3M Singapore

3M has been improving lives in Singapore for more than 50 years. Since its founding in 1966, 3M Singapore has grown from its humble beginnings with only eight employees, to a company with more than 1,600 employees and established local capabilities to serve the needs of local, regional and global customers. 3M’s presence in Singapore includes two manufacturing plants at Woodlands and Tuas, a research and development centre at Woodlands, and a Customer Technical Centre, supply chain and business operations based at Ang Mo Kio.




3M donated 12 watercolour paintings by artists Ong Kim Seng and Chew Piak San to Singapore Philatelic Museum. An old street market scene in Chinatown by artist Chew Piak San (above) and an old street scene of Kampong Glam with Sultan Mosque in the background by artist Ong Kim Seng (below).

Ms Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis is an award-winning visual artist, art writer and founder of The Migrant Ecologies Project. Her practice encircles ecologies, animal and plant studies, art and visual culture, materiality and memory – primarily but not exclusively in Southeast Asia.

Ms Davis’ exhibits for Wishful Images: When Microhistories Take Form, which she donated to NUS Museum in 2020, is based on the project Stories of Wood. Stories of Wood was developed over the course of 12 years and traces material genetic, historic and poetic stories of people, wood and trees in Southeast Asia. The project was nominated for four major international awards.


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Ms Lucy Davis (above) and her works (below) in the ongoing Wishful Images: When Microhistories Take Form exhibition. Images courtesy of NUS Museum


Mr Michael Tay Wee Jin

Mr Michael Tay, the Group Managing Director of luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass, is a cultural committee member of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie which promotes watchmaking excellence around the globe. His commitment towards cultural excellence extends to his board appointments with NHB as well as institutions engaged in the advancement of heritage and visual arts in Singapore. Mr Tay’s personal donation towards the 2020 Asian Civilisations Museum Gala will support future special exhibitions which celebrate Asian culture and art, as well as innovation in tradition.


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Mr Michael Tay Wee Jin


Ms Paige Parker


Intrepid traveler, local arts supporter and author, Ms Paige Parker is known for her philanthropy work as a board member, patron and fundraiser for several non-profit institutions such as the Singapore Dance Theatre, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and United Women Singapore. Recognised as a stalwart supporter of Singapore’s young designers and artists, her donation towards the 2020 Asian Civilisations Museum’s Gala supported the inaugural #SGFashionNow exhibition in 2021 which explores local contemporary fashion and creative practice in the context of the region’s cultural heritage.


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Ms Paige Parker (above), an avid supporter of the arts, also donated a caped cheongsam (long dress in Cantonese) from Singapore-based contemporary womenswear label Ong Shunmugam by designer Priscilla Shunmugam (below), to the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Mr Richard Eu

Mr Richard Eu transformed his family business Eu Yan Sang from a small medical hall to one of the largest Traditional Chinese Medicine groups in Asia, successfully keeping his family’s legacy alive. He has been an avid supporter of the arts and is a musician himself. Having won numerous business awards, he is no stranger to both the business and heritage communities in Singapore. Mr Eu has been contributing cash donations to the National Museum of Singapore’s Special Exhibitions Fund since 2016.


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Mr Richard Eu

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, SingPost has partnered the museum for a variety of heritage preservation and public education programmes since 1995.

Together, both SingPost and the Singapore Philatelic Museum hope to preserve and promote philatelic heritage as well as Singapore’s postal services which has a history dating back to 1819. SingPost’s continued support over the years attests to its confidence in the museum as a guardian of Singapore’s heritage.




The winning entry of the Draw My Stamp Story art competition (above), and the Seeing Is Believing – Every Stamp Tells A Story travelling exhibition (below) which was showcased at public libraries islandwide.

Stephen Riady Foundation

Guided by the personal philosophy of Dr Stephen Riady, the Stephen Riady Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of the underprivileged and disadvantaged through education, empowerment and engagement. Dr Riady is the Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of OUE Limited, a diversified real estate owner, developer and operator with a real estate portfolio located in prime locations in Asia.

As a long-term supporter of the Asian Civilisations Museum, the foundation’s donation at the institution’s 2020 gala will support a legacy of new knowledge productions in the form of exhibitions and programmes to be developed by the museum for Singaporean society and the world at large.

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Dr Stephen Riady

The Nehemiah Foundation

The Nehemiah Foundation was established to provide grants and financial support for charitable initiatives in the education arena, and for vulnerable communities, persons with special needs as well as mental health services. The foundation’s purpose closely follows the Old Testament account of rebuilding broken walls and lives as detailed in the Book of Nehemiah.

With the COVID-19 pandemic surfacing new needs and challenges, heritage institutions are now, more so than ever, playing a key role in galvanising communities to rebuild, restore and unite peoples toward the new normal. In this light, the Nehemiah Foundation supported the National Museum of Singapore with a cash donation to its Special Exhibitions Fund in 2020.


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The Nehemiah Foundation logo (above) and the National Museum of Singapore (below) which the organisation supported in 2020

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 services.

As part of a three-year partnership, UOL’s support has enabled the Asian Civilisations Museum to continue its efforts in making family programmes accessible to all even during the challenging pandemic period of 2020. This is UOL’s second Patron of Heritage Award, having previously been awarded in 2019.


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UOL Group Limited logo (above) has been supporting the Asian Civilisations Museum’s family programme, ACM Adventures, which features Move It! (below) an onsite interactive drama performance by Act 3 International as part of one of its monthly editions.

Ms Yeoh Chee Yan

Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, who assumed the position of Chairman of NHB in 2018 after a distinguished 33-year career in public service, has contributed generously to the heritage and culture sector over the years. In 2020 she made a significant donation towards the redevelopment of the Peranakan Museum which is slated to reopen in 2023. She made a similar donation to the Malay Heritage Centre the previous year.

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Ms Yeoh Chee Yan (above) made a significant donation to the Peranakan Museum (below) in 2020 which will go towards its redevelopment.

Yuvabharathi International School

Yuvabharathi International School, which offers educational programmes from the Montessori to senior secondary level, has been a strong supporter of the Tamil Language Council’s Tamil Language Festival since 2016.

The institution similarly donated to the council for the festival’s 2021 edition. Its generous contributions have enabled the festival to expand its efforts to promote the greater use of Tamil language and widen appreciation of Indian culture within the community, especially among youth.


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Yuvabharathi International School has been supporting the Tamil Language Festival since 2016.