In celebration of the nation’s Golden Jubilee, Keppel Land, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth under its SG50 Celebration Fund, launched a roving exhibition on 26 October 2015 which showcases the transformation of the city’s landscape.
Held over 50 days at Singapore Management University, the National Library and Marina Bay Link Mall, the exhibition, named ‘Singapore Unboxed’, revealed stories behind the transformation of Singapore’s cityscape, as well as featured Keppel Land properties Ocean Financial Centre, Bugis Junction, Keppel Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre.
On 4 December 2015, 20 volunteers from Keppel Land brought 40 elderly members from Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society to view the exhibition at the National Library. As these pioneer citizens reminisced the past, they regaled the volunteers with memories of how life was like back then, at the pivotal milestone in Singapore’s history.
Eunice Loo, Executive (Administration), at Keppel Land recounted, “It was a meaningful afternoon spent with the elderly, and it was rather touching to sense the nostalgia as they walked through the exhibition and viewed the buildings of yesteryear.”
Meanwhile at Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (Redas), a SG50 exhibition was held at the URA Gallery Atrium at The URA Centre.
Launched by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on 11 December 2015, the exhibition showcases Singapore’s architectural history, the evolution of building designs here, and the efforts taken by the public and private sectors over the years to improve the nation’s living environment.
Keppel has played a pivotal role in the modernisation of Singapore, leaving lasting marks on the nation’s cityscape. On the occasion of Singapore’s SG50 Golden Jubilee celebrations, Keppel Land’s Innovation Culture Taskforce commissioned a stamp set with SingPost to commemorate the landmark projects through which Keppel has helped to shape Singapore’s skyline. Developments featured include the old Ocean Building and its present incarnation as Ocean Financial Centre; the Marina Bay Financial Centre; the old Keppel Harbour juxtaposed against the new world-class Keppel Bay precinct as well as the Bugis area.