Painting Singapore icons on HDB blocks to celebrate SG50

Pasir Ris West resident Benedict Lim, 8, paints on the lowest portion of a void deck pillar at Blk 537 Pasir Ris St 51.  -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Pasir Ris West resident Benedict Lim, 8, paints on the lowest portion of a void deck pillar at Blk 537 Pasir Ris St 51.  -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Pasir Ris West resident (right) Benedict Lim, 8, gets help from a Nanyang Polytechnic student as he paints on the highest portion of a void deck pillar at Blk 537 Pasir Ris St 51.  -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Pasir Ris West resident (right) Benedict Lim, 8, gets help from a Nanyang Polytechnic student as he paints on the highest portion of a void deck pillar at Blk 537 Pasir Ris St 51.  -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Pasir Ris West resident Mdm Pang Ah Choon, 65, referring to a printout of an artwork while painting a wall mural at the void deck of Blk 537 Pasir Ris St 51. She is among about 800 residents and students from Nanyang Polytechnic painting wall murals
Pasir Ris West resident Mdm Pang Ah Choon, 65, referring to a printout of an artwork while painting a wall mural at the void deck of Blk 537 Pasir Ris St 51. She is among about 800 residents and students from Nanyang Polytechnic painting wall murals at 8 different locations in Pasir Ris West on Saturday, Dec 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - About 800 residents from Pasir Ris West painted murals of iconic local cuisine and attractions at the void decks of eight blocks in the constituency yesterday.

Volunteers from the residents' committees and the polytechnic joined them.

Project Paint, organised by Pasir Ris Elias Citizens' Consultative Committee, was the first of a series of activities in the constituency planned for SG50 celebrations to mark Singapore's 50th year of nationhood next year.

Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, also launched the constituency's SG50 Facebook page and Instagram account for residents to share news and photos related to SG50.