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Mr Anurendra Jegadeva

Based in both Malaysia and Australia, Mr Anurendra Jegadeva is known for his poetic yet provocative socio-political works. They stem from a personal response to or experience of his subject – whether the post- colonial realities of multicultural Malaysia or Asian immigrant life in Australia.

In his mixed media art, he employs narrative tools such as recurring motifs and colour symbolism to examine the ironies in contemporary life and probe the issue of cultural integration. Mr Anurendra was one of four artists who represented Malaysia at its first-ever National Pavilion during the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2019.

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Mr Anurendra Jegadeva; Heart in Hand – A Marriage of Identities. By Mr Anurendra Jegadeva. Commissioned by the Indian Heritage Centre with support from Mr Anurendra Jegadeva.
Images courtesy of Mr Anurendra Jegadeva and the National Heritage Board.



Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator

As one of the oldest churches in Singapore and with its rich heritage, the Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator has been a captivating location for the Singapore Night Festival (SNF). The church has hosted various light installations as part of the festival since 2014. For the first time, the church facade was a canvas for S.C.U.L.P.T., an interactive projection mapping artwork by artist Yann Nguema and Arnaud Doucet for SNF 2019. The artwork allowed visitors to manipulate its form and appearance with simple laser beams, giving them an immersive experience into the worlds of art and technology.


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S.C.U.L.P.T. at the Singapore Night Festival 2019 by Yann Nguema and Arnaud Doucet.
Images courtesy of the National Heritage Board.

 


Broadcast Professional Pte Ltd

In its early days, Broadcast Professional Pte Ltd helped to set up key radio and recording studios in Southeast Asia. In 2005, it moved into the TV broadcast system and equipment business. Today, it has completed various front-running broadcast and niche AV media design projects across industries in Asia.

In 2019, Broadcast Professional provided technical expertise and equipment for the National Museum of Singapore’s installation Life Underground. It also supported the Singapore Night Festival with technical resources for the Creators’ Masterclass that culminated with the artworks at Project: Dome.

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Project: Dome at Singapore Night Festival 2019.
Images courtesy of the National Heritage Board.

 



Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport is the world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 68.3 million passengers from around the globe in 2019 and hosts over 100 airlines, connecting to 380 cities worldwide.

In 2019, CAG supported the National Heritage Board by providing advertising space across Changi Airport’s terminals to promote exhibitions at the National Museum of Singapore.

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Advertisements for An Old New World Changi Airport.
Images courtesy of the National Museum of Singapore.



CHIJMES

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 a rich heritage and stunning architecture, CHIJMES is an exciting gastro-entertainment destination with beautiful courtyards and cosy al fresco areas for the discerning patron.

In 2019, CHIJMES supported the Singapore Night Festival and hosted the light installation Waves of Time.

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Night light Waves of Time at CHIJMES during Singapore Night Festival 2019.
Images courtesy of the National Heritage Board



Mr Daven Wu

Mr Daven Wu is the grandson of Dr Wu Lien-Teh, the Penang-born doctor who contained and eliminated a pneumonic plague in Manchuria, China that claimed 60,000 lives between 1910 and 1911. Dr Wu has also been credited with initiating the modernisation of medical care in China.

This important donation comprises Dr Wu’s personal gold seal and hand-beaded crest, the latter made by his mother when he was a medical student at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

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Beaded crest, Penang (Malaysia), 1897, needlepoint canvas worked with glass seed beads in "petit-point" stitch.
Image courtesy of the Peranakan Museum

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Seal, China, 20th century. Gifts of the family of Wu Chang-sheng, Fred.
Image courtesy of the Peranakan Museum.



DesignSingapore Council Pte Ltd

DesignSingapore Council’s vision is for Singapore to be an innovation- driven economy and a lovable city through design by 2025. As the national agency that promotes design, the Council’s mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design.

In 2019, DesignSingapore Council co-commissioned a public light art installation, Work-in-Progress by Asylum, with NHB for the Singapore Night Festival.


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Work-in-Progress by Asylum at the National Design Centre Atrium.
Image courtesy of the National Heritage Board.



Mrs Linda Chee

This generous gift – an early 20th century altar sideboard by the children of Mr Louis Tan Tiang Hong and Mdm Mary Low Suan Neo – had stood proudly for several generations in the ancestral home of Mr Tan’s family at 13 Jonker Street (now Jalan Hang Jebat), before it was brought to the couple’s home in Singapore in 1977. It later resided in Mrs Linda Chee’s home for about two decades before it was loaned to The Peranakan Museum in 2012, together with her gift of a Victorian-era four-poster bed.

