The Extraoddinary Chinese Lion Statue
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Extraoddinary Event in Singapore's Chinatown Decorated with Mushroom
Last year, MINI and Kinetic Singapore created the first Extraoddinary trail, with a focus on building community. This year, the theme was sustainable design.
Extraoddinary is a treasure trail of sustainable solutions for urban living put together in Singapore by MINI and creative agency Kinetic. “There’s no doubt we are living in extraordinary times, facing an unprecedented waste problem, climate change, food security issues,” says Kidd Yam, head of MINI Asia.
An extraordinary trail ran for three days over 22 and 24 November, and Chinatown visitors and residents were encouraged to engage with colorful pop-up interactive installations. Followers of the trail could pass through the Guardians of the Future, a gate flanked by Imperial lions made from mushrooms. Instead of traditional stone, these feline guardians were grown by MYCL™️, which used the mycelium – roots of mushrooms – to create a strong alternative to stone that doesn’t require quarrying or mining.