‘Disturbing’: Story of 1800s serial killer depicted in Kampong Glam mural raises eyebrows

The eye-catching mural by artist Zul Othman, better known by his moniker Zero, was painted on a long wall surrounding Gedung Kuning, a historical royal building at 73 Sultan Gate.
The eye-catching mural by artist Zul Othman, better known by his moniker Zero, was painted on a long wall surrounding Gedung Kuning, a historical royal building at 73 Sultan Gate.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - A mural outside a historical building in Kampong Glam has sparked controversy because of its "disturbing" storyline.

The comic strip-style artwork narrates the Malay folklore of Wak Cantuk, a man known as the "hunchback of Bussorah Street" who went on a killing spree in the 1800s after the daughter of a rice stall owner rejected his marriage proposal.

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