Aspiring Artist Writes Lee Kuan Yew’s Name 18,000 Times to Create Portrait

From a distance, Ong Yi Teck’s A2-sized portrait of former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew appears to be a nicely-drawn work of art.
But look closer, and the amount of effort – and creativity – that went into this aspiring artist’s labour of love will astound you….

Aug 7 Declared a Public Holiday for SG50 Celebrations

As part of the Republic’s Jubilee celebrations, President Tony Tan has declared Aug 7 a public holiday, announced the SG50 Steering Committee in a press release on Saturday (Mar 14).
“I am pleased to declare Aug 7 2015 a public holiday. This will make Aug 7 to 10 a long weekend for…

Big Events Spur Singapore Tourism

From the Rugby Sevens to St Jerome’s Laneway music festival, Singapore is turning to big-ticket events to drive tourism traffic, including to its two casino resorts and a new 55,000-seat stadium.
The Southeast Asian island is also creating clusters of attractions similar to the Walt Disney W…

Singaporean Movie Star Aaron Aziz Gets His First Shot at Directing Himself

A buddy cop movie? Aaron Aziz’s directorial debut isn’t what he had in mind, but he’ll take it.
One month before Aaron Aziz was scheduled to start shooting Romeo Kota: Fail Kriptik, he received an offer from the movie’s producer, Ahmad Idham, to do more than just act in …

French Father of Street Art’s Works Shown in Singapore

Veteran French artist Jacques Villegle’s poster works celebrated at retrospective show in Singapore.
Advertising posters from Parisian streets from the late 1940s became art in the hands of French artists Jacques Villegle and Raymond Hains.
The 88-year-old Villegle was in Singapore earlier this …