Welcoming Bicentennial on Scotts Road
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.
About Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore
Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore (RP), an award-winning business hotel located in Orchard area, unveils its new look after an extensive renovation. Watch out for the pops of colours and accents of local heritage around the hotel. Wall pieces of Singapore’s old shophouses add a nostalgic yet contemporary graphic element to the scheme. Spot Asian and local touches added by inspiring artists and soak in the culture as their works celebrate the rich heritage of the region. In addition to the brand’s signature perks, complimentary in-room minibar, Nespresso coffee and hotel WIFI, RP is the first hotel in Singapore to provide free pocket WIFI for guests who are on-the-move. RP is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection.
About Diana Francis
Diana is a respected Singapore based Fine Artist, Graphic Illustrator/Designer, and Olympic Medal holder for her Fine Art participation at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Originally from London, UK, Diana has spent over 25 years in Asia where her artworks focus on the local culture and heritage of Singapore, both in oil on canvas fine art and in illustration.
Her fine art is commissioned and collected both locally and internationally. Diana’s fine artworks are permanently on display at Changi Airport SATS Lounge (terminals 1,2 & 3).
In 2010, she launched her Singapore heritage lifestyle merchandise which was supported by NHB (The National Heritage Board). She has also worked with TANGs, Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Airlines for her product design supporting Singapore’s heritage
Diana is thrilled and honoured to support Singapore Bicentennial in working with Royal Plaza on Scotts, in celebrating this historic milestone.
About Make-A-Wish Singapore
Make-A-Wish Singapore has a single mission “to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.” Wishes have proven physical, emotional benefits and improve the odds for wish children fighting crucial illnesses. A wish experience not only bring hope to the children, they have far-reaching, positive impacts on their families and communities. Since inception in 2002, Make-A-Wish Singapore has granted over 1,400 wishes and has a vision to grant the wish of every medically eligible child in Singapore.