Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator

As one of the oldest churches in Singapore boasting a rich heritage, the Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, has been a captivating location for Night Light installations. Working in partnership with the Singapore Night Festival 2018 for the fifth consecutive year, the 2018 installation featured one of the festival’s Open Call artworks titled Pulse. Pulse was an immersive experience that projected colourful visualisations through sound and voice. This artists’ collective was produced by Galina Mihaleva, Hedren Sum, Pat Pataranutaporn, Kathrin Albers and Audrey Ng.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Armenian Church 
Pulse by Galina Mihaleva, Hendren Sum, Pat Pataranutaporn, Kathrin Albers and Audrey Ng.


Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people by focusing on five key areas: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Encompassing all of Mike Bloomberg’s giving, Bloomberg Philanthropies includes his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works with mayors in cities around the world. Mike has committed the vast majority of the profits from Bloomberg L.P., the global financial technology, data, and media company that he founded in 1981, to support the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies invested $702 million in nearly 480 cities in more than 120 countries. In total, Mike has given $6 billion to efforts that transform lives every day. Bloomberg is proud to support Asian Civilisations Museum and the National Museum of Singapore.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Bloomberg
National Museum of Singapore


BNP Paribas Singapore

With more than 190,000 employees in 73 markets worldwide, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions in Asia Pacific with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. The Group has been in Southeast Asia for more than 50 years since it set up its Singapore office in 1968. With Singapore as its Southeast Asia hub, the Group also has core banking licences in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

In 2018, BNP Paribas Singapore made a donation towards the National Museum of Singapore in support of the Quiet Room, making the museum more accessible and inclusive for visitors with additional needs. They also supported the Asian Civilisations Museum Gala 2018 with a cash donation.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - BNP
BNP Paribas Opening Event


Dominie Press Pte Ltd

Dominie Press Pte Ltd is a full-fledged offset print production house operating in Singapore for over 35 years. They have the full capability and infrastructure to provide high quality print reproductions and are also an FSC and ISO certified printer. They produce full-colour coffee table as well as artisanal books, magazines, annual reports, premium gift sets, Chinese New Year red packets, promotional collaterals and luxury stationery.

They have been awarded two Yellow Pencils by D&AD Awards (UK) for the printing of WERK 16, one Yellow Pencil for the Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Book and one Wood Pencil for the Iskandar Jalil Book. In 2018, Dominie Press provided in-kind support for printing projects for the National Heritage Board (NHB).

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Dominie Press
National Museum of Singapore (NMS) Early Learning brochures.

Mr Richard Eu

Mr Richard Eu helms his family’s legacy at Eu Yan Sang and has transformed it from a small medical hall to one of the largest Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) groups in Asia. He has been an avid supporter of the arts and is also a musician. Having won numerous business awards, he is no stranger to both the business and heritage communities in Singapore. Mr Eu has provided cash donations towards National Museum Singapore’s Special Exhibitions Fund since 2016, and has pledged further cash support till 2020.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Mr Richard Eu
National Museum of Singapore

Huamin Primary School

The National Heritage Board’s (NHB) annual Children’s Season aims to foster a museum-going culture among children and families. In line with this, some 70 students and teachers from Huamin Primary School (HMPS), teamed up with The Intan, Singapore’s only privately owned home museum to promote Peranakan culture and heritage. In June 2018, students dressed in Peranakan attire, served as Art Ambassadors to shoppers at North Point Shopping Centre, where The Intan held an Exhibition on Peranakan Culture featuring Peranakan Wedding Baskets, beaded slippers, porcelain ware and old photographs. Students and staff enlightened mall visitors on Yishun’s community heritage. Visitors learnt how Nee Soon (Yishun) got its name and about Mr Lim Nee Soon, a well-respected Chinese Peranakan community leader in Singapore, whom the residential town of Yishun is named after. Mr Lim contributed to the development of the area by providing jobs and donating money to schools. The students also showcased Peranakan art and craft such as Peranakan tile painting through hands-on workshops, and performed familiar Peranakan tunes on the Angklung.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Huamin Primary
Huamin Primary School.

