Over the years, Singapore Pools, through our parent Tote Board, has helped champion several national projects and local community causes. In 2011, Tote Board contributed to the development of National Gallery Singapore. Since opening in November 2015, the Gallery has unveiled several ground-breaking exhibitions, and brought a wide range of broad-based arts programmes and activities to people from all walks of life and across ages to enjoy, appreciate and experience.
Our latest collaboration with the Gallery aims to help our community develop a greater appreciation of Singapore's arts and cultural heritage. Iconic artworks by some of our nation's acclaimed artists – namely Georgette Chen, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng, Chua Mia Tee, Ho Kok Hee, and Liu Kang – will be featured on our 2017 series of the Singapore Sweep tickets.
Specially selected by the Gallery, these 12 artworks reflect Singapore's unique cultural heritage. Each work carries its own story and celebrates our interconnectedness with the rest of the region and the world. We hope Singaporeans will be drawn to the beauty of the actual works on display at the Gallery, and come to discover and appreciate our artistic and cultural legacies.
With a collection of over 8,000 artworks, National Gallery Singapore holds the world's largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art. From art talks and seminars, to walk-in craft workshops and educational programmes, the Gallery offers a host of programmes and activities throughout the year for visitors of all ages. For more information, please visit www.nationalgallery.sg.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Singapore Pools channels surplus to our parent, Tote Board, to fund worthy causes that benefit the lives of Singaporeans. Over the last 10 years, the Tote Board Group, consisting of Tote Board, Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club, has contributed more than $6 billion towards nation-building. The Gallery was developed with support from the Tote Board Group to the tune of $432 million.
Set up in 1968 to counter illegal gambling syndicates, Singapore Pools continues to uphold this mission today, and remains committed to giving back to the community.
The Singapore Sweep is Singapore's oldest sweepstakes game. The first Sweep game offered by Singapore Pools in 1969 helped to raise funds for the construction of the first National Stadium. A total of $14.5 million - a significant sum in those days - was raised from 1968 to 1976.
Over the years, Singapore Sweep has helped to raise funds to build other national icons such as the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and more.
Singapore Sweep ticket past designs have featured a water-colour series of local flora and fauna; artist's impressions of the Esplanade; and other projects and programmes supported by the Tote Board and Singapore Pools.