Trash bins turned into works of art to be placed at East Coast Park

(From left to right) Artist Cheng Ya Jie, Bryan Ng Jin Ming, and Acting Minister for Education Ng Chee Meng spray painting a dustbin.
(From left to right) Artist Cheng Ya Jie, Bryan Ng Jin Ming, and Acting Minister for Education Ng Chee Meng spray painting a dustbin.ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - From Tuesday (May 17), visitors to East Coast Park can bin their trash in 15 dustbins turned into works of art by young people from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds) and Youth Corps Singapore.

Designed with the help of local artist Cheng Yajie, the bins were unveiled at MINDS - Fernvale Gardens School by Acting Minister for Education Ng Chee Meng on Saturday (May 14).

The project aimed to inspire youth leadership and volunteerism in community- building efforts, and showcase the capabilities of people with intellectual disability.

Mr Cheng, who said he selected a "contemporary, trendy style for the bin designs", said the results show that "given the right support and care, persons with intellectual disability can also be outstanding artists".