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The Aliwal Urban Art Festival* ArchiWalk
An enjoyable walk from the festival to Bugis MRT
Planning to catch the last MRT home after the Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2015? Join us as we depart at 945pm for an architecture walking tour that leads you back to Bugis MRT.
Buildings / street art covered includes: Aliwal Arts Centre, Sultan Hotel, Malabar Mosque, Parkview Square and works by Rscls, Zachas, Alice Pasquini.
* Please read these important notes:
- You can only register for up to 2 people.
- No-shows will be blacklisted for all future walks. Sorry, we've got burned by no-shows before when we made our walk free.
- We won't wait for latecomers - we've got a train to catch!
- This is not an official program of the Aliwal Urban Art Festival. We just thought it would be a pleasant walk to the MRT this way.
- This walk is not led by an architect, but an enthusiast of architecture. Read more in an interview by I-S magazine.
- This is the "Kampong Glam / Art-chitecture / Art Edition / Eat Your Architecture" walk, just in reverse direction.
HOW TO FIND US? Meet in front of the restaurant A for Arbite at the Aliwal Arts Centre. I'll be holding a sign for "Architecture Walks Singapore".
More Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do I need to know art or architecture?
You don't need any background in art or architecture to join. The walk is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about street art, heritage, conservation and how Singapore is evolving.
- What do you mean that this is an 'interactive' walk?
The walk is designed as a dialogue instead of only the walk leader talking. People who joined past walks gain most when they engage with questions and answers.
- Are the walks aimed at tourists?
Not at all, the walks are designed for the general public, including residents. I hope that even people who live, work or play in the neighbourhood can join the walk and discover something new.
- Why Kampong Glam?
Kampong Glam houses diversity from skyscrapers to shophouses, from religious buildings to cutting edge street art. There's so much to see and talk about within 1.5 hours of exploring.
- How physically demanding is the walk?
The walk runs for approximately 1.5 hours. Most of the time is spent walking or standing. The route is generally flat, wide and straight, but walkways near shophouses at certain parts may be narrow or obstructed by merchandise or furniture. Part of the walk is near busy main roads, but most of it is held within quieter streets. The route is unfortunately not fully accessible for wheelchairs or prams. Older children are welcome.
- Does the walk end where you start?
No, the walk ends at Bugis MRT.
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