Snapshots from the very first Mickey Go Local Campaign at Raffles City.
Do you like Mickey Mouse? Or have you been affected by recent-years revelations of Disney business practices and their … Star Wars movies, and think Mickey is the epitome of wickedness?
Well, I still like Mickey. Have always adored him and would probably continue to grin at the sight of his ears for a good many years to come, regardless of how the Star Wars movies go.
If you feel the same as me, and happen to be in Singapore this month, then oh joy, you have the Mickey Go Local Campaign at Raffles City to enjoy. Happening alongside the 53rd Singapore National Day celebrations, this mini-exhibition features some 90 Mickey Mouse figurines, all painted i.e. customised by Singaporean celebrities and public figures.
As for the overall theme, it’s the question of “what it means to be Singaporean.” The short of it, it was quite refreshing to see a variety of local aspirations so creatively expressed. I should mention too that nostalgia is prominently expressed in many designs.
By the way, the Mickey Go Local Campaign is part of the celebrations for Mickey’s 90th birthday. He first appeared in a short film on Nov 18, 1928.
In conjunction with the exhibition, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) will also be donating up to SGD 300,000 to the President’s Challenge 2018. The public is invited to pitch in by uploading photographs of the exhibition to Instagram with hashtags #RCSArtsintheCityPC, #Mickey90, #MickeyGoLocal, #CapitaLand, and #CHFPC. CHF will correspondingly donate 10 bucks to the President’s Challenge for each hashtag.