Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Connecting people since its maiden flight in 1981, Changi Airport is more than just a gateway to Singapore. It is today a major global air hub welcoming more than 60 million passengers annually with some 100 airlines linking a network of about 400 cities worldwide. Handling 7,400 flights weekly, it is the world’s sixth busiest airport for international traffic.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Changi Airport Group
Polaroid exhibition / Farquhar's Collection advertisement in airport

Home to 400 retail stores and 140 dining outlets, Changi Airport is every traveller’s delight. As the airport welcomes more passengers, our strategic retail partnerships and unending pursuit of innovation will continue to shape our retail strategy and fuel many of our new ideas and developments to make Changi Airport one of the world’s best airports to shop and dine at.

In 2018, Changi Airport Group committed to support the National Heritage Board with provision of media spaces across Changi Airport’s terminals till early 2020


Cynthia Chia, Carol Chia, Celia Chia, Larry Chia and Lawrence Chia

This impressive collection, gifted to the Peranakan Museum, consists of several objects crucial to the rituals of a Peranakan wedding ceremony: a full wedding set worn by a groom, complete with cap, a collar with gold ornaments, a matching jacket and robe, wedding shoes worn by the bride and groom and embroidered, padded altar cloths are but just some of the notable objects.

Equally significant are the painted portraits of Wee Bee Neo a well-known Sang Khek Umm, or wedding Mistress-of-Ceremonies, (whose role was to assist the bride on her wedding day), a teakwood four-door, two-tiered cupboard, cheongsams and a jiho (family name plaque), all of which the family has long treasured, lovingly cared for and now generously donated to the Peranakan Museum.

Siblings Cynthia, Carol, Celia, Larry and Lawrence Chia, are the grandchildren of Wee Bee Neo.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018
Bridal shoes. Singapore or Malaysia. Late 19th to early 20th century. Approximately 20 x 8 cm. Silk, cotton, cardboard. Gift of Cynthia, Larry, Celia, Carol and Lawrence Chia, in memory of their parents Chia Teck Loke and Ong Siew Choo.


Ika Ratnadewi Hendromartono, Melia Puspayanti Hendromartono and Inge Trini R. Hendromartono

The Oey family has a well-documented and respected Peranakan Chinese Batik workshop in Pekalongan, on the north coast of Java. This significant donation of a hundred Batik pieces, to the Peranakan Museum, spans three generations of the Oey family and traces the evolution of their styles beginning with Mrs Oey Soen King/Liem Loan Lio, Mrs Oey Kok Sing/Kho Tjing Nio, and Jane Hendromartono/Oey Djien Nio/Mrs Liem Siok Hien. These pieces not only attest to the technical virtuosity and individual creativity of their works, but also exemplify the heterogeneity of styles and designs that are characteristic of Pekalongan Batik over the twentieth century. This remarkable and generous gift comes from Jane Hendromartano’s daughters: Ika Ratnadewi Hendromartono, Melia Puspayanti Hendromartono and Inge Trini R. Hendromartono.

Lee Foundation
Skirt cloth (kain panjang), Oey Soen King. Late 19th century. Approximately 105 x 200 cm. Cotton (drawn Batik), Pekalongan, Java, Indonesia. 2017-00327.

Lee Foundation
Sarong, Oey Kok Sing. 1940. Approximately 100 x 225 cm. Cotton (drawn Batik), Pekalongan, Java, Indonesia, 2017-00341.


Pan-United Corporation Ltd

Concrete innovation company Pan-United Corporation Ltd (PanU) is a Singapore-based listed multinational corporation with operations in four Asian countries and a total workforce of more than 1,200 people. It is a global leader in concrete technologies harnessing innovation and cutting-edge digital platforms to develop industry-leading, sustainable solutions in the concrete and logistics space. Singapore’s largest concrete and cement company, PanU is expanding into markets in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, where it ranks as the top brand in Ho Chi Minh City. PanU, is a renowned and trusted brand for high quality concrete solutions and excellent customer service. 

In 2018, PanU supported the Singapore Night Festival with the PanU Iluma Arc Bench, a concrete art installation made using PanU Illuma, a special translucent concrete that enables light to pass through.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Pan United Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Pan United
PanU Illuma Arc Bench, a concrete art installation made using PanU Illuma, at Singapore Night Festival.

Mr Ravi Thakran

The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), a heritage institution, is managed by the National Heritage Board. IHC and the High Commission of India in Singapore launched a new initiative, Kala Sangam (A Melange of Arts and Crafts), in June 2018. This collaboration seeks to bring 12 traditional crafts persons from India to the centre annually, over a five-year period, to demonstrate their crafts and interact with the local community. The initiative was made possible by a generous donation from Mr Ravinder Singh Thakran. Also known as Ravi. Mr Thakran serves as Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of L Capital Asia, L.L.C. Mr Thakran serves as the President of Sephora. He has been the Group President of South Asia, South East Asia  and Middle East at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton since September  2007. He Heads LVMH Asia Pacific.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Mr Ravi
VK Munusamy, a terracotta master craftsperson, demonstrating his craft to an appreciative audience of students, tourists and locals at the centre. Image courtesy of Indian Heritage Centre.


