A collection of notices put up in public spaces in Singapore. A survey of sentiments and vernacular. A story of this small Southeast Asian city state, as scripted by its people – a tale of comedy and tragedy, mystery and miracle, heroes and villains, thieves and lovers, politics and piety.

In an increasingly virtualised world, public notices remind us of physicality, that we still live very much in physical spaces, where chance and encounters are navigated and negotiated.

Photographs taken 2011–Present.

Crowdsourced component on Instagram with hashtag #publicnoticesg:  

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