To usher in the Chinese New Year, some families would repaint the walls of their homes, signifying a fresh start to a great year ahead. And that’s exactly what the family at Hotel Jen Tanglin are up to this year! A collaboration with Hong Kong based start-up art collective, The Parents Parents, Hotel Jen Tanglin gets a fresh new creative look at its popular restaurant, J65. Established in 2012, and made up of Ysoo, Wong Tin-yau, Jimson and Chris – Parents Parents is a Chinese street art collective from Hong Kong, specializing in graffiti and illustration.
As Qi Yun and I munched on our lunch on 12th Feb, we watched as the artists stood high above the crowd, putting their heart and soul into the task. That artists took time to survey the area and conceptualized art murals that would bring a fresh dose of personality to the restaurant.
Besides leaving their mark on J65, The Parents Parents also livened up the walls of an outdoor area near the swimming pool and the walls of Hotel Jen Tanglin’s bar, Rumpoles.
Enjoying lunch while the artists from The Parents Parents are hard at work
Reaching greater heights to spread the art mural which reveals the artists’ take of the Lion City – with an enormous lion, the Singapore dialling code, a swirling bowl of laksa noodles combined with fragments of Singlish text – all painted in the hotels signature design colours.
Drawing lines take immense focus!
Another art mural by The Parents Parents at Hotel Jen Tanglin open area near swimming pool. The street artists created their quirky vision of the Hotel Jen Tanglin swimming pool incorporating the word ‘Jen’, a fish – and to reflect the many guests from abroad, there is a whacky plane
These rooms get a first class view of the swimming pool and art mural. Want to see how it looks inside?
The artists decorated the walls of Rumpoles Bar with graffiti style artwork using spray cans bought specially from a small local shop in Sultan Mosque called The Blackbook. The contrast between the colonial décor of the bar and the modern graffiti is extremely marked – calling to mind the idea that the bar had been broken into one night – and a beautiful mess left behind.
Yummy food from Hotel Jen Tanglin J65! Check out their spread!
Hotel Jen Tanglin supports local creativity and culture, giving us the opportunity to try out some really cool stuff. Here’s what they’re up to next!
Next Jen Coffee | Coffee Workshop by Nomad the Gallant, 20 Feb 2016, 11am
Next Jen Coffee | Latte Art Throwdown on 29 Feb 2016, 5pm
Next Jen Gig | Live busking by @PudgyBusker, Sundays, 12pm – 3pm
To find out more about J65 and Hotel Jen Tanglin, check out their website.
J65 is open from 6.30am to 11.00pm daily and you can book online for a 15% discount on the total bill. For more information, please email J65@hoteljen.com or call (65) 6831 4374.