Hearing-impaired local artist hopes to share his joy with fellow Singaporeans through art on EZ-link cards
EZ-Link Pte Ltd announces the launch of exclusive ez-link cards to commemorate Singapore’s Bicentennial. Four art pieces, featuring architecture and landmarks representative of four 50-year periods in Singapore’s history, portray the nation’s breathtaking transformation from a kampong settlement into a bustling metropolis.
The 1819 design captures Singapore’s landscape of fishing villages while the 1869 card pays tribute to Singapore’s shophouses, an iconic design brought over by early Chinese immigrants. The 1969 illustration presents the iconic Dragon playground immortalising Singapore’s youth while the 2019 design shows a modern classic – the Marina Bay Sands.
EZ-Link has partnered Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore, a local charitable organisation that empowers people with disabilities through the arts, to design this card series. In support of VSA’s cause, EZ-Link will donate $50,000 from the sales of these cards to VSA.
VSA artist, Mr Ng Siang Hoi, has been chosen to design the bicentennial cards. Born with a hearing impairment, Mr Ng has started painting since the age of 14 and has relied on his art as a means of relaying his feelings.
The artist, who is in his 70s, was selected for his love for nostalgia and his unique rendition of building facades that captures the essence of Singapore’s streets. Mr Ng has also spent a large part of his career as a public service worker.
Availability & Pricing
The 2019 Singapore Bicentennial limited edition ez-link cards will be sold individually at all TransitLink Ticket Offices and selected SMRT Passenger Service Centres at $12 each including $7 load value from 9 July onwards. The four-in-one sets will also be made available on Lazada EZ-Link Official Store in an exclusively designed packaging at $20 with no load value, from 9 July onwards.
In addition, to add on to the festivities, EZ-Link will give away 54 four-in-one sets with $5 load value in each card in the form of a lucky draw through the Rewards catalogue in the EZ-Link App, from 1 August 2019 onwards.
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