My Travel Sojourn The Impressions of a Travelling Artist

Singapore, 3 July 2014 – Pan Pacific Singapore collaborates with The Art Fellas (TAF) to present ‘My Travel Sojourn’ by guest artist Chan Chang How. From 9 July to 30 September 2014, travel the world through Chan’s rich and vibrant watercolours which reflect his journeys through Southeast Asia to the hinterlands of China, India and Nepal.

Chan graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1965 and witnessed firsthand the growth and development of Singapore. His works capture the vanishing trade and nostalgic lifestyle of Singapore as she developed from a sleepy fishing village to the bustling cosmopolitan city she is today. Known for his sketches of old Singapore, Chinatown and the Singapore River, Chan has an eye for unusual angles that influences the composition of his paintings. Chan’s mastery of watercolours is evident through the various awards he has received over the years and he is equally comfortable working with Chinese ink and oil.

An avid traveller, Chan’s watercolour techniques and unique compositions reflect stories of his journeys, and the vibrant people who have warmed his heart along the way. Visitors are welcome to experience this colourful exhibition and relive the stories that Chan tells through his artwork.

Representing Chan is The Art Fellas which was founded by shareholders Mr Cruz Phua and Mr Daniel Fong. More than just an art gallery, TAF aims to create a platform which engages and integrates artists, collectors and investors. They represent sixteen established and emerging artists from the Southeast Asian region.

Name of Exhibition: My Travel Sojourn
Artist: Chan Chang How
Date: 9 July to 30 September 2014
Opening Hours: Open throughout the day
Venue: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595

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Ms Venetia Chung
Assistant Marketing Manager
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Email: venetia.chung@panpacific.com

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About Pan Pacific Singapore

Located in the heart of Marina Bay with easy access to world-class shopping, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Central Business District, Pan Pacific Singapore offers 790 contemporary rooms and suites that are ideal for business or leisure. Savour epicurean delights at our award-winning restaurants and bar or rejuvenate at our swimming pool and spa. Pan Pacific Singapore is proud to be named Asia’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2006 to 2012, World’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2007 to 2010 and 2012, and World’s Leading City Hotel by the World Travel Awards in 2011. The hotel was also a recent winner in “2013 World’s Best Business Hotels” by Travel & Leisure Magazine Readers, Tripadvisor’s 2013 Traveller’s Choice Awards and Certificate of Excellence Awards.

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 21 premium hotels, resorts and serviced suites (including those under development) in 11 countries across Asia, North America and Oceania. The “Pan Pacific” brand provides refreshing Pacific experiences inspired by an invigorating blend of its Pacific Rim locations. It is focused on enriching experiences that draw on a diversity of landscapes and cultures; and relevant choices that convey freedom and individuality. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the 25 hotel companies demonstrating social responsibility and has won esteemed accolades such as World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Award, Condé Nast Gold List and Readers Choice Awards.  For more information, visit panpacific.com.

About Public Art Space

Public Art Space, 220 square metres of dedicated space on level two of the hotel overlooking The Atrium, is dedicated to showcasing collections by international and local artists with regularly rotating exhibitions. The decision to create Public Art Space is based on the hotel’s commitment to the local community; particularly supporting local Arts in the most accessible way possible and making it available for public enjoyment.

About Chan Chang How
Known for his sketches of old Singapore, Chinatown and the Singapore River, Chan Chang How has an eye for unusual angles that influences the composition of his paintings. His artistic contributions are widely recognised, evident from the various awards that he has received over the years. In 1998, he was invited to participate in the Flemish International Water Colour Exhibition in Brussel, Belgium. Chan Chan How has also been actively involved in group exhibitions and has held several solo exhibitions. In 2009, selected water colour paintings of his were chosen to be published in the French Art Magazine, Pratique des Arts in December issue. In 2010, his water colour work was selected to exhibit in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition, China.

About the Art Fellas Pte. Ltd.
The Art Fellas Pte. Ltd. (TAF), is a company incorporated in Singapore on 2 January 2014 with its registered office and principal place of business at 46 Kim Yam Road, The Herencia, Singapore 239351. To date, TAF have one of the highest paid up capital amongst the various commercial art entities in Singapore amounting to more than $0.4 million, demonstrating the commitment and confidence of its founding shareholders, Mr Cruz Phua and Mr Daniel Fong. Since its inception, TAF strives to differentiate itself amongst the various players in the market, more than just a gallery, TAF aims to create a holistic platform which engages and integrates artists, art collectors, art investors and industry players into one big thriving and sustainable art ecosystem. To date, TAF represents more than sixteen established and emerging Singapore, Indonesian and Chinese Artists.

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