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CLARKE QUAY GETS CREATIVE

Press Release   •   Jul 24, 2013 10:02 SGT

Embark on a new experience at Clarke Quay this August. Clarke Quay, in collaboration with Social Creatives adds colors through creative art painting on the iconic façade of Whampoa Ice House located adjacent to the G-MAX Reverse Bungy Kiosk.

 

Through this pilot exercise, Clarke Quay aims to promote public arts appreciation via the wall mural. The creative wall mural designed by Kala Roseane from Social Creatives enlivens the vibrancy of the area and celebrates the heritage of Clarke Quay through the iconic feature of Sir Andrew Clarke, Samsui woman and Tongkangs from our bygone era. (Refer to Annex 1 for the inspiration behind the wall mural)

 

“We are very excited and proud of this creative collaboration. The creative art mural definitely adds vibrancy to the conservation area and gives an artful interpretation of Clarke Quay history. We hope this is a first of more to come and is something that can be appreciated by both locals and tourists alike,” said Mr Ong Kee Leng, Centre Manager, Clarke Quay.

 

Faris Basharahil, the Chief Executive of Social Creatives, who curated the creative wall mural said, “This project started through the friendship between Social Creatives and the management of Clarke Quay. We are glad that this project coincides with our 5th Year Anniversary. The artwork is a funky depiction of almost forgotten stories while giving a vibrant spin to communal street art. Mural painting is actually the first form of art originating from cave-drawings. There are many stories in the artwork such as Andrew Clarke and Vanda Joaquim. Indeed, the colours further promote our ART in e"ART"h objectives where art becomes a powerful force that binds people and stories together.  We look forward to curate and create more masterpieces at different hubs and welcome potential collaborators or commissioned works.”


The wall mural is scheduled to be completed by 8 August 2013. Interested members of the public can catch all the action live from 11am to 7pm from 29th July till 8 August 2013 at Whampoa Ice House façade facing River Valley Road, Block E, Clarke Quay.  

About Clarke Quay (www.clarkequay.com.sg)

Located along the iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay sits on a historical commercial site dating back to the 19th Century. Today, Clarke Quay has been boldly restored and refurbished into five beautiful waterfront godowns under a climate controlled canopy lit by coloured lighting, creating a modern and cosmopolitan ambience amidst the tradition and history. On its premises is an amazing array of over 60 distinctive F&B, entertainment, retail and lifestyle outlets. Find the city’s trendiest nightspots and cuisine from across the globe, all at Clarke Quay- the Soul of the City. Visit www.clarkequay.com.sg for the latest F&B and Entertainment Promotions.

About Social Creatives (www.socialcreatives.com)

Social Creatives is a non-profit social enterprise that aims to make Singapore happier through murals. Social Creatives has created over 150 murals all over Singapore by transforming void decks into art galleries and also in social service organisations such as Institute of Mental Health. 

About the Artist

Kala Roseane is involved with Social Creatives since 2009.  Kala studied Art Design Media at the Nanyang Technological University. She enjoys painting and productions. In 2012, she was nominated to attend Spot Light Singapore, a premier cultural programme in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Prague (Czech Republic). Her Aim for the Stars was exhibited and auction during a ONE (Singapore) event at the Fullerton Hotel. Kala Roseane clinched the prestigious Crowbar (Gold) Awards and was previously involved the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

About CapitaMalls Asia (www.capitamallsasia.com)

CapitaMalls Asia Limited is one of the largest listed shopping mall developers, owners and managers in Asia by total property value of assets and geographic reach. CapitaMalls Asia has an integrated shopping mall business model encompassing retail real estate investment, development, mall operations, asset management and fund management capabilities. It has interests in and manages a pan-Asian portfolio of 103 shopping malls across 52 cities in the five countries of Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan and India, with a total property value of approximately S$34.0 billion (HK$208.3 billion) and a total GFA of approximately 96.4 million sq ft.

Shopping malls in the portfolio include ION Orchard and Plaza Singapura – which are located in one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, Orchard Road – Raffles City Singapore and Clarke Quay in Singapore. Our landmark shopping malls in China are CapitaMall Crystal in Beijing; Hongkou Plaza in Shanghai and Raffles City Shanghai; and CapitaMall Jinniu in Chengdu. The portfolio also includes Gurney Plaza in Penang, Malaysia; Vivit Square in Tokyo, Japan; as well as Forum Value Mall in Bangalore, India.

CapitaMalls Asia’s principal business strategy is to invest in, develop and manage a diversified portfolio of real estate used primarily for retail purposes in Asia, and to strengthen its market position as a leading developer, owner and manager of shopping malls in Asia.

About CapitaMall Trust (www.capitamall.com)

CMT is the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed on Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) in July 2002. CMT is also the largest REIT by asset size, approximately S$9.7 billion and by market capitalisation, S$6.9 billion (as at 28 June 2013) in Singapore. CMT has been
assigned an "A2" issuer rating by Moody's Investors Service on 19 March 2013. The "A2" issuer rating is the highest rating assigned to a Singapore REIT.

CMT owns and invests in quality income-producing assets which are used, or predominantly used, for retail purposes primarily in Singapore. As at 30 June 2013, CMT's portfolio comprised a diverse list of about 2,700 leases with local and international retailers and achieved a committed occupancy of 99.1%. CMT's 15 quality retail properties, which are strategically located in the suburban areas and Downtown Core of Singapore, include Tampines Mall, Junction 8, Funan DigitaLife Mall, IMM Building, Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction, Sembawang Shopping Centre, JCube, Raffles City Singapore (40.0% interest), Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, 90 out of 91 strata lots in Bukit Panjang Plaza, Rivervale Mall, The Atrium@Orchard, Clarke Quay and Bugis+. CMT also owns 122.7 million units in CapitaRetail China Trust, the first China shopping mall REIT listed on SGX-ST in December 2006.

In May 2011, CMT took a 30.0% stake in a joint venture to develop a prime land parcel at Jurong Gateway, marking its first foray into greenfield developments.

CMT is managed by an external manager, CapitaMall Trust Management Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaMalls Asia Limited, one of Asia’s largest listed shopping mall developers, owners and managers.

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