In celebration of the nation’s 51st birthday, Bedok Mall has set up a 3-dimensional canned food installation of The Merlion, which has entered the Singapore Book of Records as the “largest sculpture made of canned food”.
Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC (centre) with Mr Abdul Rahim Mustafa, General Manager of Bedok Mall (to the left of Mr Lee), admiring the newly minted largest sculpture made of canned food in Singapore.
Measuring about 7.5 metres in length, 3.6 metres in width and 2 metres in height, the sculpture was assembled using approximately 10,000 tins of canned food. It was unveiled this evening by Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC.
The installation will be on display at Bedok Mall’s Basement 2 Atrium to serve as a thematic photo backdrop for shoppers from today through to the National Day public holiday on 9 August. Shoppers who correctly guess the exact number of tins used to build the sculpture stand to win attractive prizes (contest details at fb.com/bedokmall). Thereafter, the sculpture will be dismantled and the canned food will be distributed to more than 800 needy households in Bedok.
Mr Lee Yi Shyan, together with organisers and partners of Bedok Mall “Canstruction” 2016, posing next to the installation of The Merlion, which has entered the Singapore Book of Records as the “largest sculpture made of canned food”. The installation measures about 7.5 metres in length, 3.6 metres in width and 2 metres in height.
The tins of canned food, worth more than $10,000, were donated by Bedok Mall’s anchor tenant, FairPrice Finest. The supermarket has also put together a Passion Pack filled with daily necessities that shoppers can purchase and donate to the needy households. Each Passion Pack costs $30 and contains items valued at more than $34. Shoppers can purchase these Passion Packs only at Bedok Mall’s FairPrice Finest from now until 9 August.
This canned food donation drive, named “Canstruction”, is Bedok Mall’s signature annual corporate social responsibility event which marked its debut last year. The second edition this year is held in partnership with Kampong Chai Chee Community Centre Youth Executive Committee, FairPrice Finest and Bethesda Cathedral.
Mr Lee Yi Shyan joined the East Coast Choir to sing a medley of National Day songs in front Singapore’s largest sculpture made of canned food at Bedok Mall this evening.