Another Street Art Fest Bilateral Mural Unveiled

AKP Phnom Penh, October 13, 2020 —

A Street Art Fest (SAF) mural was unveiled at the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) Phnom Penh headquarters in Chroy Changvar, on Oct. 13 evening.

The event was presided over by Singapore Ambassador H.E. Michael Tan and Minister of Environment and UYFC Vice-President H.E. Say Samal.

According to the embassy’s press release, generously donated to UYFC by OV Investment and titled Community Wall 1, the mural was the first to open to the public during the SAF++ Official Launch on Feb. 15, 2020. UYFC was the festival’s community engagement partner.

Symbolising success, popularity and resilience, the mural bears the marks and signatures of members of the public, government personalities including H.E. Hun Many, National Assembly Commission 7 Chairman and President of UYFC, and H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, and celebrities such as Small World Small Band. This wall was filled up within the first weekend and was the most photographed mural during the two-week long festival.

This was the 6th in a series of 11 murals to be unveiled in celebration of the 55th anniversary year of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Singapore. This was the fifth unveiling event; the first was in Kandal in August, followed by the unveiling of the bilateral mural by DPM H.E. Prak Sokhonn at the Singapore Embassy in Phnom Penh in early-September.

Two pieces were unveiled with Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor H.E. Kuoch Chamroeun in Sihanoukville in late-September, and one was unveiled last week with Minister of Culture and Fine Arts H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona at the Royal University of Fine Arts.

Of the five remaining murals, two will be unveiled in Siem Reap, one in Kampong Cham, and two in Phnom Penh. Members of the public can scan the QR code on any of the murals to find out the description and details of the artwork, as well as information on the locations of the other pieces.

(Photo: Lanh Visal)

By C. Nika