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A Passage through Time at Kwai Chai Hong

Lorong Panggung | Feature Image courtesy of Kwai Chai Hong
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Experience Kwai Chai Hong like never before with a beautiful art installation, ‘Beyond the Moonlit Door 超月门窗’ by artist Pamela Tan.

Kwai Chai Hong returns to introduce its latest art installation ‘Beyond the Moonlit Door 超月门窗’ in celebration of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. From August 26 until October 2, 2022, members of the public are welcome to visit the picture-worthy lane where they will be charmed by a kaleidoscope of oriental doors and windows presented with a twist.

Pamela Tan | Image Credit: Kwai Chai Hong

The art installation embodies values befitting Kwai Chai Hong’s history and heritage, a culmination of previous events and current perspectives. At the main entrance, visitors will be greeted by an astounding structure, an artwork in collaboration with award-winning architectural designer and artist, Pamela Tan of Poh Sin Studio.

Colourful moonlit doors | Image Credit: Kwai Chai Hong

The installation, named ‘Endless Frames,’ features hundreds of intricate laser-cut acrylic sheets hung at various lengths, creating an illusion of time travel as visitors walk through this cavern-like portal which references traditional Chinese wooden doors and windows. With Kwai Chai Hong lending itself as the historical background, it serves as a reminder to preserve the Chinese cultural heritage amid a rapidly changing world. This passageway reflects the change in time while projecting bountiful hope and optimism for a brighter future at the other end of the bridge. 

Endless Frames by Pamela Tan over the Red Bridge | Image Credit: Kwai Chai Hong

To complement the theme, vibrant ‘Moonlit Doors’ take over the entire lane, chartering a path to the full moon on display. These doors symbolise the many opportunities and hope life has to offer and those who take action will reap its benefits. The colours of the frames add a twist to the traditional look, paying homage to paper lanterns available during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Giant Full Moon beyond the Moon Door | Image Credit: Kwai Chai Hong

On the featured collaboration, artist Pamela Tan says, “In my journey as an architectural designer and artist, I value experiences that allow me to take part in the community which essentially is about sharing responsibility. I’m grateful to collaborate with the team behind Kwai Chai Hong who has made such an impact on the local community since its launch.”

Moonlit Doors along the Kwai Chai Hong laneway | Image Credit: Kwai Chai Hong

She adds, “While technology advancements are great, the flip side is that life tends to move so fast, that memories are something we can only grasp. Kwai Chai Hong freezes time for us to appreciate the past and welcome the future. With that, I wanted my artwork to interact with the surroundings while engaging visitors for a captivating experience celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.”

Lorong Panggung lanterns | Image Credit: Kwai Chai Hong

Kwai Chai Hong will be open to the public daily from 9am to 12am. The ‘Beyond the Moonlit Door 超月门窗’ art installation will be displayed from August 26 to October 2, 2022. Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Kwai Chai Hong with your loved ones and be sure to check out the 10 amazing eateries in the area! 

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