Roots

Singapore, very old tree

'Singapore, very old tree' is a project initiated by artist Robert Zhao to explore the stories behind the trees of Singapore.

Design The project is named after a postcard dated 1904 from the Singapore’s national archives. It features a small man at the foot of a very tall tree. This visual is adopted as the signature graphics. The project produces a boxset consists of a pack of 30 postcards, a companion book and a map of trees in Singapore.

Postcards There are 30 postcards in the boxset, each featuring a unique or well-known tree in Singapore.

Companion book The companion book chronicles the story of the trees featured in the postcards. The pocket book format complements the postcards.

Map The map charts over 20 trees of interest with their stories and locations. The trees are rendered with enough details to resemble their real life counterpart.