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A luminescent whirl of fins and tails, suspended mid-air, beneath the silvery moonlight? The above-mentioned scene may sound like a flight of fancy, but this masterpiece of the imagination actually took shape at last year’s edition of the Singapore Night Festival. With its theme of water conservation, the installation art piece was a collaboration between global experiential marketing agency Auditoire and Singapore-based design practice Lekker Architects. It is one of many ethereal sculptures that illuminate Singapore’s Bras Basah-Bugis heritage precinct each August when the festival takes place. Long after dusk has fallen, festival-goers are treated to a sensory extravaganza – complete with dazzling interactive artworks, live performances and food – at various museums. The event has showcased both local and international artists such as Belgian theatre company Theater Tol and Catalonian performance artist David Berga, making it a vibrant cultural event not to be missed.


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10 QUESTIONS

A Different Perspective

Psychology professor David Chan advocates the importance of walking in the shoes of others to build and strengthen relationships across cultures.


BIG IDEAS

Staged to Engage

Arts practitioners from around the world converge on Singapore to discuss inclusivity in the arts.


VIEWPOINT

Rise of the Citizen Diplomat

SIF executive director Jean Tan on creating broad, positive impact through people diplomacy.

Insights from the Inside

A sneak peek into SIF’s new tome of essays dissecting the Asean identity.

An Oasis of Calm

Banyan Tree Global Foundation chairperson Claire Chiang discusses the relevance of green business.


FLIPSIDE

Sketching the Future

Eco-architect and TV host Jason Pomeroy shares his blueprint for an eco-friendly Singapore.


CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Grooving in Sync

How Singaporean choreographer Dr Danny Tan connects diverse groups of people through dance.

He(art) of the Matter

The inaugural Arts for Good Fellowship armed participants with skills to create socially impactful arts programmes.


GOOD BUSINESS

World of Good

Takeaways from this year’s Young Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) programme.

Fabric of Change

Singaporean Koh Kok Yong inspires people in Shanghai to be more eco-conscious by recycling their used clothing.

Lessons in Empathy

Singapore social enterprise Etch Empathy allows people to walk in the shoes of the disabled.

Remote Attentiveness

Start-up ConnectedLife provides remote monitoring services for seniors who are living independently.

The Good Fight

Kapap Academy chief instructor Qin Yunquan empowers victims of abuse by teaching them self-defence skills.


VOLUNTEER COOPERATION

Healthcare beyond Borders

How Singaporean health professionals are making a difference around the world.

The Right to Learn

SIF’s Specialist Singapore International Volunteers are helping to build the capabilities of teachers in Karnataka, India.  


OUR BETTER WORLD

Bridge to Recovery

Hagar Singapore helps victims of trafficking to rebuild their lives.

Cause to Remember

Project We Forgot is an online platform connecting caregivers of dementia patients.


HIDDEN GEMS

Celluloid Connections

An indie cinema that offers intimate access to lesser-known cultures.


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