Akai's Art Launch at SPRMRKT

Last Saturday, we attended an art launch by Akai at SPRMRKT and we were so glad to have met up with some of our old friends whom we haven't caught up with for a long time. Frankly speaking, it was attending events like these that opened up our eyes to what's happening in the local arts scene. To begin with, this is Mr. Akai Chew.

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Mr. Akai Chew is not just an architect by training but he is also an award-winning photographer. He graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Architecture and hence, you would notice in the following photographs that most of his personal works largely revolves around the themes of fashion, architecture, and landscape.

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From SPR MRKT 2013

During the exhibition, Mr. Akai shared with us that he tries to weave stories into his photographs and that through his photographs, he hopes to spread the message that Man and Nature are deeply and beautifully intertwined.

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Some of the event participants checking out Mr. Akai's works and interacting with him.

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From SPR MRKT 2013
From SPR MRKT 2013

As mentioned, we happened to catch up with some old friends and apparently, this lady by the name of Irene, is Baby's college friend.

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Little did we know that Irene was the photographer behind all these really meaningful photographs because previously, we saw these little cards that were retailing at Shinnpark [a retail store at The Central Mall] and we were just commenting about how great these photographs were taken and a few weeks after; voila, we got to meet the photographer who took those shots and it so happened that she was someone that Baby know!

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Here are some of the products that Irene is selling at SPRMRKT.

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Well, apart from meeting various artists and catching up with old friends, we had an extremely delightful time dining at SPRMRKT and we're pretty sure you must be wondering what exactly is SPRMRKT because we had the same question before.

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In a nutshell, SPRMRKT is a boutique bistro, retail shop, and an art space, all combined into one. It is a haven for the busy soul yearning for a mixture of bistro eatery and artistic exposure.

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From SPR MRKT 2013
From SPR MRKT 2013

Here were some of the finger-foods that were served during the event.

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Photographs of yummy desserts that SPRMRKT is selling!

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From SPR MRKT 2013

Since we were craving for something sweet, we decided to try their Salted Caramel Brownie and it was damn good!

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Please allows us to tempt you with the Salted Caramel Brownie that we had at SPRMRKT!

Salted Caramel Brownie From SPRMRKT

Yummy Salted Caramel Brownie! *Highly Recommended

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If you're an artsy person and you're looking for a good place to just chill and enjoy artworks while having a fabulous meal, we highly recommend SPRMRKT.

As for us, we will definitely be back to try some of their other food because they serve different kinds of food on different days.

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For more information about SPRMRKT, do check out their website here: http://www.sprmrkt.com.sg/

That's all folks about the Art Launch and next up, we will be revealing the winners of our Ben & Jerry's Ice-Cream Vouchers Blog Giveaway, so stay tuned!