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First community museum at Taman Jurong pulls in heartlanders

Published on Jan 9, 2014 8:04 AM
NHB's Mr David Chew (squatting) with some contributors to the new galleries (from left) NTU undergraduate Louise Evangeline Ng, 22; volunteer curator Daniel Leong, 26; Beacon of Life Academy Arts Club founder Kim Whye Kee, 34; and arts club members Muhammad Aslam Kan Mohd Anuar Khan, 15, and Pavithran Mahendran, 16. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

More than 24,000 visitors have thronged Singapore's first community museum in Taman Jurong since it opened its doors last January.

Most of those who headed for the 85 sq m museum in Yung Sheng Road were heartlanders, drawn by artworks from Singapore's national collection.

These include paintings, multimedia installations and sculptures of artists such as Ong Kim Seng and Donna Ong.

"Our Museum @ Taman Jurong is a great way to introduce the arts to residents here without them having to travel to museums in the city," said product designer Kim Whye Kee, 34, a long-time Jurong resident.

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