Wednesday, January 26, 2011

berlin wall in singapore?


Bedok Reservoir near my work place is really quiet during lunch hours. There are four panels of Berlin Wall enclosed in a glass box in this circular pavilion. I thought something of this significant nature should be displayed in the busy city area for more people to see. On the panels, there are the pictures of two kings, one smiling, one sad, drawn by grafitti artist Dennis Kaun in the weeks following the fall of the Wall. This motif of the two kings has been repeatedly painted and repainted on the Berlin Wall long before it fell. They are called "Kings of Freedom".

The day the panels were unveiled, the authority said this would be an attractive spot in the park and a bistro will be built as an extension to the Berlin Wall installation. One year has passed and there is still no sign of the bistro.