The exquisite namwood sideboard, which incorporates Eastern and Western design elements, has a rare bevelled black marble top. Its right and left pillars feature carvings of the Eight Immortals and are topped by two horsemen. The sideboard had belonged to the Straits Chinese family of Mr Tan Siang Long, who migrated from the Fujian province in China to Dutch-controlled Malacca. The Tan siblings are from the 8th generation.

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Sideboard, Malacca (Malaysia), early 20th century, wood. Gift of the three children of Louis Tan Tiang Hong and Mary Low Suan Neo.
Image courtesy of the Peranakan Museum.
 



Patek Philippe Southeast Asia

Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP (GMT) was incorporated in Singapore as a subsidiary of Patek Philippe and the sole distributor for Patek Philippe timepieces and jewellery. It covers the Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines markets with 26 points of sale.

In 2019, Patek Philippe published a commemorative catalogue in celebration of the Watch Art Grand Exhibition held in Singapore. Patek Philippe Southeast Asia donated proceeds from the sale of the limited-edition catalogue to the National Museum of Singapore, in support of its exhibition and programmes.

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Limited-edition catalogue of the Watch Art Grand Exhibition by Patek Philippe.
Image courtesy of Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP.

 

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Singapore and Southeast Asia Room at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition by Patek Philippe.
Image courtesy of Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP.



Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Prudential Assurance Company Singapore is one of the top life insurance companies in the country, serving the financial and protection needs of its citizens for 88 years. It delivers a suite of well-rounded products in protection, savings and investment through multiple distribution channels, including a network of more than 5,000 financial consultants.

Through its Community Investment initiative, Prudential supported senior engagement programmes at the National Museum of Singapore in 2019. It is one of the ways the company continues to build a strong foundation for an inclusive society.

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Seniors enjoying a tour of the Singapore History Gallery with Prudential volunteers.
Images courtesy of the National Museum of Singapore.



Sembcorp Power

Part of the Sembcorp Group, Sembcorp Power is Singapore’s trusted name for eco-friendly, affordable power. Offering blended green power plans that help households save money and cut their carbon footprint, it is also a major solar energy player in the country.

In 2019, Sembcorp Power supported the Singapore Heritage Festival, enabling more to discover lesser-known aspects of local heritage and culture through interactive heritage trails, tours, open houses and performances.


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Support from Sembcorp Power enabled different communities to
share their stories in celebration of Singapore’s diverse cultural heritage.
Image courtesy of the National Heritage Board.



Singapore Press Holdings Limited

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. SPH’s core business is publishing newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media. SPH has ventured into property, eldercare and education, and owns a portfolio of purpose-built student accommodation.

In 2019, SPH provided in-kind support by waiving the copyright fees for using its images in National Heritage Board projects, such as
 the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery and Founders’ Memorial International Architectural Design Competition.

SPH is also a supporter of Bulan Bahasa (Malay Language Month), which is an annual signature event organised by the Malay Language Council, Singapore to encourage the use of the national language, build cultural identity and foster a strong community spirit.

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Archival images and community artefacts in the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery set up by the National Heritage Board. The gallery is located at Wisma Geylang Serai.
Images courtesy of the Malay Heritage Centre.



UOL Group Limited

UOL Group Limited (UOL) is one of Singapore’s leading public-listed real estate companies with a diversified collection of development and investment properties, hotels and serviced suites. Through its hotel subsidiary, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, UOL owns the Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL COLLECTION and PARKROYAL brands. UOL’s Singapore- listed property subsidiary, United Industrial Corporation, owns an extensive array of prime commercial assets and hotels in Singapore.

In 2019, UOL supported INKspired – a public event held at Velocity@ Novena Square that took inspiration from Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor, a special exhibition by the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). Participants engaged in various activities such as adding their creativity to a landscape painting and dressing up as scholars for photo opportunities. The event was part of the three-year partnership that UOL has with ACM to support Saturdays@ACM and Weekends with ACM, family-friendly programmes held at ACM and UOL premises.

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INKspired event by the Asian Civilisations Museum at Velocity@Novena Square.
Image courtesy of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

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Mr Raymond Lau, an award-winning local artist (in pink), was delighted to see how children added their own creativity to the landscape painting.
Image courtesy of the Asian Civilisations Museum.



Yuvabharathi International School

Yuvabharathi International School (YBIS) is an academic institution which offers various education programmes from Montessori to Senior Secondary Level in Singapore. YBIS has been a strong supporter of the Tamil Language Council and its language promotion efforts since 2016.

Through YBIS’ generous donations, the Council is able to continue running the Tamil Language Festival, encourage greater use of the Tamil language and create an appreciation of Indian culture, especially among the youth in the community.

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Launch of Tamil Language 2019.
Image courtesy of the National Heritage Board.

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Performance at the launch of the festival.
Image Courtesy of the National Heritage Board.