Sungei Road Thieves Market (1988)

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Sungei Road Thieves Market, one of the oldest flea market in Singapore, was closed in 2017.

 

The Story of Sungei Road Thieves Market 

 

Sungei Road Thieves Market is located at Sungei Road, which means river road (sungei is river in Malay), as the road runs along the Rochor River. 

 

The Story of the Painting

 

Famous Singapore artist Low Hai Hong experimented painting oil on paper and loved the effects.  Painting oil on paper meant he could leave white spaces, similar to Chinese ink painting and even watercolour painting. 

 

In this painting, there is a delicate balance of frenzy and calm.  The road is messy, filled with crates and goods, canvas roofs and pedestrians.  The shophouses are chaotic too, with poles of clothes protruding from the windows. 


We are saved by the precious white space, giving us room to breathe. 

 

  

Title: Sungei Road Thieves Market (1988)
Artist: Low Hai Hong 
Medium: Oil on Paper
Year: 1988
Dimensions: 56cm x 42cm
Buy: $2,400
Rent: $24 per week

 

 

If you wish to see the painting in person or have any questions, feel free to ask us anytime.  We offer a 100% satisfaction guaranteed, no-questions-asked, full-refund, returns policy. 


With art rental, you can change the painting at home anytime you feel like it. 

 

So rent a painting today and impress your guests this National Day!

 

Thank you for supporting our local artists!

 

Rent Sungei Road Thieves Market because

 

it is nostalgic. 

 

Exhibition

 

This painting was part of the "This is my Country" art exhibition held at ARTualize art gallery in July to August 2021.

 

"This is my Country" National Day exhibition continues, with The Stalls at Sungei Road Thieves Market

   

Stand up for Singapore

Do the best you  can

Reach out for your fellow man

You've got to make a stand

Recognise you can play your part

Let it come right from your heart

Be prepared to give a little more

Stand up, stand up for Singapore

- Stand up for Singapore, NDP 1984