Other Activity

Project Asagao


Discover Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 2021.10.22-2021.10.23

Lighting Detectives: Reiko Kasai, Sun Young Hwang, Sherri Goh, Quratuaini Jamil, Shirmine Tan, Xiao Qing
Team Asagao: Hana Kasai, Victoria Wee, Marielle Ang, Elias Bay

Our first activity since 2020!  Initiated by students in joint collaboration with Lighting Detectives.
An evening out by the park, surrounded with twinkling lanterns.

Members of the public enjoying the ambience

An evening out by the park, surrounded with twinkling lanterns. We collaborated with student team Project Asagao in October for an installation to raise awareness and funds for Beyond Social Services.
The student team comprise of 4 students from St Joseph Instituition International. The installation was part of their campaign for Citi-YFC, an initiative to enable youths to champion a charity of their choosing.



Kids playing around the lanterns


People enjoying the picnic

Students crafting in the office

Drawings from the youths under the charity were featured on the lanterns laid out on the lawn in the pattern of hearts.
The lantern installation was initially planned to include a lantern-making workshop as well. However as Singapore was still in a lockdown, public participation was not encouraged.
Despite the situation, the installation was very well received by the public with high turn-out for both days!
It is our first physical Lighting Detectives activity in Singapore since the pandemic hit and took support from t h e Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) for us to leap through hoops and expedite the approval of this proposal within a short frame of time. Discover Tanjong Pagar and Guoco Tower were also very supportive and happy to see a physical project done in the neighbourhood.
We hope to organise other activities soon as things ease up as part of our Neil Road Revitalisation Plan! (Sherri Goh)


Aerial view of the installation layout
Lanterns with drawings from the student