It Changed My Life: From numbers to nostalgic murals

Mr Yip Yew Chong gave up his job as a financial director to devote himself full time to his passion: painting street murals. The self-taught artist specialises in nostalgic heritage scenes and his work can be seen around the region.
Mr Yip Yew Chong's latest mural in Temple Street, titled Street Wayang, is his gift to the Community Chest. Donations for the mural will go to causes supported by Community Chest.
Mr Yip in Penang with a mural titled Folklore By The Sea (above), which he completed last December, and with another mural, titled From Farmland To A Modern City – in Woodlands Drive 62 – which he completed in March. PHOTO: COURTESY OF YIP YEW CHONG
Mr Yip in Penang with a mural titled Folklore By The Sea (left), which he completed last December, and with another mural, titled From Farmland To A Modern City - in Woodlands Drive 62 - which he completed in March.
Mr Yip in Penang with a mural titled Folklore By The Sea, which he completed last December, and with another mural, titled From Farmland To A Modern City (above) - in Woodlands Drive 62 - which he completed in March.PHOTO: COURTESY OF YIP YEW CHONG

Ex-finance director with no formal art training has captivated hearts with his paintings

One of Mr Yip Yew Chong's dreams in life is to compose six special love letters.

The 50-year-old has finished four, the latest completed just two weeks ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 05, 2019, with the headline 'From numbers to nostalgic murals'. Print Edition | Subscribe