Quaint Quails

The publication, titled Quaint Quails, is a story that is narrated from the two perspectives, one from that of a grandfather and the other from a grandson. It revolves around the sights and sound of Tiong Bahru, capturing both the old and new, vintage and modern, within the charming estate. The publication highlights important shops which have been around for decades, milestones in the development of the estate, using references from newspaper articles and the history of the estate, connecting the dots with each individual shop along with its significance. This is an important point in the development of the estate as many of the shops that we know of now, will soon be forgotten, with the lease on the estate coming to an end. Certain shops featured in this publication have already disappeared, and along with it, its people, the hardships, joys and stories, just to make way for new ones. It is a pity to see such estates being enveloped with the development of the landscape in Singapore, but it is what it is. The creation of the publication hopes to document such estates, before they are erased from the ever growing landscape that this city holds, and along with it, its memories.

The story is told from two different perspectives, one from the grandfather and the other from the grandson. Therefore, the treatment of the photos along with the layouts are of vast difference to allow readers to differentiate and understand the tone that each character uses.

This publication is signature sewn and cloth-bound, with an embossed cover, with a total of 40 spreads.

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1 Comment

  1. hi, i like your work and would like to discuss with you something I am doing at tiong bahru. would you be able to get in touch with me to discuss?

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