piece is called Unicorn Stack by Kass

Back of 58 Arab Street

Right across the road from Ts1’s piece is an artwork by Yip Yew Chong called Kampong Glam Basket Shop. There actually was a shop that was full of wicker baskets at that corner for a long time, but they closed down during COVID, so the new owner requested for the mural to commemorate this old shop.

In a departure from his usual hidden cats, this one has a very prominent large grumpy cat sitting up high amidst the wicker baskets, though if you look to the bottom left corner (blocked in my photo by the people), there is a cat down there too!

Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Yip Yew Chong Baskets
Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Yip Yew Chong Baskets

Muscat Street

There are two alleyways, one on either side of the mosque. These are the back alleys of the shops along Arab Street – Bussorah Street, and Bussorah Street – Kandahar Street. Google has both these streets listed as Muscat Street.

In July 2019, Gelam Gallery was created along 2 streets on either side the pedestrianised Bussorah Street that leads to the mosque.These lanes used to just be back alleys and where the dustbins are located, but has since been transformed into what they are calling Singapore’s first outdoor art gallery, and it’s a little different from your usual street art and murals as there are little artist plaques at the side of each work.

Gelam Gallery was set up by The Admin (now defunct), the same people who run the weekend market in this same area, and last I checked with them they mentioned that they may refresh these works but not on a frequent basis. Right now you’ll find a mix of artists here, from known street art names like SlacSatu to up-and-coming artists fresh from local art schools like LaSalle and NAFA. I’m not putting up all the works here because there are too many, just some of my favourites:

Singapore Street Art Gelam Gallery Entrance
Entrance to the backlane – the Sultan Mosque is somewhere to my right
Singapore Street Art Gelam Gallery AndharRas Hands
I love these hands and marbles by Malaysian artist Andharas
Singapore Street Art Gelam Gallery BoonBaked Fisherman
Singaporean artist Boon Baked aka BAKED painted a cool fisherman using a handreel
Singapore Street Art Gelam Gallery Sei10
Japanese tattoo artist Sei Nishiyama does large scale tattoos and goes by Sei10 on the walls – I can imagine this on someone’s skin, it’s really stunning work 
Singapore Street Art Gelam Gallery Chai
A cup of Teh Tarik at Bhai Sarbat, aka the best Chai shop in Singapore
Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam DesignBridge BnW
New black and white geometric mural at DesignBridge & Co – I kinda like the old one Slac did for them before which I thought was more meaningful – scroll to bottom of post to see what it looked like before

Junction of Arab Street and Muscat Street (where Oman arch and panels are located)

This lovely large mural is yet another work by Yip Yew Chong called The Kampong Gelam Mural and it’s pretty details and tells a number of stories that make up the area’s history. On the left are old buildings including the Istana Kampong Gelam and the first version of Sultan Mosque.

To the right is the cross section of a shophouse with a Malay family living there, and you can even see a comparison of old vs new Kampong Gelam maps!

Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Muscat St History
The Kampong Gelam Mural by Yip Yew Chong (2023)

Haji Lane

This lane is more famous for its hipster shops and attracts photographers looking for a colourful yet traditional shophouse backdrop; it is one of the spots in Singapore which had street art and murals before it was the hip thing to do. You’ll see more works by ZNC here, and quite a lot by JabaOne concentrated at the buildings on the Beach Road end leading up to the alleyway linking Arab Street and Haji Lane. Some of the other shops have got into the act as well, with artwork on their shopfronts, it’s definitely a visually exciting place and always quite bustling.

Arab Street-Haji Lane Linkway

Alleyway linking Arab Street and Haji Lane (opposite junction of Arab Street and Baghdad Street)

This alleyway used to have some pretty iconic works that have sadly been removed (see those works in the Removed section below). Currently the only one up is this mural by DPLMT featuring Ultraman and a reimagined Merlion which was part of a Singapore Tourism Board campaign in 2022 to mark the 50th birthday of the Merlion (and 55th year of Ultraman!).

Singapore Street Art Kampong Gelam Merlion Ultraman
by DPLMT (2022)

Haji Lane

Juice Clinic, 27 Haji Lane (cross junction of linkway and Haji Lane)

There are a whole bunch of works by Didier Jaba Mathieu or Jaba in this area commissioned by the owners of Piedra Negra. This area sees so many tourists and photographers, but it is one of the prettiest and most colourful parts of Kampong Gelam.

