Singapore-based Mr Kadjin (K.J.) Low was born and raised in Aceh, Indonesia. He donated a set of blouse fasteners, known as kerosang, belonging to his grandmother, the late Mrs Low Soek Bie née Toh Gek Eng (1891-1980), a Peranakan Nyonya from Pangkalan Brandan, North Sumatra.


Visitors to the newly refreshed Peranakan Museum will be able to see Mrs Low Soek Bie née Toh Gek Eng’s kerosang at the Jewellery gallery on Level 3.


Mr Low also generously donated two belts, a set of hairpins and one porcelain pillow. His donation enriches the museum's collection, helping to better visualise and understand the multifaceted aspects of a Peranakan person's life and times, as well as the material culture closely linked with the community.


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(Top) Mrs Low Soek Bie née Toh Gek Eng’s kerosang on display at the Peranakan Museum.


(Below) Close-up of Mrs Low Soek Bie née Toh Gek Eng’s kerosang, donated by her grandson, Mr Kadjin (K.J.) Low.


Picnic in the Garden by Delia Prvacki was first exhibited at Fort Canning in 2006, as part of the Plein Air exhibition. The work was part of a three-piece assemblage inspired by French modernist painter Édouard Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass). It invited viewers to take their own picnic in a park while reflecting on their relationship with nature within a city.


Delia Prvacki (b.1950, Romania) trained at the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest where she earned a master’s degree in applied arts/ceramics. She had her first solo exhibition in 1970 and practised as a ceramicist in the former Yugoslavia before migrating to Singapore in 1992 with her husband Milenko Prvacki. Ms Prvacki took on Singapore citizenship in 2002.


Her body of work focuses on establishing a new vocabulary and significance for the sculptural medium generated by available technologies and endless expression in ceramics. She is known for her public commissions which include mosaic murals at Dhoby Ghaut Station (in collaboration with Milenko) and Marina South Pier Station.


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(Top) Picnic in The Garden.


(Below) Delia and Milenko Prvacki with Picnic in the Garden at their studio in Singapore in February 2023. Image sources: Delia and Milenko Prvacki.



Mini Environment Service (MES) is a diverse business group providing seamless integrated property and logistics solutions. Committed to the cause of Tamil language promotion in Singapore, MES has generously pledged to support the Tamil Language Council and its programmes and initiatives, such as the Tamil Language Festival, for 10 years.


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Launch of the Tamil Language Festival 2023.




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


In conjunction with Asian Civilisations Museum’s Crossing Cultures X Caravanserai: Art of Wellness festival, heritage Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo generously curated two wellness workshops over two weekends in December 2022.


Called Korean Facial Massage Techniques and Acupuncture for Holistic Beauty & Wellness, the workshops were some of the means in which visitors were encouraged to explore Asian approaches to beauty, nutrition, therapeutic experiences, and mindful moments.

Sulwhasoo skincare kits and vouchers were also given out with every purchase of a Body & Spirit: The Human Body in Thought and Practice special exhibition ticket.


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Asian Civilisations Museum’s Crossing Cultures X Caravanserai festival in December 2022 included wellness sessions curated by festival programme partner Sulwhasoo.


Established in 1984, The Show Company which specialises in large arena productions did the Singapore Night Festival for NHB in 2022. The Singapore-based business owns an extensive inventory of audio, lighting, visuals, and staging systems. Its full-time team of show production professionals are involved in large-scale productions across Asia Pacific. With a keen vision to persist with and excel in its current status as the region’s preferred show producer, its dedicated team strives to set new standards with every production it stages and produces.


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The Show Company


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 most recently donated towards the festival’s 2023 edition. Its support and contributions have enabled the Tamil Language Council to expand its efforts to promote the greater use of the Tamil language and widen appreciation of Indian culture within the community, especially among youth.


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