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George Wong Leaves an Enduring Legacy

Nadya Wang and Ilyda Chua
 The Parkview Museum Singapore, a private museum established by the Parkview Group, was part of a long-term endeavour by its executive chairman, the late George Wong, to share his art collection with the world. A sprawling 1,500 square metres and an impressive six metres in height, the museum has hosted three shows since its launch in March this year, including its latest exhibition, ’The Artist’s Voice’.

The son of property tycoon and group founder Hwang Chou-Shiuan, Wong had inherited not just his father’s business, but also his love for art. Continuing the family’s legacy of combining art with business — a vision demonstrated by Hwang in his real estate model — Wong established art spaces in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, and also founded Parkview Arts Action, an arts organisation that aims to raise awareness of critical environmental issues and inspire change.

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