53) Circles of rainbow on the Bridge

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Welcome to Alkaff Bridge, you are strolling on a rainbow now.

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The Alkaff Bridge is a pedestrian Bridge spanning across the Singapore River in length 55m, height 35m.  As the name suggested, it is related to the nearby Alkaff Quay.  Alkaffs is also a wealthy Arab family who settled in Singapore during the early 20th century.

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One side is connected to the “River Place” condominium.

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The other side is connected to “The Quayside” condominium.  What a home sweet home for these estate residents!

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This bridge resembles a wooden boat (Tong Kang) is a gift from a lady artist, Pacita Abad (1946-2004) who transformed it to a rainbow bridge with an artist touch of joy and vibrant colors!

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She used 120 liters for white base paint after scraping the old paint away.  And subsequently, using 630 liters for two coats of 6 base colors for this Art piece.

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And finally, applying 2,350 circle stencils, using 46 colors painted with hands.   In addition to these, the railings are also full of wonderful circles.

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Imagine staying in a home next to the rainbow friend…

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Or a ferryboat passing by here and there outside your doorstep, what else do you ask for…?

21 thoughts on “53) Circles of rainbow on the Bridge

    Charron's Chatter said:
    January 7, 2013 at 2:12 am

    What an awesome bridge! It sure does look like a boat from first-hand perspective. Q: do you guys ever have problems with graffiti artists the way we do in the US? Also, you prolly know this already, but I think the Norse believe you cross a rainbow bridge to arrive on the “Other Side”. A lovely, whimsical walk with you today, Sydney. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Graffiti art is fine in Singapore, I remember one foreigner broke into Train depot and showcase his talent on the train body. Ended up he got jail and fine! So that is ‘fine’!
      But we do have a street call Haji lane, you can expend your talent here is fine!
      Thanks, Karen! Let’s stroll along the Alkaff bridge!

    Terri at Time To Be Inspired said:
    January 7, 2013 at 3:36 am

    What a delightful piece of art. Thanks for sharing, as it’s not somewhere I’ll ever get to see!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Thanks for your compliments, I like your heart warming and educational Blog too!
      Let move on and look for rainbow in you and me! Cheers!

    adinparadise said:
    January 7, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Beautiful boat bridge. :)

    Rexlin Victor said:
    January 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Hi, I have nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award”!! If you are interested, please check my post
    http://thetimelesstreasure.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/the-versatile-blogger-award/ Congratulations!!!

    yusrche said:
    January 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    What a beautiful bridge and unique good attraction for tourist with a good story behind that…

    Nice….

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      And making the river more cheerful and full of joy! :)

        yusrche said:
        January 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

        Yes ..correct..

        TQ…

    evilnymphstuff said:
    January 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Wow this bridge is so beautiful. An original idea :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      This lady artist is from Philippines! Thanks for reading!

    The Sicilian Housewife said:
    January 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Hi! I’ve nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award, which is an award for bloggers who positively and creatively inspire other bloggers. Here’s my post on the award:
    http://siciliangodmother.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/ive-won-a-sunshine-award/

    kelihasablog said:
    January 8, 2013 at 5:41 am

    That is so awesome!!! :D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

      And written by a handsome man! Haha!

    likeitiz said:
    January 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    This is an awesome bridge, Sydney. I’d love to see this and cross it one day.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      And you feel like walking in the rainbow! :)

    Peach Lee said:
    January 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    haha… went there 3 weeks ago.. pretty awesome :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Oops! we miss the timing!

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