I participated in the Changi Airport's Project Jewel Art Project on imagining what Project Jewel (Project Jewel is the iconic centrepiece of the Singapore airport in 2018) can be.
My vision for Project Jewel is that it would be a just simply of garden full of trees. Singapore is well known for being a ‘Garden City’ and yet very few of us have the chance to climb trees, only being able to experience it through stories from our parents’ youth adventures or from books. I don't want it to made up with man made structures or fake trees. Just a simple nice large green patch of grass shaded with countless giant flame of the forest trees. It will be a place where our children, families, friends, fellow travellers, a place where they can climb to their hearts’ content, read leisurely under shade, swing wildly from branches, run around laughing and rest in the green pastures. I’m reminded of a National Day song, “It’s the little things that we share, the love and joy that’s in the air, the children’s laughter everywhere and all our favourite things.” My hope is for everyone who comes to Changi Airport, whose feet touches Singapore’s soil, to have a memory of Singapore that is dear to his or her heart. And that to me is a garden filled with beautiful trees that are symbolic of our landscape.
Here is one of the winning entries that I really like, enjoy!