Sunday, October 14, 2007

CapitaLand building 2 primary schools in China later this year

SINGAPORE: CapitaLand is planning two more initiatives as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts.

The company is building two primary schools in China later this year and bringing an artist from China for an exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum in January next year.

CapitaLand also supported this year's Creative Youth Xchange competition, which required young people to re-examine their relationship with the environment by creating concepts to help it.

Competitors from all over Asia and Singapore spent ten days at the Singapore Sports School attending workshops on their concepts.

A presentation ceremony was held on Sunday evening and Malaysian Chua Tin Giap was picked as the winner.

His concept was a recycled diaper changing mat for babies.

He came up with the idea after talking to his friends and mentors in the competition.

Chua won S$10,000 in cash for his efforts.

He said: "It is made of cotton wool and recycled paper, which is environmentally friendly. And we solve problems for parents who are concerned about hygiene inside the baby changing room."

The judges singled out eight of the final twelve concepts for further development.

The partners and organisers in the competition hope suitable end products will be displayed in CapitaLand malls.

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