1,000 people came together to paint the longest batik at NAFA, entering a new record in Singapore Book of Records.
1,000 residents came together to paint the longest batik painting last Saturday, resulting in a new record in the Singapore Books of Record. The event, which was held at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), was attended by NAFA students, teachers and alumni, as well as members of public. The 300-metre painting was successfully produced within nine hours based on the concept of 'Batik Masyarakat', which means giving many participants the opportunity to contribute at any one time. Mr Kamal Dollah was one who conceptualised this batik painting, said this event was held specially to honour NAFA’s 80th birthday. 'Batik Masyarakat', or 'Community Batik' fosters a sense of mutual cooperation, and he thinks that this is something very important. Ms Oscar Ng, Head of Alumni Relations Office at NAFA shared the same thoughts as Mr Kamal. She said the school wanted to organise something special to celebrate NAFA’s 80th anniversary. The batik cloth from the event will be used to make into tote bags, which will be sold to raise funds to help children from low-income families.
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Source: Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.