Singapore's renowned batik champion, Sarkasi Said, who went by the artist name Tzee, was known for his bold and vibrant abstract style, and mastery of unconventional wax-resist techniques. His works have been exhibited internationally and can be found in many public and private collections. Sarkasi’s ‘Singapore orchid’ batik design was selected by the National Trades Union Congress for the Singapore Dress in the 1970s. During this period, he was known as the “Baron of Batik”. He set a Guinness World Record for the world’s longest batik painting in 2003. He also served on committees for the National Arts Council, Malay Museum Committee, and the ...