October 3, 2022

SGX Catalist Board-listed KOP Limited’s (KOP) wholly-owned subsidiary, Montigo Resorts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The RICE Company Limited/Global Cultural Alliance (TRCL/GCA) to provide a platform to exhibit the talents of financially-disadvantaged young artists in the form of art, dance, or music at the Montigo Resorts in Nongsa, Batam. TRCL will be involved in the content creation and Montigo Resorts will provide an avenue to extend the artists’ outreach to an international audience.

Montigo Resorts will not only provide the physical space for the young artists to exhibit their artworks but also provide an opportunity for them to showcase their talents such as their dance and music via various initiatives and events at the resort. Events such as the exhibition of TRCL’s 2nd edition of the 13-19 Art Prize, performances during the resort’s Christmas carnival, and content creation for a Sunday arts & crafts market at the resort are being planned for the coming months.

Leny Suparman, Group CEO of KOP, said: “We are very impressed with the works of these young talented artists. Montigo Resorts will work closely with TRCL/GCA to nurture the potential of the youth from both Singapore and Batam and showcase their talents, providing further exposure for these young artists.”

Colin Goh, CEO of TRCL, said: “The collaboration with Montigo Resorts is an excellent pathway for our young and talented artists to display their works internationally to a wider audience. This will greatly benefit these young students.”

KOP has identified a few areas in the resort where these young artists’ works can be displayed, including key public areas such as the guest arrival foyer, reception lobby and spa as well as private living spaces in its Residences, Villas and Studios.  KOP hopes to explore various avenues of collaboration with these artists, beyond just a conventional exhibition of their works. The signing of this MOU represents the beginning of many possibilities and opportunities for the young artists as they gain more platforms to showcase their works, performances and creativity.