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Recycling initiative that spotlights Singapore's development

Kindergarten children have come up with a present for Singapore's 49th birthday, as part of a recycling initiative led by beverage giants YEO's.

SINGAPORE: About 500 kindergarten children have come up with a present for Singapore's 49th birthday.

As part of a recycling initiative led by beverage giants YEO's, they used recycled drink packaging to create models of housing estates from the 1960s to present. The aim is to educate the younger generation about the nation's development and progress through public housing, and instil social responsibility and environmental consciousness through recycling.

One of the models is done by artist Akira Takahashi, and it represents the Pinnacle@Duxton. The model made the Singapore Book of Records for "The Largest Display of Handicrafts made of PolyAI Boards".

Mayor of the Central District Denise Phua launched the exhibition at Clarke Quay Central on Thursday (July 31). These works are on display for public viewing until August 24.

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