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Red Columned Laundry Shop

5 Dec

A Glimpse of the Past.
Serangoon Road.
Some of you might know of this quaint looking laundry shop with Red columns in the 90s. Its long gone now. Good thing i sketched it in 1996. Found this forgotten painting in my storeroom when spring cleaning. Its turned a little yellow now but otherwise in excellent condition. May auction it.1-2017-12-05 16.27.42


Busker in the morning at Albert Complex

11 May

Unlikely to find a busker at a hawker centre like this at Albert complex and  at 930am. Was impressed with his  singing and his positive attitude. Sketched him  playing his guitar and chatted with Gary. Exchanged numbers for future  reference.


31 Jan


Amongst the lush Palm Grove and ferns you will find shaded spots ideal for a relaxing stop and picnic here.

At this area is the Shaw foundation Symphony Stage situated at one end of the valley, providing visitors an open concert view of the performances  held regularly here. We enjoyed our family picnics here, with grandson having fun in the open space, and grandpa sketching, while the family enjoying  the music and food.


25 Jan


Enjoying the ECO LAKE  at Singapore Botanic Gardens, with a water colour sketch and a refreshing walk.

New Year Greetings to all my friends, Facebook ones included. Here is to your good health and Peace for all mankind.

ROOSTER:  the symbol of Punctuality, Vitality, Beauty and Righteousness, to accompany and inspire YOU the whole year through.

Tham Pui San

26 Jan 2017

Musings on Trees: LTA’s showcase of Art in train stations

17 Jan

At one end of the Boarding Platform at Newton MRT, DownTown Line is a placard which acknowledges contributors on MUSINGS ON TREES.

My musing is here for you to enjoy.

Sharing An Inspiring Encounter

13 Jan


As June and I walked out of Shaw Centre last night after shopping at Isetan, we chanced upon this inspiring lady.

With her good hand holding the broom handle and the dustpan pole  cleverly propped under her bent waist, and her deformed hand dangling on the left, she skillfully swept the litter into the dustpan.

She  has such mastery of her work. I was touched.

On the bus ride home I kept thinking of her work  attitude and determination which many of us can do well to emulate. And I was glad the employer recognise her ability and give her the job.

While this captivating imagery remain strong  I  quickly took out my pocket book to record this true spirit of determination and self reliance  to share with you.