The month of August 2019 in Singapore, there are lots of love, kindness and graciousness with the arts at CapitaLand’s Raffles City Singapore with “Arts in the City: We Love SINGApore” exhibition.

CapitLand’s Raffles City Singapore has collaborated with Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) to launch the “Arts in the City: We Love SINGApore” exhibition in commemoration of Singapore Bicentennial as well as celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday this month of August 2019. This exhibition was launched by Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob on 31st July 2019, featuring over 200 figurines of Singapore’s iconic mascot for kindness and graciousness – Singa the Lion. At the launch of the exhibition, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand, pledged S$300,000 to benefit six charities under President’s Challenge 2019.

This “Arts in the City: We Love SINGApore” exhibition brings together people from different walks of life in the local community to share their Singapore stories, their vision on what kindness and being gracious means to them. Through their unique and artistic painting, drawing, and craftwork, visitors can view, feel and also read about their stories on the paintings and designs on the 40cm tall three-dimensional Singa the Lion figurines.

President Halimah Yacob and her husband, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, both participated in this exhibition too, with their very own designs, a pair of President’s Challenge Singa the Lion figurines that were unveiled during the official launch of this exhibition.

A mix of companies, such as tenants from Raffles City Singapore and individuals have also contributed to the big line-up of Singa the Lion figurines on display at Raffles City Singapore. When you make your way up from City Hall MRT station towards Raffles City Singapore, you can spot them on Level 1, from 1st to 28th August 2019.

Members of the public can also participate and do their part for charity, spreading love, kindness and graciousness, for a good cause at the “Arts in the City: We Love SINGApore” exhibition. When you take photos at this exhibition and share it on Instagram with the official hashtags, #CapitaLand, #RCSArtsIntheCity, #RCSWeLoveSINGApore, #CHFPC, #BeGreaterSG, S$5 will be donated towards President’s Challenge. In addition, the five best photographs will stand to win 54,000 STAR$

If you like the drawing, colour and design of the Singa the Lion figurine and you are interested to adopt them, they can be yours at a minimum sum of S$88 each on a first-come-first-serve basis, subject to availability. All proceeds will go towards President’s Challenge.

Oh yes, do keep a lookout for the following Singa the Lion figurines, giving them a special shoutout here on my article!

National Heritage Board, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Malay Heritage Centre, Indian Heritage Centre and The Intan, some of the museums that I have been supporting and covering over the years!

Lynette Tan, a fellow University of Queensland alumnus.

Leroy Teo, Louie Teo, Stacci Teo and Steffi Teo, adorable kids of Steven Teo!

You can play a part for charity too, spread the spirit of love, kindness, graciousness and compassion! Share this “Arts in the City: We Love SINGApore” exhibition! Pay-It-Forward, spread this news about this wonderful exhibition, Pass-It-On!

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