About the Book
As Singapore continues to undergo
intensive restructuring and makeovers, and heritage buildings of yesteryear
make way for new and ever-modern architecture, Lee Xin Li tries his best to capture these
cherished memories and immortalise them with his drawings.
Inspired by Hergé, the
creator of Tintin, Xin Li's illustrations
have a unique style that blends Hergé’s playfulness with meaningful nostalgia
for Singapore’s iconic past. From the short-lived tramway system in the early 1900s to the historic Adelphi Hotel, and from the
old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to the Tanglin Barracks that preceded the
Dempsey Hill of today, these nostalgic locales and moments in time are lovingly
depicted in beautiful and imaginative detail.
About the Author
The artist behind the popular ‘Kueh
series’, Xin Li is a fourth-year Architecture student at the National University of Singapore and an avid illustrator in his spare time. His work has been featured in numerous
local publications, including The Business Times, The New Paper, Channel News Asia, Lianhe Zaobao and Shin Min Daily.
He enjoys drawing, photography and travelling, among other things, and writes about his experiences (particularly
about food) on his blog.