Jaxton Su (b. 1988, Singapore) is an independent visual artist and curator. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Technological University. He graduated with a Master of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, UK and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. With a keen interest in nature and psychology, he enjoys experimenting with different materials as he attempts to bridge a connection between the natural phenomena and the everyday life in his paintings, installations and mixed media works. He is also actively involved in curatorial, community-based, educational and mural painting projects. Through his various ventures, he strives to create engaging and immersive experiences that would encourage enthusiasm in the arts for the masses. His works have been presented internationally in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, France, Iceland and the United Kingdom.
Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah
Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tie takes great pride in their long family tradition of making the most authentic handmade popiahs in Singapore. Their popiah skin masters twirl dollops of dough in mid-air and coax paper-thin popiah skins out of baked dough on a searing hot pan. Popiahs may be traditional hawker food fare, but at Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tie, traditional popiah skin making is a culinary art and a family
heritage they are proud to preserve.
For over 70 years, they have been making popiah skins the traditional way - painstakingly by hand, using a secret family recipe handed down from their forefathers in Fujian province, China.
Just along this road, there are many of stories of past trades that used to exist here. There used to be an electric tram service running through, Wayang shows, open top cinemas, and shophouses selling wooden clogs that men and women loved wearing both for fashion and to scare away bad spirits with the sounds made. All these are not around anymore, but Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tie is still here and retaining its original flavour.