Water Conservation Artists in Singapore

So do people prefer various forms of art, people also view water differently!

Here’s how Singaporeans of all ages interpret and express the value of water conservation. Created by a local group of community artists, these artwork brings to life their personal narratives and memories of the Singapore Water Story and will be on display till 31 March 2019 along Orchard Road. Enjoy!

Charmaine Chew

For the youngest artist of the group, 13-year-old Charmaine Chew (周雪敏), water represents joy. Brought up in a family that conscientiously re-uses water, Charmaine’s fondest childhood memories include playing in the rain with her brother. This inspired her to pen a poem and create her artwork ‘Water through the eyes of a Child’.

“I hope people will be able to relate to the joy and life that water gives. I hope people will realise the power to make every drop count lies in our hands – how we conserve water today, how we keep our rivers and reservoirs clean – these add up to the difference we can make for today and our future generations,” said Charmaine.

Isaac Liang

Isaac Liang (梁志杰), 32, a deaf illustrator, sees water as a big part of his daily life – from drinking, to showering to cooking. His art piece ‘Rain of Blessings’ was inspired by a community project in Vietnam, where he was part of a team that built a school for the locals and taught the children English.

“There was a lack of water infrastructure and I was struck by how the village children were so happy dancing in the rain. Through my artwork, I hope to remind the public that they are so lucky to live in a place like Singapore, where clean water is available anywhere. Running water from a tap is something we should not take for granted,” said Isaac.

Chiang Yu Xiang

Chiang Yu Xiang (郑宇翔), 32, a librarian, hopes to highlight the importance of water conservation through his art piece ‘Wally Wonders’. His work as a librarian, with exposure to books and stories on the environment, also encourages him to use water wisely. His family also makes it a point to conserve water such as reusing water from rinsing rice and vegetables to water the plants.

“It’s important to use water mindfully and avoid using more than what is necessary. Conserving what we can today will allow us the peace of mind that there will be adequate resources for the future,” said Yu Xiang.

Toby Tan

Participating in “My Take on Water” initiative has made Nanyang Technological University undergrad Toby Tan (陈迅艺), 24, more aware of his daily water usage and he started practising water-saving tips at home. His artwork ‘Everything Begins From A Single Drop’ is a playful take on a water droplet, illustrating how everything begins with a single drop.

“It’s an overlooked privilege in Singapore to have water readily accessible and the luxury of clean drinkable tap water. These are things to be grateful for and we should not take them for granted,” said Toby.

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Must-Get Deals from the #GoBlue4SG Movement

Did you know that PUB is doing so much to make every drop count?

It isn’t just PUB as well – communities and businesses have gone all out to roll out blue retail promotions in the month of March, in support of water conservation.

Here are some promo codes you shouldn’t miss out on:

Deliveroo

From 1 Feb to 30 Apr, take $4 off your first three orders, using the promo code “GOBLUESG” during checkout.

Fave

Fave will be sharing water conservation tips and encouraging its users to pledge to save water. Pledgers who are new to Fave will be rewarded with promo codes that can be used at FavePay merchants at PUB’s partner locations.

NTUC Income’s Droplet insurance

Enjoy $5 off Grab, GOJEK or Ryde fare with promo code “SaveWaterNow”.

Harvey Norman, COURTS, Gain City

Receive discounts or free vouchers with purchase of 4-tick washing machines in the month of March 2019.

Swensens

Show up in blue from 18 to 24 March and enjoy 15% off Swensens’ Outrageous Sundaes.

Sticky Singapore

Sticky Singapore will offer a 10% off on all their blue candies in the month of March.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Coming on board for the first time, Ya Kun Kaya Toast is launching blue tumblers and extending a 10% discount for its purchase.

April Skin

Launch of a new blue hair colour treatment “Wanna Blue” and offering discounts for blue hair colour treatment products.

Carlton City Hotel Singapore, Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Mercure Singapore on Stevens, Swissôtel Merchant Court Hotel & InterContinental Singapore

Rolling out various blue food and beverage items in the month of March in celebration of water.

Candy Camera

Candy Camera, a popular selfie app downloaded 150 million times worldwide, will launch for the first time, 16 Water Wally stickers for free download in March.

Nature Society Singapore

Launch of a new volunteer programme to raise awareness on water and the Singapore Water Story.

The first ever #GoBlue4SG carnival will also be held on 22 March, which will see the Marina Barrage transform into a blue wonderland with food, games and fireworks painted in the colour blue! More than 20 buildings, including National Gallery Singapore, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands will be lighting up in blue, as a show of their commitment to water conservation.

Enjoy and make it count!