In collaboration with French artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga and his wife artist Adeline Nazare-Aga from PAJ’Art Studio, The Fullerton Heritage presents a special Hippop’Art Exhibition at The Fullerton Heritage precinct from 18 September 2015 to 4 January 2016. Rebecca Chew and her daughter Elizabeth take us with them on their run through the area.
“This evening, as we ran along our usual route that passes through the entire Fullerton Heritage Precinct (which includes The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Merlion Park, One Fullerton, Clifford Square, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Clifford Pier, and the Customs House), we came across some unusual sculptures that screamed “LOOK AT US”!
Gracing The Fullerton Heritage precinct were a number of captivating Hippopotamus sculptures that effortlessly brightened our day and running spirit, and also brought much joy to our little one, as well as other children and adults alike.
Featuring a vibrant selection of up to thirty brightly coloured and imaginatively crafted resin and fiberglass Hippo sculptures, these attention-grabbing adorable art pieces were painted in attractive pop art colours and patterns, which made them impossible to ignore as we ran past them.
Expected to be crowded with tourists and locals alike, we managed to squeeze through the mass and continued on towards the Helix bridge, where Little E would enthusiastically get off her pram to run and hop-scotch along its entire course, till we reached the other end.
Albeit a short route, it is always refreshing and enjoyable especially with the sights taken in, and the vibrancy of the ubiquitous crowds that dot around the Marina Bay area.
Time to put up our legs and chillax the night away… Good night!”
Text and photos by Rebecca Chew
Rebecca Chew’s blog can be found at https://jremembrance.wordpress.com