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Singaporean Artist's Gorgeous Mural Draws Crowds In Coimbatore

Created by Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong, a 15m x 14m masterpiece showcases the beauty of street life through tea sellers, rice lentil pancakes and mouth-watering dishes

The painting is part of the Ukkadam Mural Festival by the St+art India Foundation Photo: Copyright: Yip Yew Chong

Public spaces rarely evoke joy in India. The dust, traffic, motorcycles, cyclists, cars, autos, pedestrians, nonhuman animals wandering around, narrow streets and non-existent footpaths make street life a hodge-podge of frustration and impatience most of the time. Sometimes though, a piece of street art will stop you in your tracks as its beauty allows you to appreciate particular elements of life anew.