The Capitol Theatre Skateboard was a project that we worked on during the circuit breaker that was implemented in Singapore in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The sudden closing of all borders offered us a temporary experience of a world without globalisation. When the streets of Singapore were desolate during that period, our multiracial built environment offered a poignant reminder of our migrant origins and the cultural melting pot that we exist in. On one lonely evening we went on a car ride to photograph empty scenes of Singapore, and chanced upon an absolutely deserted Capitol Theatre, with its neon lights buzzing charmingly amidst the silence. 

The Capitol Theatre is a remnant of 1930s Singapore. It was the finest entertainment venue when new, and, in some ways it perfectly encapsulates the essence of cosmopolitan Singapore.

In 1929 a Persian businessman and an Indian-Muslim merchant commissioned the theatre's construction. Thereafter, two South African brothers sourced for all the furniture and decorations from overseas and ran the theatre on a daily basis.

The architecture firm, Keys & Dowdeswell designed the building in a neoclassical British style, while the interior was decidedly American because it was inspired by the Roxy Theatre in New York.

Fittingly, the visual effects on our skateboard was also an international multiracial effort. Albeit completely via remote arrangements. Somehow, despite a 14h time difference we managed to create something beautiful together. Indeed as Virgil wrote in "The Aeneid", through chance various, through all vicissitudes, we make our way.

We've worked with @lens.in.black to capture Singapore with a cyberpunk twist. This time we've included an easter egg, check under your front truck mounting for a special treat 😉

Components:

Deck: 8 Inch Canadian hardrock maple 

Trucks: Koston matte black 5.25 inch hollow kingpin trucks

Wheels: Skatebruh 54mm 99a Paragon wheels 

Shock pads: 6mm 

Griptape: Custom cut out 80ab black griptape

Skatebruh Skateboards is an independent Singaporean owned skateboard company that produces high-quality skateboards at a reasonable price. Skatebruh Skateboards is an extension of Skatebruh Skateshop which focuses on manufacturing skateboards unique to Singapore. At Skatebruh Skateboards, we take pride in every board we produce, each skateboard we sell has been assembled and gripped by hand to ensure the strictest quality control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skatebruh Capitol Skateboard

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The Capitol Theatre Skateboard was a project that we worked on during the circuit breaker that was implemented in Singapore in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The sudden closing of all borders offered us a temporary experience of a world without globalisation. When the streets of Singapore were desolate during that period, our multiracial built environment offered a poignant reminder of our migrant origins and the cultural melting pot that we exist in. On one lonely evening we went on a car ride to photograph empty scenes of Singapore, and chanced upon an absolutely deserted Capitol Theatre, with its neon lights buzzing charmingly amidst the silence. 

The Capitol Theatre is a remnant of 1930s Singapore. It was the finest entertainment venue when new, and, in some ways it perfectly encapsulates the essence of cosmopolitan Singapore.

In 1929 a Persian businessman and an Indian-Muslim merchant commissioned the theatre's construction. Thereafter, two South African brothers sourced for all the furniture and decorations from overseas and ran the theatre on a daily basis.

The architecture firm, Keys & Dowdeswell designed the building in a neoclassical British style, while the interior was decidedly American because it was inspired by the Roxy Theatre in New York.

Fittingly, the visual effects on our skateboard was also an international multiracial effort. Albeit completely via remote arrangements. Somehow, despite a 14h time difference we managed to create something beautiful together. Indeed as Virgil wrote in "The Aeneid", through chance various, through all vicissitudes, we make our way.

We've worked with @lens.in.black to capture Singapore with a cyberpunk twist. This time we've included an easter egg, check under your front truck mounting for a special treat 😉

Components:

Deck: 8 Inch Canadian hardrock maple 

Trucks: Koston matte black 5.25 inch hollow kingpin trucks

Wheels: Skatebruh 54mm 99a Paragon wheels 

Shock pads: 6mm 

Griptape: Custom cut out 80ab black griptape

Skatebruh Skateboards is an independent Singaporean owned skateboard company that produces high-quality skateboards at a reasonable price. Skatebruh Skateboards is an extension of Skatebruh Skateshop which focuses on manufacturing skateboards unique to Singapore. At Skatebruh Skateboards, we take pride in every board we produce, each skateboard we sell has been assembled and gripped by hand to ensure the strictest quality control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Victor
Delivery was fast, well packed and good quality.

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Richard Lim

Skatebruh Capitol Skateboard