HDB blocks across Singapore dressed up for SG50 celebrations

A block in Teck Ghee that has been decorated for SG 50.
A block in Teck Ghee that has been decorated for SG 50.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
PM Lee adding the finishing touches to a canvas painting.
PM Lee adding the finishing touches to a canvas painting.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
PM Lee taking a selfie with residents.
PM Lee taking a selfie with residents.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Blk 446A ,Jalan Kayu
Blk 446A ,Jalan KayuPHOTO: LAM PIN MIN/FACEBOOK
A block in Braddell Heights
A block in Braddell HeightsPHOTO: SEAH KIAN PENG/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined residents in his Teck Ghee ward on Saturday (July 18) to put the finishing touches to artwork which would later be used to adorn Housing Board blocks to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday.

The facades of 14 HDB blocks in Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West are now covered by large canvases depicting well-known landmarks and icons such as the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands.

By the end of August, a total of 105 blocks across the island will be adorned with such canvases, which are being painted by 50,000 residents together with 100 artists.

The artwork will stay up until the end of the year. Here is a look at the blocks that have been dressed up for the occasion.