Singapore, March 9, 2019
On 6 April 2019, HER Planet Earth will host a one of a kind Vietnamese-themed charity event entitled THE LOST WORLD, on the rooftop of Singapore's Indochine Supertree Restaurant. Nestled at the heart of the iconic Gardens by the Bay, next to Marina Bay Sands, the alfresco bar, which sits 50 metres above ground, offers stunning 360-degree views of the Singapore skyline.
On this occasion, the HER Planet Earth team, recently returned from a pioneering expedition to Son Doong Cave in Vietnam, will share stories and anecdotes from the crossing and exploration of the largest cave in the world. The cave’s proportions are said to be extraordinary. Its main chamber is the largest in the world by volume, measuring approximately nine kilometres, and peaks out at 200m high and 150m wide. It is so large that it could house an entire New York City block or even allow a 747 to fly through its main passage.
Many believe Son Doong cave to be a masterpiece of nature with awe-inspiring landscapes, enormous stalagmites and statuesque stalactites, hanging from the ceiling and rising from the ground like alien species. The team's week-long journey was an adventure from start to finish, requiring them to use ropes to climb into the entrance of the cave, as well as to exit and climb out via the Great Wall of Vietnam, a calcite wall totalling 90m in height.
Talented international photographer and Regional Manager of Green Monday, Sandra Lim, will exhibit some of her beautiful limited edition prints from Son Doong cave, which will be auctioned off on the night.
Singaporean extreme sportsman Thaddeus Lawrence - known for successfully completing the 4 Desert Races, a total of 1,000 kilometres through the hottest, coldest, windiest and driest deserts on earth, will share stories from his experience accompanying this team of intrepid women on a unique journey to the depths of the world.
All proceeds from the event will go to UN Women Vietnam. Vietnam is among 10 countries most affected by climate change and disasters, according to Global Climate Risk Index 2015. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and increasing “feminisation” of the agriculture as men move to the cities for better jobs, Vietnamese women are more likely to carry the heaviest burdens and suffer the most from environmental degradation. The team is fundraising for projects focused on the economic empowerment of women in rural areas of Vietnam, ultimately helping them transform their livelihoods to be resilient to climate change.
"While climate change is a global phenomenon, its impact is not spread across a level playing field. Its effects are felt locally, and poor people suffer the most. Among the world’s 1.3 billion people living in poverty, the majority are women. This is why it is vital that we support programmes that empower and educate underprivileged women who are already feeling the brunt of climate change.” said HER Planet Earth Founder, Christine Amour-Levar.
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite here and cost 50 SGD per person. An entry ticket entitles you to champagne and some delicious Vietnamese canapés and finger food + includes a donation to UN Women Vietnam. The event promises to be a magical sunset cocktail celebration and for a very important and worthy cause.
DRESS CODE: Lost World Chic - Jungle and Floral prints encouraged.
Event partners include:
Fabulation - Event Styling and Interior Design Partner
L'Officiel Singapore - Official Media Partner
Indochine - Venue and F&B Partner
Oxalis - Auction Prize Sponsor
Shiseido Asia Pacific - Auction Prize Sponsor and Event Partner
Charity partner - UN Women Vietnam
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HER Planet Earth (HPE) is a global women’s advocacy movement that promotes a deeper connection between women empowerment and the integrity of the environment. The non-profit organisation, which is headquartered in Singapore, aims to inspire more women to become policymakers and agents of change to achieve social and economic equity and a healthy and thriving planet. HPE wants to highlight that while climate change is a global phenomenon, its effects are felt locally, and poor people suffer the most - among the world’s 1.3 billion poor people, the majority are women.
HPE organises pioneering, self-funded, expeditions around the world to increase awareness of environmental degradation and raise funds for programmes that empower and educate underprivileged women affected by climate change - ultimately helping them build climate change resilience. The organisation partners with nature lovers, environmentalists, scientists, polar explorers, adventurers, women’s rights advocates, corporates, tech entrepreneurs, feminists and NGOs that have programmes and structures in place dedicated to building a deeper connection between gender equality, genuinely sustainable development and the protection of the environment. www.HERplanetearth.com