Marina Square March Holiday Balloon Extravaganza

13 March 2023

Beneficiaries from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund enjoying themselves at the Balloon Extravaganza at Marina Square on March 10, 2023. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) learnt how to make balloon sculptures on Friday for an exhibition at Marina Square shopping mall.

Mall owner Singapore Land Group pledged $60,000 to the fund, in celebration of the company turning 60 in 2023.

The Hawaiian-themed exhibition at the mall features more than 100,000 balloon sculptures made by 46 artists and 15 beneficiaries of the STSPMF.

Members of the public will be able to buy the balloons, with a portion of the proceeds going to the STSPMF – a community project started in 2000 by The Straits Times to provide pocket money to children from low-income families.

The exhibition – held from Saturday to March 19 at the mall’s central atrium – has various activities, including a wave surfing simulator, a balloon sculpting workshop and a dart balloon game booth.

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