SAFRA Toa Payoh

Whimsical Wonderland

SAFRA Toa Payoh

Join us for a series of whimsical-themed activities, workshops and snacks that is sure to bring you a wonderful experience. Make a difference this festive season by joining us as we gear up our continuous efforts to spread the joy of giving by adopting a wish or donating a bag of necessities from 21 Nov - 10 Dec 2018, for our selected beneficiaries (both children & elderly) under our annual CSR programme, supported by SAFRA Community Services (SAFRACS) Club.

 

A Whimsical Wonderland | arts@SAFRA Whimsical Wonderland | Let’s GIFT for a Reason!

 

A Whimsical Wonderland

Be curious and let your imagination run wild with our arts@SAFRA installations - Enchanting Christmas Candy Forest & Wishing Tree of Happiness, Fold Crinkle Roll – a dance theatre performance, Fantasy Bubble Show, Bubble Playground, Whimsical Craft Workshops and Body Marbling!

What’s more, you can indulge in our whimsical snacks such as rainbow cotton candy and edible helium balloons and more for a whimsical wonderful experience!

All activities and snacks are available based on a first-come-first-serve basis, while stocks last.

Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Level 1, Atrium
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018
Time: 4pm - 9pm

Time Stage Programme*
5pm Fantasy Bubble Show
5.30pm Meet & Greet with Gruffalo
6pm Fold Crinkle Roll
6.30pm Meet & Greet with Gruffalo
7pm Whimsical Light-up with Santa & Friends
7.15pm Photo Taking with Santa & Friends
7.30pm Meet & Greet with Gruffalo
7.45pm Fantasy Bubble Show

*Programme line-up subject to change

Light Bulb Workshop

Create your own Christmas ornaments using light bulbs!

Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Fees: Free. Limited to the first 300 participants, while stocks last.

For more information, please email Shamsul at mshamsul@safra.sg or Zhifang at gzhifang@safra.sg.

 

arts@SAFRA Whimsical Wonderland

Feel the whimsical magic of Christmas this season with arts@SAFRA programmes and activities. Step into the zones of wonders and be awed by the awesome sights of installations and performance!

The Enchanting Christmas Forest by Teo Huey Ling

The art installation reimagines what a Christmas forest will look like and interpret colours and shapes into a whimsical experience. Visitors will be greeted with round, cone shapes and spiral of candied colours in the interactive walk-in art forest. They could spin some of the trees and see colourful hypnotic spiral comes to life. They could have fun discovering the peek-a-boo diorama boxes and find miniature surprises inside.

Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh Atrium
Date: 24 Nov - 30 Dec 2018
Time: 9am - 9pm

About the artist

Graduated with high distinction in both ceramics and drawings from the National Art School, Australia (2006), Teo Huey Ling’s works are tremendously technique driven and involved intricate and laborious art processes into drawings, contemporary ceramics and art installation.

She has taught part time in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Diploma and Junior Arts, and also an adjunct lecturer in Temasek Polytechnic Design school. Equipped with experience of many art installations: various times in Esplanade visual art program, installation in shopping malls, 2 times National day community sculptures, Torch up SEA games at Marina Bay Sands and Artists Night Out at Dhoby Ghaut Green, believes that people are all stories tellers, they narrate stories from experience and give these stories meanings. Art gives the power to engage and reproduce new insights and connectedness. The Artist-led art making process also brings upon a beneficial two-way relationship between the artist and the community and established belongingness to our environment.

Wishing Tree of Happiness by Tay Swee Siong

The sculpture is inspired by a dream-like night forest encountering a self-illuminating twinkling with colour lights and spheres which are wild creations about happiness and wishes.

Join the artist – Swee Siong, for a workshop as participants are encouraged to express visually what they think and free about “happiness” using acrylic paint on a light-bulb to express what happiness means to them. The sculpture will be co-created by the artist and participants.

Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh Atrium
Date: Workshop: Sat, 24 Nov 2018
Display: 24 Nov - 30 Dec 2018
Time: Workshop: 4pm - 8pm
Display: 9am - 9pm
Fees: Free for workshop, limited to first 50 pax based on first come first served.

