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Spice of Life

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Spice of Life Art Wall, 28 January  – 27 February 2019 – In line with the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration, Royal Plaza on Scotts launched Spice of Life – a 3.6m by 1.7m art wall featuring the sights of Scotts Road and Orchard back in the 1800s.   

Spice of Life commemorates the history of Singapore 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 where the hotel currently stands.

Royal Plaza on Scotts commissioned the artwork by fine artist, Diana Francis. Spot Sir Raffles and Captain Scott looking out at the plantations, orchards and spice gardens that once filled the land here and Indiana, the ship that sailed Sir Raffles to Singapore, and even details such as Captain Scott’s home, a small attap house called “Hurricane Cottage”, and animals that roamed the neighbourhood!

Also, get up close with the Sir Stamford Raffles’ statue for the first time in Orchard and even capture the moment with a wefie, and share it with us on Instagram through #RPxSGBicentennial.

For this special event, Royal Plaza on Scotts partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore to support the less fortunate. Members of the public are encouraged to make a contribution where the funds go towards fulfilling wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.


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