Ming // Playgrd

A dreamer. And an artist.

Ming is a self-taught illustrator who is an engineer by training. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore from a unique perspective. Part by part, he pieces each illustration together meticulously. Extremely detailed and wonderfully dotted with ethereal characters, his works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism.

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HDB Evenings
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As the day fades away, neighbours drift in one by one. Smells of home cooked food waft along the corridors. A cacophony of children's laughter and adult chatter is in the background. This piece depicts a typical evening in Singapore's...

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Singapore Snakes & Ladders
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Life in Singapore. Orderly and ordinary? But even within the ordinary scenes of everyday life, the ordinary playground memories of many a childhood, and the order of a HDB block, there lies a certain magic. For the artist at least. This piece...

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The Kiss
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Romance happens in the unlikeliest of places - in this case, a familiar HDB stairwell. A local interpretation of the iconic Time Square kiss, with added grunginess.  Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of...

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Back Alley Wonderland
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A wonderland. A fantasy. A merry-go-round. Happiness. These unique spiral staircases are found at the back alleys of shophouses. Some will have fond memories of using these staircases to sneak out into the back lane to play. This piece re-imagines...

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One East Coast
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From a fire, this cluster of non-descript flats in Siglap rose to replace a group of attap huts. They are unremarkable. Ordinary architecture, no art deco here. Ordinary people, similar to what you would find in most other Housing Board...

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Pearl's Hill
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Quiet lives in a set of flats set in this historic neighbourhood.  Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore from...

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Singapore Evenings Postcard
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Evening in Singapore. Going out, coming home. The smell of cooking. Laughter and chatter. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in...

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Catching Fishes
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Simple joys of a bygone era. Before the Internet age, children in the 1980s commonly played in the great outdoors. A particular favourite past time was catching fishes in the canals, otherwise known as ‘longkang’ fishing. Ming is a self-trained...

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Singapore Nights Postcard
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Night in Singapore. Eating together, a simple chat. Familiar smells and tastes. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore from...

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Splash!
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Big Splash, one of the first water playgrounds in Singapore, is but a fond memory now. This piece re-imagines Big Splash as an even more fantastical water playground. Dreams a little, draws a little. Ming is a self-taught illustrator and...

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Twilight Magic
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If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song. - Khalil Gibran Memories of the simple joys of yesterdays - dandelions and a moth,...

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Moonlit Night
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Intricately designed shophouses in Little India, against the backdrop of a night that resembles a fantasy. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of...

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A Singapore Snowflake
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This piece depicts a snowflake of Singaporean old-school playground memories. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore from a unique perspective....

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Singapore Mornings Postcard
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Morning in Singapore. Waking up, rushing out. The cool morning breeze on the face. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in...

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Dakota #1
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Capturing the memories of an estate that will be disappearing soon. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore from a...

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Yellow Brick Road
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Bedok Jetty is a favourite haunt of many in Eastern Singapore where weekenders go to fish and picnic. This piece re-imagines the jetty as a yellow brick road in the East. Dreams a little, draws a little. Ming is a...

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Reaching Out
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Hopes and dreams, a crescent moon and five stars. A little girl reaching out to the sky from the balcony of a shophouse at the junction of Selegie and Bukit Timah Road. Dreams a little, draws a little. Ming is...

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Mr Wong’s Marvellous Aquarium
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Neighbourhood pet stores are a symbol of childhood for many Singaporeans as many spent their time gazing at the vibrant aquariums in the pet stores. This piece transforms this common past-time into a fantasy that Singaporeans can relate to. Ming is...

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Dakota #2
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Capturing the memories of an estate that will be disappearing soon. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore from a...

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A Christmas Ride
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There is always something magical in the air, come Christmas time. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore from a...

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Singapore Blues
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Amidst the chaos in the ocean, is the icon of Singapore. Spot it! Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of life in Singapore...

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Mynah & Kopi
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This black and white print depicts the chirpy local birds alongside an old-school coffee cup. The Mynahs are familiar companions during a morning coffee session in Singapore's hawker centres.  Dreams a little, draws a little. Ming is a self-taught illustrator and...

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Chick and Kaka
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This nostalgic black and white print juxtaposes a young chick with Kaka snacks, a corn snack popular in the 80's and a familiar childhood memory. Dreams a little, draws a little. Ming is a self-taught illustrator and artist. With a...

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Moonlit Night Postcard
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Intricately designed shophouses in Little India, against the backdrop of a night that resembles a fantasy. Ming is a self-trained illustrator. His works are whimsical and colourful with a touch of surrealism. He specialises in portraying the daily aspects of...

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