18 Jul '11, 11am

Singapore’s arts and culture scene picks up pace #Singapore

Singapore’s arts and culture scene picks up pace #Singapore

Singapore's arts and culture scene has become more vibrant than ever in 2010. (Yahoo! file photo) The arts and culture scene has been picking up pace, with many more events being held in Singapore than before, figures released by the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MICA) on Monday showed. Singapore played host last year to some 33,884 arts activities, an increase of 16 percent from 2009 and a more than twofold leap from 2003. This equates to more than 92 arts events being held each day in the year 2010, partly driven by an extension in the length of art exhibition days to 26,266 last year from 21,479 in 2009. Thanks to an increase in travelling exhibitions and heritage outreach programmes in community centres, shopping malls and libraries, attendance at non-ticketed heritage events such as the Singapore HeritageFest hit 8.79 million last year, an incre...

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