53) Circles of rainbow on the Bridge
Welcome to Alkaff Bridge, you are strolling on a rainbow now.
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.
One side is connected to the “River Place” condominium.
The other side is connected to “The Quayside” condominium. What a home sweet home for these estate residents!
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!
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.
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.
Imagine staying in a home next to the rainbow friend…
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”
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. 🙂
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!
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!
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!
January 7, 2013 at 3:56 am
Beautiful boat bridge. 🙂
January 7, 2013 at 10:58 am
Thank you! 🙂
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January 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm
January 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm
What a beautiful bridge and unique good attraction for tourist with a good story behind that…
January 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm
And making the river more cheerful and full of joy! 🙂
January 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm
January 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm
Wow this bridge is so beautiful. An original idea 🙂
January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm
This lady artist is from Philippines! Thanks for reading!
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January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm
Hey! Thanks! 🙂
January 8, 2013 at 5:41 am
That is so awesome!!! 😀
January 8, 2013 at 9:30 am
And written by a handsome man! Haha!
January 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm
This is an awesome bridge, Sydney. I’d love to see this and cross it one day.
January 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm
And you feel like walking in the rainbow! 🙂
January 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm
haha… went there 3 weeks ago.. pretty awesome 🙂
January 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm
Oops! we miss the timing!