No man is an arts island

Over the last two decades, the island of Singapore has worked tirelessly to transform itself into one of the Asia–Pacific’s most culturally vibrant cities.
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Over the last two decades, the island of Singapore has worked tirelessly to transform itself into one of the Asia–Pacific’s most culturally vibrant cities.

The arts have long held an important place in Singaporean society, which regards them as an integral part of the nation’s cultural identity. According to the Singaporean Ministry of Information Communication and the Arts (MICA) the arts play three very important roles in the firmament of Singaporean society, acting as “a foundation of our cultural heritage; a source of aesthetic inspiration and intellectual stimulation; and a rich resource for our creative industries.”

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