Created on February 23, 2021
Aliwal Street, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore

Orang Laut

This stunning mural with its vibrant colours is rich in cultural history by incorporating ships and the Orang Laut (Malay for “sea people”, or nomadic sea gypsies) which acts as an important reminder on how "the Beach Road waterfront before reclamation was the focal point of trading and shipping services that thrived on the arrival of Bugis ships and traders. Kampong Glam probably derived its present name from the gelam tree. The bark of the gelam tree was used by the Orang Laut to make awnings and sails". (Kampong Glam History, Urban Redevelopment
Didier "Jaba" Mathieu—Orang Laut
Hunted by Tim Marschang.

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Date created2021-02-23T23:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork