Last Sunday morning, 30 over photo enthusiast such as I went on an Elephant Parade Photo Adventure around Marina Bay. Thanks to SMRT, there wasn’t any train services on the North-South line and East-West line, making it difficult to travel to our meeting point at One Raffles Quay. However, the inconvenience of public transport did not deter us from attending this exciting event where 2 of the elephant artists will be making an appearance. I was glad to have Conan and Darren to join me for this photo walk!
The weather was gloomy as we set off from One Raffles Quay to visit about 50 of the 134 life-size baby art elephants at the Marina Bay Precinct, Raffles Green and Asian Civilization Museum. We were led to various spots where the elephants are as we go on a shutter happy journey. I have to admit that although I am not expert in photography, I got to see some experts in action as they went clicking away.
1 of the artist that made an appearance is Ketna Patel whom designed this baby art elephant named “Stop, Asians Ahead!”. One of the illustration on this elephant, he is trying to bring the message of the Asian economy catching up the Western economy with the money symbol at the eyes. With the elephant carried upside down on the scales, it represents a dead elephant. Among other interesting designs on it, there are many Asian inspired illustrations. This elephant is located at Raffles Place Green, which coincidentally is the “Wall Street” of Singapore.
Another artist, Jahan Loh, made an appearance with his baby art elephant, Cherry Phant, that’s situated at One Raffles Quay, North Tower.
If you’re wonder why are there so many elephants parading around, this largest open-air art exhibition in Singapore is a collective work decorated by celebrities and internationally acclaimed artists. At the end of this exhibition, these life-size elephants will be on auction on the 12th and 14th January 2012 and part of the proceeds will benefit The Asian Elephant Foundation and the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund that are committed to the conservation of Asia’s endangered elephants.
If you like to view all 162 baby art elephants in a day, you can do so from the 8th to 11th January 2012 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco-Lake! It will be the largest open-air exhibition and will be held in conjunction of the Sotheby’s. Remember to mark your calendars and bring your family for a day of fun with the art baby elephants!
Some of the photos @ Elephant Parade:
Here we are being so mesmerized by a reflective round sphere. It was an unforgettable experience as we embark on this Elephant Parade photo walk. For more details on Elephant Parade, do visit http://elephantparade.com/cities/singapore-2011
For more photos, do visit my Elephant Parade Photo Walk Facebook album.
This event was organized by Marina Bay Singapore and Urban Redevelopment Authority. Supported by the Elephant Parade Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Fullerton Hotel. Special thanks to the Marina Bay AmBAYssadors:- Belinda Tan, Darren Chin and Rosemary Phan for making this event possible.