Opening - Lim Tze Peng @ SMU

Lim Tze Peng has lived through the ups and downs of Singapore’s history, and is one of the country’s most enduring artists. The 90 year old paints what he knows and love, and his passion has always been to conserve Singapore’s heritage – if not by preserving buildings and traditions, then by immortalizing them through his art. Like in his other Singapore River and Chinatown paintings, Lim does this skillfully in My Kampong, My Home, a series of early works capturing nostalgic scenes from Singapore’s Malay kampongs in the 1970s, opening Wednesday at SMU.