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Popularising sHarella

30 Dec 2017

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The brainchild of a group of RP students and developed as their Final Year Project, sHarella is an umbrella-sharing initiative that allows users to borrow umbrellas from a kiosk on one side of a road and return them at a kiosk on the other side. It was developed with the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Community Partnership division to aid Singapore’s transition towards a car-lite society.

sHarella, or Share an Umbrella, was first unveiled at RP School of Technology for the Arts’ annual graduation showcase, Symbiosis 2017. It was then officially launched on 30 December 2017 in the presence of Sembawang Group Representation Constituency’s Members of Parliament Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Dr Lim Wee Kiak and Mr Ong Ye Kung.

Umbrellas have been donated by RP students and private companies. The project is now helmed by a new batch of RP students, who work with LTA and various community organisations interested to take on the scheme.