Singapore Art Museum

The Singapore Art Museum’s façade has been a canvas for several projection mapping artworks over the years during Singapore Night Festival. Similarly, for SNF 2018, Singapore Art Museum’s façade came alive for the projection mapping artwork titled Odyssey by French artists Arnaud Pottier and Timothee Mironneau. Singapore Art Museum also hosted Automatarium, an interactive installation cum performance that portrayed elements of comedy, circus, magic, storytelling, song and mime during the festival. This installation cum performance was a crowd favourite among festival-goers.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Singapore Art Museum

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Singapore Art Museum
Automatarium by David Berga and Odyssey by Arnaud Pottier and Thimothee Mironneau for the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) 2018.


SBS Transit Limited

SBS Transit Ltd is a leading bus and rail operator in Singapore, transporting an average of more than three million passengers on its extensive bus and rail network, daily.

SBS Transit has been a strong supporter of Singapore’s language campaigns. It generously contributed advertising spaces on its buses to the Malay Language Council, Singapore for Bulan Bahasa (Malay Language Month), and the Promote Mandarin Council for the Speak Mandarin Campaign.

Their donations of media advertising platforms have allowed the respective language councils to effectively reach out to commuters to promote their mother tongue languages and support the preservation of our culture.

Patron of Heritage Awards - SBS

Patron of Heritage Awards - SBS


Singapore Airlines Limited

Singapore Airlines offers cargo capacity on its fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighters as well as passenger flights operated by carriers within the SIA Group, which include Scoot and SilkAir.  Its combined network covers over 130 destinations across six regions and it is ranked amongst the top 10 largest[1] cargo carriers in the world based on freight-tonne-kilometres flown. In terms of service reliability, Singapore Airlines has been consistently rated within the industry as one of the highest-performing cargo airlines based on IATA Cargo iQ benchmarks. In 2018, Singapore Airlines had supported Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, special exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum and Undangan Ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Makkah exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - SIA
A journey of faith –Undangan Ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Makkah exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre. Image courtesy of Malay Heritage Centre.


Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - SIA
Discovering the treasures of Cambodia at Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City special exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum. Image courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum.


Singapore Post Limited

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) is Singapore’s leading provider of domestic and international postal and e-Commerce logistics services. A long-term supporter of the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM), SingPost has been providing financial support and partnering the museum for heritage preservation and public education programmes since the museum’s inception in 1995.

The enduring partnership between SingPost and SPM underscores a common objective to instil a sense of belonging and ownership in Singapore and its communities through educational tools and learning resources. SingPost’s contributions and support over the years is a testament of its confidence in SPM as a guardian and promoter of Singapore’s heritage.

Some of SPM’s special exhibitions and programmes that SingPost supported in 2018 were You’ve Got Mail – Art on Envelope: Send Your Love the Write Way and Seeing Is Believing! Unusual Stamps, and National Stamp Collecting Competition & Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition.

Singapore Post (SingPost) as the country’s postal service provider, has been delivering trusted and reliable services to homes and businesses in Singapore for more than 160 years.

Today, SingPost is pioneering and leading in ecommerce logistics as well as providing innovative mail and logistics solutions in Singapore and around the world, with operations in 19 markets.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Singapore Post
Entry by Hannah C Holder who was awarded Best in Show in Graceful Envelope Contest 2015 organised by the Washington Calligraphers Guild. Exhibited at You’ve Got Mail - Art on Envelope: Send Your Love the Write Way.


Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - Singapore Post
Postage stamps made of unusual materials and those that engage our sense of touch at You’ve Got Mail - Seeing Is Believing! Unusual Stamps exhibition.


Singapore Management University

Centrally located within the Bras Basah, Bugis district, Singapore Management University’s Campus Green is an easily accessible location for Singapore Night Festival. For SNF 2018, Singapore Management University was a venue partner for the Festival Village and performances held at the Campus Green, University Square and Amphitheatre. The refurbished Campus Green and Amphitheatre served as a larger Festival Village and enabled more performances and also encouraged festival-goers to picnic around the Campus Green with their family and friends.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - SMU
Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - SMU
Festival Village and performances for Singapore Night Festival (SNF) 2018



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In 2018 and 2019, TIME supported the exhibition In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology at the National Museum of Singapore through the provision of advertising space in local and international editions of TIME magazine. Additionally, an iconic Polaroid cover story TIME magazine from 26 June 1972 was on loan for the exhibit duration, supporting TIME’s marketing efforts that have allowed the exhibition to be publicised far beyond local shores.

Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - TIME
Patron of Heritage Award 2018 - TIME
TIME Article, featuring Polaroid exhibition In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology.