“The loss of life by tigers in this district still continues very frightful, there being at least one person taken per day.”
— The Overland Singapore Free Press, 1 July 1851
Less than two hundred years ago, tigers were pests in colonial Singapore. Now, they only exist in zoos. They are ghosts of the war between man and nature, waged since this country was dense with forests rather than buildings.
The last tiger was killed in Choa Chu Kang in 1930. Today, the pest control van and the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout replaces the hunters and the tiger traps. Still, we’re fighting these battles.
The Bizarre Honour is a work chronicling the contentious relationship between this island and its human inhabitants, from colony to city-state.
COMING JANUARY 2017
Part of Singapore Art Week
More details to be revealed soon