If you’re looking to fill your walls with Singapore art or images from the region, or you want to give someone a lovely leaving gift that will remind them of their time here, A Raft of Otters (AROO) has amazing Singapore gifts and art offerings that are both original and won’t break the bank. Here’s a taste!
Singapore gifts by Lou Lauwerys
Lou Lauwerys is an English printmaker who is inspired by flowers, palms and foliage. She makes limited-edition linocuts; carving the design into a traditional linoleum or rubber block, before rolling ink across the surface and individually printing by hand on to cotton rag paper. Each lino print is an original piece with its own texture, variations in colour and unique qualities. Perfect as a Singapore gift for lovers of the iconic botanics here.
By Fable for Singapore art
By Fable’s stunning minimalist ink illustrations capture the essence of Singapore, from famous buildings such as the iconic Raffles Hotel and the Singapore Cricket Club, to the quintessential shophouses and black-and-white bungalows. The artist, Elizabeth Marlow, also creates bespoke illustration commissions for individuals on request in the unique By Fable style.
Heritage Singapore art collection at Old East Indies
Specialising in high-quality reproductions of antique maps, prints, vintage posters and photographs, Old East Indies provides an affordable option for Singapore art that pay homage to its rich history. By grouping together photos of yesteryear and images of indigenous fruit and fauna (nothing says Southeast Asia like a durian or hornbill!), you can create striking hanging displays. Also, the navigational maps look incredible on the wall of a home office or study – for your own place, or for a friend as a leaving gift.
Along with Singapore art, AROO stocks loads of other great ideas for leaving gifts!
A Raft of Otters is at #03-102 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road.
This article first appeared in the April 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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