More than 15,000 people visited the Street Art Fest++ from 15 to 29 February 2020! It was a fun-filled two weeks of arts and culture from both Singapore and Cambodia, with music and dance performances, street food and other activities. Singaporean muralist Yip Yew Chong and Cambodian-Canadian street artist FONKi also jointly painted 7 walls over the two weeks. Members of the public from all walks of life left their mark on the festival by painting the community walls. Our Facebook outreach also garnered more than 1.25 million impressions. Thank you for your tremendous support!
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn and Singapore Ambassador Michael Tan, unveiling the mural Cambodia-Singapore: 55 Years and Beyond at the unveiling ceremony on 29 February 2020.
Proceeds will go towards Cambodian Children’s Fund and Cambodian Living Arts in September.
Titled Cambodia-Singapore: 55 and Beyond (Yip Yew Chong and FONKi), this master centrepiece was created to depict 55 years of diplomatic ties between Cambodia and Singapore. It is a symbolic of both countries’ longstanding ties and the warm friendship between both peoples.
FONKi’s bold, abstract neoexpressionist brushstrokes provide a harmonious contrast to Yip’s detailed brushstrokes. FONKi rendered majestic imagery, including an Angkorian-era lion which symbolizes the resilience and strength of the Khmer people, together with a Singapore Merlion that highlights the steadfast friendship and constructive partnership between both peoples.
At first glance both scenes are distinctly Cambodian or Singaporean, but they bear commonalities in showcasing our shared partnership.
Purchased by Vattanac Properties and re-gifted to the Singapore Embassy in Phnom Penh.
Photo credits to Singapore muralist, Yip Yew Chong