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R&F Mall Announced Winners Of ‘My National Hero’ Coloring & Drawing Contest And Held Artists Appreciation Ceremony


Johor Bahru, 31st August 2020 – The winners of ‘My National Hero’ Kids Colouring & Drawing Contest were announced today at R&F Mall JB. Top 30 winners were selected from over 200 entries collected nationwide. Categories ran from kids aged 4 years old, up to elementary students aged 12 years old. A total of RM3,000 cash vouchers were awarded to the winners to encourage their endeavours in arts.

“Due to public safety, the management has decided not to have any group drawing session. But to our surprise, we’ve received over 200 entries and some of them were even from other states such as Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan etc,” says Amy Tan, Vice General Manager of R&F Mall during her speech at the awards ceremony, “Most of the artworks have depicted how our frontliners and Malaysians united together to fight against the covid-19 pandemic. It’s so heart-warming by looking at those artworks.”

It’s worth mentioning that many of the children’s artworks were contributed to our Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham, who has just recently been recognized with one of the highest titles in Malaysia. His contributions towards the nation has left a big impact in our children’s hearts. Some have drawn his image of doing daily report in front of the media; while some have shown their wild imagination that he is physically ‘fighting’ with the virus like a superhero, with other frontliners backing him up. 

Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham is shown in many children’s drawings as the ‘National Hero.’

The national day exhibition at R&F Mall has been started since 7th August, showcasiing all the artworks collected from public (kids mostly), other artworks exhibited together are the contributions from 5 local arts & culture associations namely Malaysian Artist Society, Malaysian Female Artist Society, Malaysian Chinese Culture Society Johor Bahru, Aesthetics Museum of Johor Bahru, and Johor Sketch Walk. 

Over 80 artworks from 29 local artists were displayed including canvas, watercolor, sketching…etc. Local award-winning artists like Shirly Chu, Choo Kok Choon, Lawrence Loh, and Hisham Salmin and many more supported the art exhibition with their works that express their love towards our dear home country Malaysia, where you can spot drawings of our traditional Kampung, the diversify Malaysian cultures, and also precious wildlife/species in our homeland. 

Local artists received the Certificates of Appreciation from R&F Mall JB

All artworks will be displayed at the mall’s National Day Art Exhibition until 6th September 2020. Public who has not visited yet can still catch the exhibition at R&F Mall indoor concourse, until 6th September. During the national day long weekend, you can even enjoy performances of patriotic songs and cultural dances. Rest assured that R&F Mall has implemented proper SOP to ensure social distancing. 

For more information on ‘Happy 63rd Birthday Malaysia – My National Hero’ celebrations, please visit or it’s official website 

Basic information of R&F Mall Johor Bahru

  • Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
  • Address: Jalan Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • GPS location: 1°27'34.4"N 103°46'05.4"E 
  • Phone number: +6 07 2727 888

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