Aug 10, 2020


63rd National Day Art Exhibition at R&F Mall JB

Johor Bahru, 7th August 2020 – Celebrating Malaysia’s 63rd National Day, an art exhibition centred on the patriotic spirit is being held at R&F Mall JB from 7th August to 6th September 2020. With patriotic theme ‘Unity’ and ‘Unsung Heroes’, the exhibition showcased two sections including kids colouring and drawing competition entries, and also Malaysian local artists’ art pieces. Over 20 local artists were invited to showcase their works, including canvas, watercolor, sketches…etc.

Local award-winning artists like Choo Kok Choon, Lawrence Loh, Hisham Salmin, and Shirly Chu supported the art exhibition with their works that express their love towards Malaysia, such as drawings about their Kampung, Malaysian cultures, and precious wildlife. Responding to the current pandemic situation, some artists even drew masks on animals in a humorous way, but stressing the importance of wearing masks.

'Thank you, Sensei' by Choo Kok Choon

Artists stressed the importance of wearing masks in a humorous way

The National Day Kids Colouring & Drawing Competition has collected more than 150 artworks nationwide. All entries are currently being showcased at the Art Exhibition as well.

“We are overwhelmed with the supports from the kids nationwide,” said Daphne Tan, Marketing Director of R&F Mall, “Due to public safety, the management has decided not to have any group drawing session, but we are surprised to receive entries from other states such as Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan etc. Most of the artworks 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. We encourage every Johorean to visit the exhibition and show supports to these talented kids.”

More than 150 competition entries were collected from nationwide

Many kids' drawings tribute to Dato' Seri Dr. Noor Hisham

Besides from judges’ scoring, all competition entries are also open for public voting and online voting from 7th to 23rd August 2020. Shoppers can redeem a vote ticket from concierge, with a receipt of any amount spent. No limitation of minimum spending and numbers of voting. Shoppers can vote for their favourite art piece as many as they can throughout the voting period. All votes are countable in the final results and the winners will receive cash vouchers more than RM3000! The awards ceremony will be held on Malaysia’s 63rd Independence Day – 31st August 2020.

From 7th August to 6th September, the general public can visit the exhibition, centred on the patriotic spirit among Malaysians, from 10am to 10pm at R&F Mall indoor concourse. Continue to comply with health and safety guidelines, the number of visitors within the exhibition area will be controlled and limited at one time.

Giant Jalur Gemilang at R&F Mall

R&F Mall enables shoppers to view art while maintaining social distancing measures

For more information on ‘Happy 63rd Birthday Malaysia – My National Heroes’ 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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For media & leasing enquiries, please contact:

Media Enquiries:
(Ms.) Chloe Chow, Marketing Manager
R&F Mall JB
Tel: +6 07 277 2777 ext. 8136
Mobile: +6019 612 4737

Leasing Enquiries:
(Mr.) Liew Yit Wing, Senior Leasing Manager
R&F Mall JB
Tel: +6 07 277 2777 ext. 8145
Mobile: +6012 620 7176

About R&F Mall
R&F Mall is the first shopping mall launched at the R&F Princess Cove, Malaysia. It comprises a variety of brands and services that cater to both millennials as well as families with children. It houses many ‘first-in-Johor Bahru” brands including the 1st Jaya Grocer in the heart of JB, the 1st PlayLrn in Malaysia - a new concept of “Cofamily space” educational playland, the 1st Dookki Topokki Steamboat in Southern Malaysia, the 1st LiHO Tea in Malaysia, the 1st KyoChon Korean fried chicken in Southern Malaysia, the 1st new concept café ROUTINE by Soon, as well as its anchor tenant - the 1st Emperor Cinemas in Southeast Asia – all the way from Hong Kong.

With its perfect combination of indoor and outdoor spaces, convenient accessibility, and the fully sheltered link bridge connecting the mall and CIQ with only 8-minute walking distance, R&F Mall is set to transform the shopping experience of local Johoreans as well as international visitors.

R&F Mall is the winner of the Best Retail Development at the 6th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) and its link bridge has also won a Special Recognition for Public Facility.

About Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House
The Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House is the first international opera house in Johor, officiated by both His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, Sultan of Johor, and Her Majesty The Permaisuri of Johor on 19th January 2020. Its mission is becoming an art & cultural hub that promotes artistic taste and achievements, as well as providing an exchange platform for local and international arts, cultural engagement, creative inspiration, as well as fulfilling the locals’ need for arts and creativity in the new era.

With its significant location and distinctive design, the Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House has become one of the most iconic masterpiece and landmark in Johor.

About R&F Princess Cove
Following the China’s One Belt - One Road initiative, R&F expanded its development internationally since 2013. The group identified the land next to Johor Bahru-Woodlands CIQ as the most prime location and built their iconic landmark – the R&F Princess Cove. As the location of R&F Guangzhou’s first overseas project, Johor Bahru holds a special meaning to the group. This first overseas pilot project - R&F Princess Cove features a 5-star hotel, A-class office building, marina garden corridor, commercial area, luxury club house, and international standard apartment. It will be the largest international marina complex in Johor Bahru and Singapore with its grand scale, most complete packages, and latest concept.

During its five-year overseas journey, R&F has continuously invested in development and manpower, upholding their utmost mission in building a more comfortable and premium living environment in Johor Bahru. With the immense support from Johor government and all parties, as well as the attention and expectation from all media friends, R&F Princess Cove is constantly evolving – they have handed over 3,500 units of premium residential apartments, completed the construction of R&F Mall Johor Bahru, launched the R&F Marina Place and the marina promenade to the public. They have also transformed the land into one of the most shining gems in Johor Bahru and Singapore.

About Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd
Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd. (“R&F”) (SEHK: 2777) was established in 1994 with a registered capital of CNY806 million focuseing on the design, development, construction, sale, property management and property related services in China.

On July 14, 2005, R&F made a successful debut listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and subsequently became the first China property developer to be included as a constituent member of the Hang Seng China Properties Index.

As a testament to the group’s commitment and solid foundation, they have been recognized for numerous accolades including being ranked as the number 1 property developer in China for five consecutive years, from 2005 until 2009.

R&F also topped the list of “China Top 100 Tax Payers” in 2008, and have since expanded its business internationally to Malaysia, Australia, Korea, and more.

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