Sunday, June 18, 2006

Accidental tourists

YC, sheep and I made a trip down to Bugis and walked over to Arab Street to check out the DIY shops. We certainly did not expect to become curious explorers in a place so familiar yet completely new. Mostly because we ended up walking along the more "scenic" alleys.

Gorgeous artwork by our streetside amateurs were brightly lit in the warm afternoon sun and, armed with 2 cameras, we couldn't help taking 123876 photos of the grafitti we saw. (Of course, YC, armed with a permanent marker, found himself obliged to add to the grafitti whenever possible.) Pics credit to Sheep and YC.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
We fell in love with this piece of vandalism. How do you do that with spray paint? Putting things in perspective:

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Gotcha!

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Wallman. (Check out his shoes!)

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
I had to. I'm sorry. I look retarded but damn! It's a psycho killer bunny with wings!! Almost every transformer along the alleys had grafitti on it. Love it.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
House Of Japan, a quaint second hand apparel store along Haji Lane. I love the painted entrance. Bought a pair of ripped jeans here for only $10.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
We found a mountain of wooden boxes and naturally, YC couldn't control his juvenile tendencies himself and readily placed one upon his head (complete with a Vulcan salute. "I come in peace [pieces?]"). One would think it's the natural thing for him to do. Hilarious fun. A nearby construction worker was laughing at us.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
An attempted "cool" shot on insistence of Sheep for her online project (here), where she shoots random Singaporeans on the street to document Singapore street style. I'm quite flattered to be featured there, given I'm probably the last person you'd think of as "stylish". (Note grafitti: it's a dude in a bunny suit!)

Down at the DIY shops, Sheep and I went suitably mad over the quaint 'lil trinkets we saw. YC naturally feigned interest for all of 15 minutes maybe and then proceeded to play pranks. Subtle, but still pranks no doubt.

See what I mean?

7 comments:

mehmeh said...

bunneh choo lost weight!

kungfubunny said...

what what what?! where got?! oooh don't get me happy for no reason aah o.O

Anonymous said...

hey! just wondering, where are the diy shops at arab street located at? i went there once and all i saw were cloth shops :/

would be great if you can help me, thanks :D

kungfubunny said...

can't really put a finger on exactly where, just that you really need to explore the area, there's a small cluster of DIY shops along one of the smaller roads ;)

Anonymous said...

ooohh i see. are they like right beside each other or something?

thanks by the way =)

kungfubunny said...

not exactly but nearby

Jerome said...

Nice post.