One of Us

One of Us is a series of exhibitions organised by Temasek’s staff volunteers, and features the works of Daren Lauchengco, Faith Wong and Sim Kah Lim - three artists with different specialties in ink illustrations, modelmaking and painting.

Art holds a special place in their hearts, giving them a platform to accomplish greater things – even as they face the challenges of having a mental health condition. While these artists bring diverse styles to the table, their message is simple and shared: people are so much more than their diagnosis.

The 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study conducted by the Institute of Mental Health found that 1 in 7 persons in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. Despite this high prevalence, stigma and misconceptions remain. The Study on Public Attitudes towards Persons with Mental Health Conditions in Singapore conducted by the National Council of Social Service found that more than 5 in 10 respondents were not willing to live with, live nearby, or work with a person with a mental health condition.

Join us in breaking down the walls of ignorance and stigma. Starting this November, come by Temasek Shophouse and Funan as we share the heartfelt works of our artists and their stories – see more details below.

The Artists


Temasek Shophouse (Level 1)

28 Orchard Road, Singapore 238832
Located next to Dhoby Ghaut Station

5 November – 13 December 2019
Weekdays: 8am – 9pm
Weekends: 11am – 5pm

The exhibition at Temasek Shophouse consists of collected works of Daren Lauchengco, Faith Wong and Sim Kah Lim. With art pieces spanning ink illustrations, clay sculptures, mixed media paintings and more, experience how art played a special role in each of these artists' lives.

The exhibition will guide you through our artists' mental health journeys and explain how art enabled them to overcome their challenges in unexpected ways.

How to get there:



Funan (Basement 2 – Opposite Guardian)

107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
4-minute walk from City Hall Station

4 – 17 November 2019
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Dive head first into a two-in-one children's storybook The Boy Who Hated the Sun and The Girl Who Loved the Sun - a heartfelt project by Daren Lauchengco and his family. 

The book tells a shared story of acceptance, perseverance and friendship from two different perspectives. The Boy Who Hated the Sun is a metaphor for Daren's mental health journey, while The Girl Who Loved the Sun depicts the challenges faced by his wife Noriytah, who is also his best friend and caregiver.

No longer in publication, the stories from the book are brought back one more time as part of the exhibition.