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The 8 days Vipassana Meditation Retreat organized by Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore) has been started from 26 April 2008. The retreat is conducted by chief religious advisor of VMC Sayadawgyi U Pandita and assisted by Sayadaw U Pannathami and Sayadaw U Pannananda. Here is a photo of one of the building at the retreat. The place is very peaceful. 50 yogis participated in this retreat. Dhamma talk to be conducted at the evening.

I found this book in a pile of books. This book is titled “Contemporary Singapore Art”. It is an art catalogue of an art exhibition held in HongKong in 1992. The artists were all from Singapore. They were Chia Hearn Chek, Ching Hing Kang, Choo Ai Loon Angeline, Choo Keng Kwang, Chua Mia Tee, Fern Min Eng, Goh Beng Kwan, Goh Siew Guan, Ho Ho Ying, Koh Sia Yong, Lee Boon Ngan, Lee Boon Wang, Leo Hee Tong, Lim Leong Seng, Alan Long, Low Puay Hua, Loy Chye Chuan, Ong Kim Seng Peh Eng Seng, Prabhakara Jimmy Quek, Tan Chee Teck, Tan Choo Kai, Tan Leong Kheng, Tan Seng Heng, Thang Kiang How and Wong Soon Kam.

I discovered the painting that I exhibited in this exhibition was “Metamorphosing Phenomena”. Last year I came to know that this painting was collected by an art lover in Hong Kong. I remembered the painting was sold in Singapore, but I did not know how it was finally landed in Hong Kong. I hope it is still in Hong Kong.

This is another book. The Singapore Art Society Artists’ Directory, 1949-2004. You could see two of my paintings featured in the book (right page).

The Singapore Art Society was registered in October 1949 with the objectives to foster the practice and appreciation of art and to raise the quality of art in Singapore to promote the exchange of art between Singapore and other countries and to create learning and exhibition opportunities for artists. Membership was oper to any art lover, regardless of race or creed. In this artists’s directory, it featured 330 artworks in full colour by 165 members including a directory listing of 511 members. I enjoyed looking at all the artworks featured in the directory, though I didn’t meet many of the artists so far.

Two new photos to share with you.


Panna and Siew Hooi infont of my painting.


Sunday School children singing songs at Cultural Hall in Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple during Sinhala New Year Celebration 20 April 2008.

I have made a video (1 minute 7 second) about Sunday School celebrating Sinhala New Year at the Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple. The event took place on 13 April 2008.

Ven. P Piyananda Thero will be returning to Sri Lanka tomorrow. Many of our friends felt sad when they heard the news. We will not be able to see him at the temple any more in future. We will miss him a lot. May Bhante Ven Piyananda Thero be blessed with good health and long life.

Here is the link to video of Kathina Day at Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple in year 2007.


I’ll be showcasing my Exclusive Artist Pendants and Art Greeting Cards at the Singapore Arts Street 2008 @ Clarke Quay and Singapore Arts Street 2008 @North East. There will be artists exhibiting their paintings at the Art Wall, Graffiti & Street Painting, Art demonstrations, Workshop as well as artists performances. Event Venue : at Clarke Quay on 14 and 15 June. At Hougang Central Hub (Outside Hougang Mall), on 21, 22, 28 & 29 June 2008. Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm.

I have composed this painting with pictorial elements of Singapore Skyline (Singapore Cityscape), Singapore Flyer (Chinese: 新加坡摩天观景轮), Esplanade theatres on the Bay, iconic control tower of Singapore Changi Airport, Orchid and the use of celebration colours, rhythm and moods. I painted this painting after watching the announcement program that Singapore wins bid to host the First Youth Olympic Games 2010.


Celebrations, Singapore. 2008. Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 30 inches.
By Jimmy Quek Prabhakara. All Rights Reserved.


Exclusive Personal Fine Art Greeting Cards with the image of the above modern art painting.
(Card size: 149 x 105 mm. 4 for $10 or 10 for $25, complete with envelopes. Sold by
PABHA CREATION, Tel: 67823579, email: pabha@singnet.com.sg).

You are welcome to contact me (Jimmy Quek) if you are interested to acquire this painting or to buy the fine art greeting cards. You could also view my other art works (paintings and artist pendants etc,) at http://pabha.com

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