Hari Raya Tea Party

The imaginary digital painting depicts a Hari Raya Puasa Tea Party held at the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Club in the early 1970s. The Club was located at present day Kampong Bahru area. Can you see the turntable which was used to manually turn train heads around? A remnant circular crater of a turntable still exists today at the site, but the metal structures had all been dismantled and returned to Malaysia. 

The painting also showcases the dressings of the people in the early 70s. Can you see the standing man who styled his hair and moustache to look like P.Ramlee? The Baju Kurungs, Kebayas and Songkoks were commonly worn. The Bugis elderly ladies would pile their scarves on their heads. Special thanks to Aishah Jaffar for helping me in my image research. Ramadan Mubarak!

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