Singapore Street Art Juice Jaba Bird
El Vuelo del Cálao by Jaba (2018) – it used to be a blue artwork but was revamped by Jaba in Nov 2018 to this hot pink bird

Junction of Haji Lane and Beach Road, side of Piedra Negra restaurant facing Haji Lane

This particular Aztec piece from 2011 is pretty impressive and possibly the most iconic mural that people remember Haji Lane for. It’s quite impossible to photographin full because the alleyway is so narrow – check out Jaba’s photos for a montage of the full artwork. I love the vibrancy and the bold style.

Singapore Street Art Haji Lane PiedraNegra Jaba Aztec
by Jaba (2011)
Singapore Street Art Haji Lane PiedraNegra Jaba Aztec Fisheye
This is me using a fish eye lens standing right against the wall

Blu Jaz, 11 Bali Lane

Blu Jaz is a pretty popular drinking hole and has another Jaba work, this one a giant face on a yellow background.

Singapore Street Art Ophir BluJaz Jaba Face
Also a Jaba work that dates back to 2011

Ophir Road

Junction of Ophir Road and Beach Road, facing Ophir Road

Jaba has another giant wall, this time facing Ophir Road. It was painted in phases and fully completed in May 2018, check out Jaba’s instagram for better pictures. It was partially blocked by trees and currently blocked by all the road works in the area, but you really need to take a few steps back to appreciate the grandeur of this work. It’s reminiscent of the work further up Arab Street.

Singapore Street Art Ophir El Lio PiedraNegra Jaba
El Lío (The Clash) by Jaba (2018)
Singapore Street Art Ophir PiedraNegra Jaba All
Here’s a slightly better view taken in late 2020 with the trees cleared
Singapore Street Art Ophir PiedraNegra Jaba 2016
Here’s an old version of the wall from 2016. You can see they cleared some of the shrubs so people can better access the wall
Singapore Street Art Ophir PiedraNegra Jaba 2014
An even older version from 2014 – the rest of the wall was blank. It’s fascinating to see how his art style and skill has grown

Graffiti Hall of Fame

There’s been a lot of construction and road works happening along Ophir Road and a long stretch of hoarding was put up. Rather than leave it empty and boring, Singapore’s street artists came together to work with the One Kampong Gelam association to create the Southeast Asian Graffiti Hall of Fame – it’s basically a who’s who of works all along both sides of the hoarding.

Singapore Street Art Kampong Gelam Graffiti HoF Bali Lane
Works along Bali Lane
Singapore Street Art Kampong Gelam Graffiti HoF Ophir Road
Works from Ophir Road as seen when crossing over from Parkview Square – some of these works have been removed as the hoarding changes according to the work done on site

No Longer There

Here are some of the older street art works that I liked but have either been painted over or removed, thought I’d keep them here for posterity.

