Welcoming Bicentennial on Scotts Road with an Art Wall ‘Spice of Life’ Singapore circa 1819

  • 05:04 AM, 24 Jan, 2019

Art Wall ‘Spice of Life’, featuring scenes of Scotts Road vicinity set in the old Singapore


Singapore, 23 January 2019 – Royal Plaza on Scotts welcomes Singapore’s bicentennial with guests and visitors by celebrating the history of the country and Sir Stamford Raffles, the first governor of Singapore who signed the treaty in 1819.  

Sir Stamford Raffles and Captain William G. Scott (whom Royal Plaza on Scotts and Scotts Road were named after) both shared a dream of spice trade for Singapore, which sparked the development of spice plantations that used to grow on where the hotel currently stands.  

Royal Plaza on Scotts commissioned an artwork by fine artist, Diana Francis, who sketched life on Scotts Road and in the Orchard area dating back to the 1800s. Spot Sir Raffles and Captain Scott looking out at the plantations, orchards and spice gardens that once filled the land here. The artwork also outlines details such as Captain Scott’s home, which was a small attap house called “Hurricane Cottage”, and animals that roamed the neighbourhood.  

On the launch of the Bicentennial, Monday, 28 January 2019, a 3.6m by 1.7m art wall will be set up near the hotel’s entrance for some action from 11am to 6.30pm. Members of the public and guests are invited to paint the story of Scotts Road. Get up close with the Sir Stamford Raffles statue for the first time in Orchard and take a wefie in commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial.  

During this special event, Royal Plaza on Scotts is also partnering with Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore to support the less fortunate. Members of the public are encouraged to make a minimum contribution of S$5 for their participation. The funds go towards fulfilling wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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