Dyn (Safaruddin Bin Abdul Hamid)
A fine arts major, Dyn obtained a Diploma from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Bachelor’s Degree from RMIT and a Master’s Degree from Open University. He has exhibited in solo exhibitions, Dress Up(2017), The Ghost And The Shell (2015), Everyday Heroes (2014), After All These Years (2013), All That’s Left Has Gone To Sleep (2012) and Traces (2011) at Chan Hampe Gallery, Playtime at Karin Weber Gallery Hong Kong (2010), Compiled Fragments at the Plastique Kinetic Worms exhibition space (2006) and Cat and the City at Utterly Art (2005).
Safaruddin’s diverse collaborations in group exhibitions include BIG SMALL SHOW – ART JAM at the Art Seasons Gallery (2003), Vision & Illusions: Reconstruction of a City, an exhibition of site specific installation artworks at St. James Power Station (2004), Urbanonurban at LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts (2005), Surface of Temporary Autonomy, at Alliance Francaise De Singapour (2006) and Singapore Democratic Art at IKEA Singapore (2008). He is a recipient of the Winston Oh Travel Scholarship in 2002 and 2004 and was also awarded The Della Butcher Award (Certificate of Merit) in 2003.
Kim Choo Kueh Chang (Title: An introduction to Peranakan Culture)
The Peranakan (which means “born of”) – are largely the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to Singapore in the 17th century and married local women. The Peranakan culture, a hybrid southeast Asian culture of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences, also has esoteric Portuguese, Dutch and Indonesian traces.
There are Peranakan touches all over Singapore, particularly in its food and architecture.
Food wise, Kim Choo Kueh Chang’s rice dumplings are a good example. Unyielding to the hands of time and untainted by modern influences, Kim Choo has indeed preserved the richness in taste and fragrance of Nanyang. But more importantly is its ability to preserve the traditional, unyielding to the hands of time and untainted by the modern. Today, Kim Choo offers a wide variety of products and services, which seeks to maintain and uplift the Peranakan culture of the Nanyang.
You can find out more about this unique culture, sample the cuisine or get some souvenirs at Kim Choo store and next door at Rumah Bebe, both the epitome of Peranakan Heritage.