Lau Pa Sat Celebrates 130th Anniversary Through Collaborations With Renowned Singaporean Artists

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Look forward to a 10-metre-long heritage mural, as well as exclusive merchandise adorned with captivating watercolour illustrations, and many more!

Lau Pa Sat’s 130th Anniversary Celebrations

To kickstart Lau Pa Sat’s 130th anniversary celebrations, the iconic national monument and food hall has unveiled collaborations with renowned Singaporean artists today. Timed with World Art Day, Lau Pa Sat recognises the important role that local artists play in preserving Singapore’s heritage and culture.

Here's taking a closer look at what you can expect:

Visual Artist Yip Yew Chong Collaboration

10-Metre-Long Heritage Mural

Yip Yew Chong’s heritage mural showcases his unique approach of taking viewers on a visual journey through time, with depictions of Lau Pa Sat’s past as the first Telok Ayer Market that opened in 1824, transitioning into the bustling lunchtime destination it became in the 90s. This innovative narrative technique showcases Yip's mastery in capturing the nuances of the past, and establishes a profound connection with his audience, fostering a shared exploration of culture through art.

Limited Edition Collectibles

Customers can also take home a piece of the artwork in the form of limited edition collectibles including a twin postcard collection and EZ-link card collection. Available exclusively at Food Folks, patrons and art enthusiasts alike can bring home a tangible piece of Lau Pa Sat's rich history as cherished mementos celebrating its 130th Anniversary.

Local Illustrator Ah Guo 阿果 Collaboration

Exclusive Merchandise

The merchandise in collaboration with Ah Guo is made up of a three-part art series available as merchandise. The first artwork of the series showcases a bustling dawn scene of Lau Pa Sat in its early days as a bustling market by the sea, with fishermen fishing in the nearby waters and selling their catch of the day at Lau Pa Sat, alongside early-day street hawkers such as our quintessential Satay seller, amongst other hawkers of traditional heritage dishes. Ah Guo creates a visual journey through the corridors of his memories, inviting the audience to rediscover the essence of bygone days. The merchandise include pouches and stationeries for customers to choose from, allowing them to bring a piece of Lau Pa Sat home, with style and functionality.

Gift with Purchase – Ah Guo x Lau Pa Sat Stamp Card

From 1 May 2024 to 31 July 2024, collect 1 stamp with every $10 spent at either retail or F&B stores in Food Folks. Collect all five exclusive Ah Guo merchandise during this period.

Terms and conditions apply:

  • While stocks last and subject to availability.
  • Stamp redemption at Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat retail counter, from 10am to 9.30pm daily.
  • A minimum spend of $10 is applicable to both retail and F&B stores in Food Folks.
  • Lau Pa Sat and Food Folks are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged Stamp Redemption Cards.
  • Damaged stamp redemption cards will not be accepted.
  • Images shown are for reference only.
  • Lau Pa Sat and Food Folks reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice, and to all final decisions.

Launch Of New 130th Anniversary Logo

Photo Credits: Lau Pa Sat

Lau Pa Sat also launched a new 130th anniversary logo that pays homage to its rich history in Singapore’s hawker scene, blending imagery of hawker culture with its iconic architecture, including its Victorian cast iron columns, ornate leaves, and octagonal layout. The anniversary logo can be seen around Lau Pa Sat, on staff uniforms and anniversary merchandise.

Series Of Events

To celebrate Lau Pa Sat’s 130th Anniversary, customers can also look forward to a series of events for this year-long celebration including a free Augmented Reality Heritage Trail where customers can take a tour through the times and immerse themselves in the heritage of Lau Pa Sat. Lau Pa Sat invites media representatives and the public to join the revelry of its 130th-anniversary celebration, promising an artistic spectacle that transcends time and culture.


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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