Welcome to Singlish.

Although the domain Singlish.org has existed for more than a decade, it doesn’t always have content. But, it has always been clear to me, the stubborn owner and believer, that it should, if ever developed, be a site for ‘Singapore-centric’ materials. Perhaps it is safe to say that at least for the purpose of scoping out the works for this site, it means anything that is about Singapore and/or originating from Singapore. For the foreseeable future, Singlish.org will feature photographers and projects which fall roughly into this broad definition. But be warned: We live in a fast-changing(gosh I hate this cliché) world so click the reload button regularly for freshness.

– Tay Kay Chin


Flat is a reductionist look into the seemingly arbitrary and sometimes complex arrangement of the functional shapes, structures, lines, and objects that have been built by architects and engineers to serve the specific functions of urban communities. Through a spatial compression of these utilitarian scenes and their surroundings, Jing Wen tries to reframe their mundane elements as a new aesthetic through his exploration of these places.


China-born photographer Sha Ying moved to Singapore in the early 90s, after living in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Curious about his new home, he wandered the streets after work, using photography to try to know the place better. While fascinated by Singapore’s multicultural society, Sha Ying was also particularly drawn to Chinatown. Now a Singapore Citizen, this is his first monograph.

– 176 pages
– 260mm x 260mm(closed); 520mm x 260mm(open)
– 94 black & white images
– limited edition of 500 copies
– all individually signed and numbered
– hard cover
introduction by 林仁余 Lim Jen Erh
interview with Sha Ying by Tay Kay Chin
– self-published
– ISBN 978-981-14-0777-2
– book to be released 25 April 2019, along with an exhibition
limited edition prints available

From Sha Ying's Chinatown project

Edition of three, plus one artist’s proof

S$1000 per print with conservation grade frame


About the print:
– 16.5 x 23.4 in
– 420 x 594 mm
– Each print is carefully made with the HP DesignJet Z9+ Printer, using original HP inks.
– The paper for this edition is Canson Velin Museum Rag 315gsm.
– Signed with title, edition number, and year, with ink, recto and verso.