In Pictures: WWF Tiger Trail Dinner
As part of WWF's Tiger Trail 2022, Gen.T hosted a private dinner to raise awareness for tiger conservation
On April 6, we co-hosted a private dinner with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore to raise awareness about tiger conservation.
Held at The Macallan Experience at Raffles Singapore, the session was organised in conjunction with the inaugural WWF Tiger Trail, an open-air exhibition of life-size tiger sculptures and artworks by local and international artists displayed at different locations across the city until April 9. It also featured periphery activities such as art and conservation workshops and guided walking tours.
At the dinner, one of the participating artists, Red Hong Yi, who is also a 2021 Gen.T honouree, spoke to guests about the inspiration behind her tiger sculpture and how she sought to illustrate the image of an endangered, and often encaged, wild animal. Rohit Singh, the director of wildlife enforcement and zero poaching at WWF and a former ranger, also joined the session and shared his experiences protecting tigers in the field and why more can be done for these big cats in Southeast Asia.
"Our strategy is simple," Rohit says. "We work on three areas: Stop the bleeding on the ground, stop the poaching; secure the tigers' habitats; and [ensure that our] conservation [efforts] benefit the people living in the same areas as the tigers."
Both him and Red also partook in a short discussion about the power of art in raising awareness for conservation efforts, as guests enjoyed a four-course dinner prepared by Kausmo, paired with Macallan whiskies introduced by the brand's ambassador Randall Tan.
Photo 1 of 15 Nancy Ong
Photo 2 of 15 Dimple Aswani
Photo 3 of 15 Dinner was served at a private dining room at The Macallan Experience at Raffles Singapore
Photo 4 of 15 Rohit Singh
Photo 5 of 15 Red Hong Yi explaining the inspiration behind her tiger sculpture named Endangered Forms
Photo 6 of 15 Nichol Ng
Photo 7 of 15 A display wall of whisky bottles at The Macallan Experience
Photo 8 of 15 Celeste Basapa
Photo 9 of 15 Jessie Ho
Photo 10 of 15 Randall Tan
Photo 11 of 15 Drams of Macallan whiskies
Photo 12 of 15 Joe Lee
Photo 13 of 15 A dish prepared by Kausmo
Photo 14 of 15 Pauline Chan
Photo 15 of 15 One of the tiger sculptures displayed at Raffles Singapore as part of the WWF Tiger Trail