Mr John and Mrs Dorothy Cheung

John and Dorothy Cheung donate generously, supporting various causes across Nanyang Technological University (NTU), including The Art and Heritage Museum. Their donation went towards developing Loop, an interdisciplinary outdoor sculpture by the NTU community, comprising faculty and Alumni. Loop is the combined work of Fabrizio Galli, Kerin Ng, Ker Ziyi and Jassmine Ng, contributing towards the Singapore art scene. Loop will be a new addition to NTU Campus Art Trail – a destination for art in Singapore’s south-west district.

Additionally, the contribution also funded the Dorothy Cheung lunchtime concert Series at NTU which hosted The T’ang Quartet (Singapore), D&B (France), Hyunah Park (Korea), Marco Schiavo (Italy) and Jazz Association Singapore. The Dorothy Art Appreciation Series enables critical and creative stimulation and engagement in the arts through lectures, talks, workshops and exhibitions by internationally recognised academics in the various disciplines of the arts.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - John and Dorothy
Artist’s Impression of Loop at The Arc, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).Image courtesy of NTU Art and Heritage Museum.

Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee

The donations boast rare and early photographs taken in the late 19th century by studios ranging from G.R. Lambert and Co. in Singapore to Woodbury and Page in Java; photographs of Eurasians in Indonesia; as well as important Peranakan figures in Singapore, like Seah Liang Seah and Ong Tiang Wee; and even contemporary works of art by Sherman Ong and Dick Lee. From photographs made from the dawn of photography in south-east Asia to those taken in modern times, these donations reveal the remarkable development of photography and the Peranakans’ continued interest in this medium. Independent art and heritage consultant Peter Lee and his brothers, Dick, John and Andrew are the sons of donors Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee. They were deeply influenced by the generosity exemplified by their mother and father, who was the President of The Peranakan Association for 14 years and was Honorary Life President upon stepping down. These donations were made following the Lees’ gift of the transformative collection of 2535 photographs to The Peranakan Museum in 2015.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Lee Kip Lee
Affectionately Yours No.1. Dick Lee, 2013. 91.5 x 126 x 4.5 cm. Pencil and ink on paper, Singapore. 2018-00173.  

Lee Foundation

The Lee Foundation has been a long-time supporter with its generous cash donations towards the heritage and culture sectors. Their valuable support has enabled the Malay Language Council Singapore, the Promote Mandarin Council and the Tamil Language Council sustain their efforts in promoting the mother tongue languages through worthy initiatives such as Bulan Bahasa (Malay Language Month), Speak Mandarin Campaign and the Tamil Language Festival.

They have also supported Asian Civilisations Museum special exhibition: Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, Raffles in Southeast Asia, Singapore Night Festival and MyCommunity in 2018.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Lee Foundation
Performance at the launch of Bulan Bahasa (Malay Language Month) 2018.


First-time participant of Singapore Night Festival 2018, lyf@SMU by The Ascott Limited, was a venue partner for two installations titled ‘SoundSlam’ and ‘Snake Pit’. Co-presented by National Heritage Board and Goethe Institute, the two installations are part of an interactive game exhibition No pain No Game which was created by German artist duo //////////fur////. The installations invited festival goers to engage in physical games in a playful and interactive way. Besides being a venue partner, lyf@SMU organised musical acts that contributed to the overall programme offerings.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Lyf@SMU
SoundSlam and Snake Pit by German artist duo //////////fur//// for SNF 2018.

Mr Milenko Prvacki

Mr Milenko Prvacki donated his work entitled In Transit which he painted with acrylic on linen to the National University of Singapore Museum. In Transit is a reflection of the artist’s interest in the themes of displacement and memories, where history intermingles with present-day experiences and change is an inevitable and ongoing phenomenon. Mr Prvacki is a Senior Fellow at LASALLE College of the Arts. He has exhibited widely in Europe and Asia and was the recipient of the Cultural Medallion Award for Visual Arts in 2012.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Milenko
In Transit, 2005. Acrylic on linen, 300 x 400 cm.

Mini Environment Service Pte Ltd

Mini Environment Service Pte Ltd (MES) is the parent company of the MES Group, a construction, accommodation and logistics service provider with a history of over 40 years. Its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mohamed Abdul Jaleel, is well-known in the Indian community for his generosity and philanthropy.

