In "The FlipSide", local blogger Belmont Lay lets loose on local politics, culture and society. To be taken with a pinch of salt and parental permission is advised. In this post, he talks about how government-endorsed graffiti only makes the authorities look bad.
In case you haven't heard, there will be a new programme come September to teach the public how to create graffiti art in public places approved by the authorities.
This is very likely the government's attempt to make the public think that it can be cool, funky and forward-looking for endorsing street art. Technically, it's a project of the Singapore Street Festival, which is supported by the National Youth Council.
This new programme was even announced to coincide with the court case where the Sticker Lady and her accomplice pleaded guilty to several counts of mischief for illegally spray painting and pasting stickers on public property.
So the most important question then: what are the real effects of suchRead More »from Will government-endorsed graffiti program work?