Bask In Nostalgic Feels By These Food Murals Along Ang Mo Kio HDB Void Decks
Millennials in Singapore will remember old skool icons like ang ku kueh and White Rabbit sweets. These nostalgic treats have come to life in the form of cool photo ops - wall murals along Ang Mo Kio HDB void decks.
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Stroll through 10 blocks along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and 4 and you'll find 37 hand-painted murals depicting recognisable images of Singapore like tang yuan, satay, a traditional rooster bowl and Peranakan-style tingkat.
There's also a giant White Rabbit sweet beloved by kids in the 90s, and kopitiam-style coffee cups we all know and love.
Aside from being a fun photo backdrop, these murals also serve a practical purpose.
In 2019, the Alzheimer's Disease Association (ADA) in Singapore initiated the Wayfinding Project which aims to build a caring and inclusive community supportive of those impacted by dementia. The project includes creating these nostalgic murals among commonly accessed routes so that those with dementia can more easily recognise their surroundings.
People with dementia were also directly involved in discussions and the execution of this project. One of the team members, Emily, who is living with young-onset dementia, shared more about how society can be more inclusive of those with dementia by "accept[ing] and appreciat[ing] people with dementia as individuals who think, behave, and express [them]selves differently from societal norms" and to understand that they have "common needs like everyone – the need to feel accepted and valued as a fellow member of society."
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Text by: GirlStyle SG