CharKOLis a space for the exploration of our humanity throughart, gifts, books and ideas. We recentlyconverted a space at Mandai Orchid Garden that houses an art gallery, supportedby a giftshop and a cafe. CharKOL gallery’s core value is artistic integrity.We want to promote art which we believe will hold under scrutiny whether theartist is established or new. CharKOL's goal is to develop a workable balancebetween art, commerce and conscience. For example, many of our gift productsare not the usual novelty items found in tourist sites but are sourced fromlike-minded not-for-profit organisations employing the economicallychallenged.We have a books corner witha range of beautifully illustrated children’s books, exclusive poetry chapbooksand anthologies, and nature books about Singapore’s unique flora, fauna andwildlife. CharKOL also offers art workshops and events that are run and hostedby like-minded individuals to promote art appreciation, social consciousnessand community amongst tourists, corporations and the local public.