Singapore Street Art ZNC Haji Lane
ZNC crew: Slacsatu X Myow x Asno (2012?) at the alleyway between Haji Lane and Arab Street. Here’s what it used to look like in 2014. ZNC crew is a longstanding graffiti crew in Singapore, and this is probably one of the older pieces found here Kampong Gelam dating back to 2012. Sometime in early 2019, Slac painted over the right half of the work with his alphabatik works.
Singapore Street Art Haji-Arab Linkway Slac
Here’s what the wall looks like after Slac’s update in 2019. Sadly I found this work painted over in mid 2022.
Singapore Street Art Haji Singapura Club Ceno
Singapura Club by Ceno2 (2016). This was for The Singapura Club restaurant and features some pretty eye-catching portraits of Singaporeans from different ethnic groups in black and white, unfortunately this disappeared sometime in 2021 when the restaurant moved out. He did something similar at the Little India branch.
Singapore Street Art Kampong Glam Baghdad Street DesignBridge Batik
Alphabatik for DesignBridge by SlacSatu (2020). This version of Slac’s Alphabatik was done for creative studio Design Bridge at Kandahar Street/Baghdad Street in 2020. The colours are a little more to the green/blue palette and this one features a dragon terrorising a ship at sea, and apparently has an AR aspect to it. It’s right next to the entrance of one of the Gelam Gallery lanes, and also next to the famous Bhai Sarbat which supposedly serves the best chai in Singapore. Sadly it disappeared in mid 2022
Singapore Street Art Sheryo Yok Textiles Pano
Textiles by Sheryo and the Yok (2015) for 50 Bridges, a collaboration by the Australian High Commission to celebrate Singapore’s 50th year of independence + bilateral ties with Australia. It’s meant to reflect the fabric from the many textile shops along Arab Street. Sadly it’s since been painted over.
Singapore Street Art - Jaba Merdandy
These works by Jaba were painted over by Ceno’s work when Merdandy moved out and Singapura Club moved in
Singapore Street Art - ZERO-KILAS Straits Records
24 Bali Lane – the famous Straits Records facade is done by ZERO and KILAS has now been replaced by a generic white wall since Straits Records moved
Singapore Street Art - Merlion LR
Hidden amidst the trees is this funky merlion by Aussie street artist Mistery, now covered by Jaba’s work
Singapore Street Art Ophir PiedraNegra Jaba Warrior
A lone warrior Walk along Ophir Road towards Bali Lane – once obscured by the trees, now blocked by construction.
Singapore Street Art Muscat Zero
Zero’s work used to be along Muscat street, but it got painted over when Gelam Gallery was created
Singapore Street Art - Stuttgart Blackforest Tree Close up
I don’t know whose work this is or who commissioned it, but it is kinda cute
Singapore Street Art InkClog FOMO Pano
Kaijus and Radioactive Crab by Clog Two was for hipster food court FOMO at 38 Sultan Gate. It closed in 2019 and last I peeked in, some renovation is happening and this wall had been whitewashed :(
Singapore Street Art Aliwal Alice Pasquini
This tiny piece by Italian artist Alice Pasquini was located in the side alley area of Aliwal Arts Centre and done when she came to Singapore in 2013 to work on another piece for a school. There used to be a lot of pen scribblings on the wall behind this piece but those seem to have faded with age. This was painted over around 2020-2021
Singapore Street Art Sultan Arts Village Slacsatu Batik
Batik by Slacsatu (2012). This was my all-time favourite work at Sultan Arts Village and the OG batik piece by Slac – you can see it’s a little different from his more recent batik works! Sadly this was painted over sometime in early 2021.

Do check out my side project Singapore Street Art on instagram @singaporestreetart – it aims to document all past and present street art in Singapore. Hashtag #singaporestreetart if you find anything cool that should be featured here.


Monday 3rd of June 2024

hey there just wanted to leave a comment to recognise how fantastic this is. Thanks for doing this!

Marc Munasque

Saturday 6th of April 2024

Thank you, Jaclynn, for your street art guides, which we definitely will be consulting when we visit Singapore from Manila. Is your VoiceMap self-guided tour of Kampong Glam art up to date? I read a TripAdvisor review from Oct. 2023 that reported that commencing the tour “outside a station with multiple exits, under a sign that no longer exists” threw her off for a while. So, should we just use your guide above?

Jaclynn Seah

Saturday 6th of April 2024

Hi Marc, thanks for reading! The blogpost is probably more updated - there's been quite a lot of construction going on along that stretch because of the new subway (MRT) line that they are building around there so roads have moved, so I am actually working on reworking that audio tour route now but it's taking a bit more time because it involves rerecording some bits, thanks for letting me know! Drop me a note if you have any clarifications :)


Monday 17th of August 2020

The street art looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing:)


Saturday 7th of April 2018

Thank you Jaclynn for these amazing guides - I love street art especially in Little India as they are so relevant to local Indian culture and based on your guides I have already discovered most... also Kampong Glam last weekend where I tried also Voicemap though in the end I got little lost from route when not following it exactly :D Heading to Chinatown next after finding some missing pieces in Little India this weekend that I have not managed to see yet

Jaclynn Seah

Sunday 8th of April 2018

I think I might need to update the Voicemap guide a little, but thanks for the feedback! At which point did you get lost? So that I can take that into consideration when I review :)

Glad you found the guides useful, happy street art hunting!

Girish Naik

Saturday 17th of March 2018

Hey Jaclynn - Guess what? I ticked off Kampong Glam and Little India precinct today. Had a great time following your guided trail. Thank you. And I didn't realise that it would be a great exercise too. Close to 20,000 steps . Can you guide me re artworks in Joo Chiat?? I live close by and would love to capture some artworks.

Thanks and warm regards Girish

Jaclynn Seah

Saturday 17th of March 2018

Glad you enjoyed yourself Girish! Well I'm not aware of any large clusters of work in Joo Chiat like you can find in Kampong Glam, but there is an Ernest Zacharevic jousting boys work there, so if you click on the Google Map and go to 'East Side', that's where most of the relatively east-located works I know of can be found.