Traditional signboards are common in Singapore’s Chinatown. The dying art of Chinese signboard making is being kept alive in the city state by two men. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Traditional signboards are common in Singapore’s Chinatown. The dying art of Chinese signboard making is being kept alive in the city state by two men. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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Inside the dying art of Chinese signboard making: meet the 2 men keeping the traditional craft alive in Singapore

  • Yong Gallery, operated by two woodworkers and calligraphers in their seventies, is the only traditional Chinese signboard business left in Singapore
  • Chinese boards are crafted by hand, and the duo who make them believe it is the imperfections of their work that set them apart from modern, factory-made signs

Traditional signboards are common in Singapore’s Chinatown. The dying art of Chinese signboard making is being kept alive in the city state by two men. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Traditional signboards are common in Singapore’s Chinatown. The dying art of Chinese signboard making is being kept alive in the city state by two men. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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