Location : The Living Fisher Village, Pulau Ubin (otherwise known as Ah Kok's house)
Duration: 1 month
It was my second time there but FIRST in really going over to the house where the resident lives. This visit last year was a collaboration with Artsolute which runs a community project in line with Pesta Ubin to give awareness to the mainlanders and outsiders of the beauty of this island that still has its old kampong charm. As I just finished my project in Chinatown, I figured the timing was right for another project and had always been curious about this island.
The wall was not originally the intended project but as we went along talking with the residents that Terence Tan (who is the head coordinating this project) mentioned to me that I could do the wall at Ah Kok's house which was about 20-30 minutes walk from the entrance of the island and roughly about 8-10 minutes by bicycle.
As I had not ridden on a bike for some years since the accident, I told myself I just had to get on to riding it again. There were helpers who assisted to meet me at the entrance on Day 1 and also sweet Jodie who helped carried my haversack on her bag. We settled for the duo bike as I wasn't confident enough to ride on my own.
When I started with the wall, I realised then I had to ride on my own on days when there was no one around and I did not want to depend on anyone for help. I then resolved and picked up the courage and rode the bike on my own the remaining days I was there till the end of the project. Without this experience, I won't know when I would be able to ride the bike again and I am thankful that this happened.