Mini Environment Service Pte Ltd has generously pledged support to the Tamil Language Council, for its programmes such as the Tamil Language Festival and other initiatives for the past 10 years, displaying its commitment to supporting the promotion of the Tamil language.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Mini Environment Service
Launch pf the Tamil Language Festival 2018.

CHIJMES managed by Perennial (Singapore) Retail Management Pte Ltd

CHIJMES is recognised by UNESCO as an Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Development with two national monuments, Caldwell House and CHIJMES Hall. Boasting more than just a rich heritage and stunning architecture, CHIJMES is an exciting gastro-entertainment destination with beautiful courtyards and cosy alfresco areas for the discerning patron.

In 2018, CHIJMES supported the Singapore Night Festival allowing thousands of festivalgoers to enjoy spectacular light installations, including the Night Light installation, Before the Word.

Before the Word at the CHIJMES Lawn.

Raffles City

Jointly owned by CapitaLand Commercial Trust and CapitaLand Mall Trust, Raffles City Singapore is a premier integrated complex comprising retail, commercial, hotels and convention centre space in the heart of Singapore’s Business District. Designed by world renowned architect I M Pei to be ‘the city within a city’, Raffles City Singapore opened in 1986 and links the tourist and shopping artery of Orchard Road with the commercial and financial area in and around Raffles Place.

In 2018, Raffles City supported the Singapore Night Festival, and hosted the light installation, A Thousand Skies.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Raffles City
A Thousand Skies at Raffles City Singapore.

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

As one of the most established practices in Singapore and the region, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers has for over 60 years delivered innovative and sustainable solutions through its multi-disciplinary expertise in architecture, master planning, urban design, engineering and interior design. Committed to designing built environments that enrich and transform lives, RSP participates pro-bono in projects that empower local communities and institutions.

In 2018, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers supported the exhibition The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030 with its conceptualisation and design services.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - RSP
The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030 special exhibition at National Museum of Singapore (NMS).

Sembcorp Power Pte Ltd

Part of the Sembcorp Group, Sembcorp Power is Singapore’s trusted name for greener, affordable power with over 15 years’ experience. Offering blended-green power plans that help households save money and reduce their carbon footprints, it is the only power gentailer in Singapore to also have a major presence in solar energy. 

In 2018, Sembcorp Power supported the Singapore Heritage Festival, enabling more to discover lesser-known aspects of Singapore’s heritage and culture through interactive heritage trails, tours, open houses, and performances. It also pledged to support the 2019 edition of the festival.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Sembcorp
The Sembcorp Power team at the Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) 2018 with Minster of Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu.

Mr Tsai Eng-Rung

Mr Tsai Eng-Rung is an active supporter of the preservation of historical items and conservation of heritage buildings. During his stay in Singapore, he witnessed how conserved, heritage buildings harmoniously blended in with the, contemporary landscape of Singapore; this experience left a great impression on him.

In Taiwan, he restored part of his ’Alma Mater’, a 100-year-old primary school building. He used similar red bricks recycled from his father's old factory in Keelung to recreate the historical appearance of the school. This led to the school being accorded a ‘Heritage Historical Building’ status by the Taiwanese government.

Mr Tsai has a strong affinity for Singapore, as in his early twenties, he used to accompany his father to Singapore frequently. He hopes to give back to society by contributing towards the preservation of heritage for future generations. Through his foundation, Mr Tsai supports projects relating to the preservation of heritage buildings, as well as those targeted at enabling young and talented artists to excel in the arts and music, in Taiwan and Singapore.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Mr Tsai
National Museum of Singapore building façade.

Yuvabharathi International School

Yuvabharathi International School Pte Ltd (YBIS) is an institution which offers various educational programmes from Montessori to Senior Secondary Level in Singapore.

YBIS has been a strong supporter of the Tamil Language Festival since 2016. The Tamil Language Council is honoured to be a beneficiary of YBIS for the Tamil Language Festival 2019.

Through the generous donations of YBIS, the Festival is able to continue expanding its efforts in creating awareness and promoting the greater use of Tamil language and appreciation of Indian culture, especially among the youths within the community.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Yuvabharathi
Performance at the Launch of the Tamil Language Festival 2018.