USK Singapore congratulates and welcomes Amber Sausen and Richard Alomar, on their appointments as the new President and Vice President of USK (Global), respectively! We wish you both every success in your new roles.
We also thank Elizabeth Alley for her wonderful service as USK President the past few years. We are indebted to you. All the best in your future endeavors!
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LEFT : On the left was the empty Seawhite Concertina Sketchbook I brought for my recent sketching trip. I attended the Asia Link Sketchwalk from 24 to 27 Nov 2016 in Bangkok and extended my Bangkok trip from 28 Nov to 1 Dec, 2016 after the event. I completed two Seawhite Concertina Sketchbooks that I bought in London with the help from Anne Marie Percival, a fellow sketcher from Manchester when I visited London, Manchester and Liverpool for the 7th Urban Sketchers Symposium in July this year. I want to buy more but the shipping cost is just too high so I have to go back to my usual Moleskine Japanese Album. I will scan the sketches from the books at a later stage.
On the very last day of 2016, we'll be sketching along and around Hill Street, with the stunning Hill Street Police Station as the centrepiece.
We will start off at the Old Hill Street Police Station, then pop over to the iconic red-and-white fire station, before spreading out to beautifully conserved buildings such as the Armenian Church, The Freemasons Hall, The Philatelic Museum, and Peranakan Museum.
We'll end outside the old Capitol Theatre, to share the sketches done and cool off/take shelter in the newly conserved complex.
While most of the sketchers will be up in Bangkok for the long weekend of artistic madness, we're going to an old section of Singapore which is seeing a lot of changes.
There's Beauty World Centre, Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, and the hustle and bustle along Jalan Jurong Kechil. You can explore the area via Google Street View to familiarise yourself ahead.
We will both start and end at the street level of Beauty World MRT Station Exit C, which is really near the Bukit Timah 7th Mile Market, where you can grab breakfast before the sketchwalk, and lunch after we do our sketch showdown.