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Over 200 Singa the Lion figurines displayed at Raffles City to celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday!

By Flora  /  02 Aug 2019 (Friday)

Those who grew up in the 80s and 90s in Singapore will remember Singa the Courtesy Lion, the official mascot that was created in 2009 to promote and educate courtesy and graciousness to the public. 

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 and celebration of Singapore’s 54th birthday. Launched by Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob, the exhibition sees 200 hand-painted 40cm-tall three-dimensional figurines, specially designed by individuals from all walks of life. They include local celebrities like Fann Wong, Chen Hanwei, Desmond Tan, Kym Ng and Taufik Batisah; award-winning filmmaker Boo Junfeng, Chef Janice Wong and bento artist Shirley Wong. 

President Halimah Yacob and her husband, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, have also designed a pair of President’s Challenge Singa the Lion figurines which was unveiled at the event. 

CapitaLand’s adopted charities designed five Singa the Lion figurines and 100 mini versions were by Alzheimer’s Disease Association and AWWA. They were supported by CapitaLand staff volunteers who also contributed one Singa the Lion figurine themed ‘Builder of Dreams’.

Photo Credit: CapitaLand

Members of the public can also participate for a good cause.  For every post on Instagram of ‘Arts in the City: We Love SINGApore’ exhibition or on an act of kindness with official hashtags (#CapitaLand, #RCSArtsIntheCity, #RCSWeLoveSINGApore, #CHFPC, #BeGreaterSG), S$5 per hashtag will be donated towards President’s Challenge.  In addition, five best photographs will stand to win 54,000 STAR$.

At the end of the exhibition, the figurines will find permanent homes with interested adopters and all proceeds will go towards President’s Challenge.  The figurines will be up for adoption at a minimum sum of S$88 each on a first-come-first-serve basis, subject to availability.  Interested members of the public who would like to adopt any of the available Singa the Lion figurines may approach Raffles City Singapore Concierge at Level 1 during the exhibition to adopt and collect their favourite one-of-its-kind figurine after the exhibition. Adoption is by cash only.
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