About the artist

Tay Swee Siong (b 1968) is a versatile multi-media sculptor who would integrate different materials and practices into a hybrid sculpture form. As an alumnus of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Diploma in Fine Arts) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Diploma in Electronic Engineering), Swee Siong holds an MA in Contemporary Practice from University of Huddersfield (UK) and BA in Art from Curtin University (Australia) and was involved in numerous festivals such as I light, SEA games, SingaPlural and Passion Arts.

He attended local and international wood carving symposiums and frequently exhibit his artworks. He was also commissioned to build sculptures for private collectors including the Chevron House and Cathedral of Good Shepherd. He won the 1st Runner up in 5th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award in 2013 and was also the Vice President of Sculpture Society (Singapore) for 2009/2010.

Fold Crinkle Roll by The Kueh Tutus

Unable to sleep at night, two characters open a book. It seems to come alive in their hands, transforming their bedroom into a place of wonder and playful curiosity. Join them on this exciting adventure - underwater, over ground, and through the clouds. We can’t wait to see where you end up in this interactive dance-theatre performance!

Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh Atrium
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018
Time: 6pm - 6.30pm
Fees: Free

About the artist

The Kueh Tutus are a collaborative team of creatives (dancers, artists, musicians and designers) who followed their noses into exploring Danceworks for Children. Each individual has spent hours extensively creating dances with, teaching and playing with children. Brought together by choreographer Melissa Quek, they combined their super-powers of productive curiosity to enter the Singapore scene in 2017, and their playful engagement with music and movement captured the hearts of parents and children alike. They were soon invited to present their work at festivals such as Octoburst! at the Esplanade Theatres and Got To Move. They also began to workshop and develop new dances at The Artground so that they could engage children in the development of their works. They have been lauded as having the ability to unlock the imagination and feed a desire for discovery.

For more information, please contact Zhifang at gzhifang@safra.sg

 

Let’s GIFT for a Reason!

A season to be jolly, what’s more rewarding than the act of giving.

Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh
Date: 21 Nov - 10 Dec 2018
Time: 9am - 9pm

It’s worth remembering that the season of giving extends from your generosity to bring more cheers to the less fortunate. Be a little fairy that carries the magic dust to make all their wishes come true!

Running at its 3rd year, join us as we gear up our continuous efforts to spread the joy of giving by adopting a wish or donating a bag of necessities from 21 Nov - 10 Dec 2018, for our selected beneficiaries (both children & elderly) under our annual CSR programme, supported by SAFRA Community Services (SAFRACS) club.

Do drop by SAFRA Toa Payoh to find out more information on the adoption campaigns and beneficiaries. All it takes is just 3 simple steps, and here’s how you can do your part to be their Secret Santa:

1. Let’s GIFT for a Reason – Children Beneficiaries:

Grant the children’s wishes by picking up the wish card(s) on the Wall of Wishes.

  • Step 1: Pick the wish card(s) from the wall from 21 Nov - 10 Dec
  • Step 2: Register yourself with the selected wish card(s) at our Customer Service Counters
  • Step 3: Deliver the present(s) together with the wish cards back by Mon, 10 Dec 2018, to our Customer Service Counters. Leave your present(s) unwrapped.

2. Fill the bag with love! – Elderly Beneficiaries:

Donate a bag of love to an elderly with a personalised tote bag to be designed on the 15 Dec 18. The tote bag will be filled with necessities that they can use!

  • Step 1: Pick a shopping card from the wall from 21 Nov - 10 Dec
  • Step 2: Register yourself with the selected shopping card(s) at our Customer Service Counters and make payment.
  • Step 3: Our little elves will be preparing the items. Join us on Sat, 15 Dec 2018, 10am to 3pm to design the personalised tote bag for the beneficiaries to complete your own Bag of Love!

Note:

  • All donors are invited to a Play Party on 15 Dec 2018.
  • More details of the Play Party will be sent via email to all donors.
  • There is no limit to the number of bags you wish to donate.
  • This project is conducted in trust of your commitment by participating in this good cause.
  • SAFRA Toa Payoh reserves the right to unwrap any returned presents for verification purposes, and reject any presents that are deemed unsuitable.

For more information, please email to Samantha at osamantha@safra.sg.

Championing: Supported by:
SGCares SAFRA Community Services Club
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