Through these specially designed cards, the collaboration seeks to raise the awareness of United Voice’s mission and profile the talents of their artists.
Each United Voice member lives with their own specific learning disability, such as Down Syndrome, autism, and ADHD. Nevertheless, with the support of those around them, some of these members have learned to express themselves through art, earning awards and selling their paintings across the globe.
This collaboration is part of Touch ‘n Go’s sustainability commitments to the Empowerment and Inclusion of the Differently Abled. To do this, Touch ‘n Go is proud to collaborate with United Voice, Malaysia’s first society led by persons with learning disabilities, with the hopes of giving them a chance to earn a meaningful livelihood and live independently.
Hornbill – Damien Wong
Hornbill was inspired by an event that Damien attended at the Hornbill Restaurant & Café in the KL Bird Park. Enjoying his experience so much, he drew this painting immediately after his second visit to the restaurant.
Happy Koi Fishes 1 – Andrew Lau Ka-Keat
Andrew likes fishes, especially koi fish. Close to home, there is a koi fish pond which he frequents almost daily. Happy Koi Fishes 1 is inspired by his visits to the pond.
Hometown Village – Syed Rakin Hazman
Rakin drew inspiration from his visits to his parents’ hometowns in Muar, Johor and Pedas, Negeri Sembilan. Every time his family balik kampung, he is inspired by the colourful houses and different trees he encounters.
Red Penyu – Ashley Wong Zy Wei
Ashley started painting turtles after a family holiday to Turtle Alley, Terengganu. She was fascinated by the many different drawings and murals of turtles in the alley, including the use of pebbles on the ground and walls to represent turtles.
Peacock – Pua Zhe Xuan
Inspired by the beauty of a graceful peacock, Zhe Xuan was amazed by the colourful feathers and traits of a peacock. In this painting Zhe Xuan paints a pair of peacocks, representing joy in an everlasting relationship through carefully crafted details and blended colours, emulating how graceful a peacock would look.
Garden Bouquet – Nurulakhmal Ab Rahman
Nurulakhmal was attracted to the bright and cheery yellow petals of the sunflower blooms that formed a beautiful bouquet arrangement in her garden. The natural composition of the brilliant yellow against the blue sky is what inspired her to paint this painting.
Tranquility – Andrew Chew Wy-Leong
Preferring his own company, Andrew loves spending time in nature, taking long walks by himself. His love for gardening and plants often inspires him to paint lush and vibrant paintings of fields of flowers like Tranquility.
Solitary Boat By Beach – Anthony Lee Weng Choong
Anthony feels most at peace when watching billowing waves, feeling the warmth of the sun, and the sea breeze on his cheeks at the beach. The sturdy boat in the painting is symbolic of his own desires to reach new shores.
Exotic Fruits – Tan Seng Kit
Seng Kit’s love for Malaysian tropical fruits inspired him to draw Exotic Fruits. This painting showcases his style of expressing himself in abstract terms instead of drawing the whole fruit. As he loves using vibrant colours, the variety of Malaysian tropical fruits was the perfect inspiration for this painting.
Lotus In A Pot – Clement Ooi Kit Meng
Clement noticed a beautiful pot of lotus flowers in bloom at a friend’s home. He was so strongly inspired that he began to draw it there and then.
If you’d like to join us in support of United Voice and their artists, please visit the ‘Touch ‘n Go collaboration with United Voice’ art exhibition, taking place from 27 September to 5 October 2022, at the Lower Ground floor of NU Sentral Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur, where you may purchase one of these specially designed cards while stocks last.
Touch ‘n Go is collaborating with United Voice to raise awareness of Malaysian artists with learning disabilities by printing specially designed enhanced Touch ‘n Go cards which feature paintings by 10 artists from United Voice. Touch ‘n Go will also host an art exhibition at the Lower Ground floor of NU Sentral Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur, from 27 September to 5 October 2022, to showcase the talents of these artists.
These specially designed enhanced Touch ‘n Go cards (“United Voice Touch ‘n Go card”) function exactly as the existing Touch ‘n Go enhanced cards which allow for reload via the Touch ‘n Go eWallet for NFC enabled smartphones. These cards featuring unique paintings from United Voice artists are limited edition, with only 4,000 of each design available. For more information about the enhanced Touch ‘n Go cards, please click here.
The paintings on these specially designed cards have been purchased by Touch ‘n Go, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to benefit each artist.
A portion of the proceeds from each of these specially designed cards will be channelled towards United Voice’s operations in their pursuit of equipping and empowering their members for employment and sustainable livelihoods.
Each card is sold at RM25 only, with no value preloaded.
These cards are only available for sale during the “Touch ‘n Go collaboration with United Voice” art exhibition, taking place from 27 September to 5 October 2022, at the Lower Ground floor of NU Sentral Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
Each customer is only allowed to purchase a maximum of 2 cards.
All 10 designs will be available for sale to customers at the exhibition and subject to remaining stocks.