Races and Religions of Malaysia

William P Mundy

First placed in Singapore: 1964

Paya Lebar Airbase - partially destroyed, not publicly accessible

In the ground floor transit lounge of the passenger terminal of Paya Lebar International Airport. According to Shamsuddin, ‘The Forgotten Murals of Paya Lebar Airport’, this mural was partially destroyed after the Singapore Air Force took over the buildings in 1981.

Patron: Ministry of Information and the Arts

Mr Mundy received S$ 4000 for winning two out of the three prizes in the competition for murals for Paya Lebar Airport. They were executed in Venetian mosaic tile. Mundy persuaded Toh Chin Chye to finance his travel from Rome to Venice to supervise the selection of colours for the tiles. (Shamsuddin, p6) Images courtesy the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. For a more information on the Paya Lebar murals, read Shamsuddin, Dahlia. ‘The Forgotten Murals of Paya Lebar Airport’. Biblio Asia, September 2021. [https://biblioasia.nlb.gov.sg/vol-17/issue-2/jul-sep-2021/murals].

Last updated: Jul-30-2021

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