Singapore: Sketches of the Lion City [New ed.]
Lorette E. Roberts
Hong Kong: Bridge House Design, 2015
Returning to update Singapore: Sketches of the Lion City, artist and illustrator Lorette E. Roberts was once again struck by the variety of flowers and trees and how naturally they bloom in modern Singapore. Now, Supertrees, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands are part of the landscape, having "grown" since her last visit. In her inimitable and unmistakable style, Lorette has now included these along with the other famous sights in this exciting colourful new edition.
In addition to Raffles Hotel, Boat Quay, Orchard Road, Sentosa and the newly anointed UNESCO Botanic Gardens are all featured in this new edition. Roberts has captured all the varied architectural styles prevalent in the Lion City: Shophouses, Colonial Bungalows, 'Black and White' homes, the refurbished Fulerton Heritage by the Bay are also included along side the other classic civic buildings which make up Singapore today.
Lorette's sharp eye is trained to spot the unusual: ancient houses on stilts, a tree walk, organic gardens, the old-world charm of Tiong Bahru, Ang Mo Kio's Sunday Bird Club, a tiger-car replica, ethnic fabric designs, hedgehog pastries and vibrant street art. In this engaging book there is something for everyone to enjoy including her trademark snail hidden on every page!