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Singapore Red Cross Community Mural: 70 Years of Humanitarian Service

Every element in this community mural tells a story of the myriad social services that the Singapore Red Cross provides to the country, the region and the wider global community. The visual is intended to holistically portray the homegrown humanitarian organisation’s enduring commitment to the vulnerable - the elderly, the severely disabled, the skipped generation, and those who fall through the cracks of social service - since 1949. 

 Besides its role in the national blood programe and in overseas disaster relief, which the brand is synonymous with, the Singapore Red Cross’ local humanitarian services are also depicted through illustrations that symbolise the Red Cross Home for the Disabled, Community FirstAid, ElderAid, Family LifeAid and TransportAid. Red Cross Youth and Red Cross Academy - represented by the child and the books – reflect the desire to be a centre for humanitarian studies, and the commitment to nurture humanitarian leaders of tomorrow. 

 The mural is conceptualised by artists from Mural Lingo, and jointly hand-painted by Singapore Red Cross volunteers and Singapore Polytechnic students.

About Red Cross House

The Red Cross House was designed by pioneering Singaporean architect and artist, the late Dr Ho Kok Hoe, originally as a two-storey building. It was officially opened in 1961 by the Republic’s first President, Yang di-Pertuan Negara Yusof bin Ishak, who was the Patron of the Singapore Red Cross. A third storey was added in the 1970s and the building was conserved in 2014.

“To us, the Singapore Red Cross represents the heart of our society, catalyses the best of humanity, and symbolises the blood that connects us all.”