Singapore, often called The Lion City derived from its original name “Singapura,” is a savannah to the multitude of cultures that now call this city home. After centuries of British colonial rule, Japanese invasion, years of migration, and Malaysian sovereignty, Singapore gained independence in 1965. A city of four official languages, strong cultural diversity, and authentic ethnic cuisine, Singapore is truly the melting pot of the East. Whether you visit the historic districts paying tribute to its influences in architecture, haunt the iconic hawker centers to feast on a smorgasbord of delectable bites or check out the green skyscrapers and sustainable development from the “City in a Garden” plan, Singapore is the destination to experience a walk along the timeline of modern human history, and perhaps into the future as well.
Get to know Singaporean Consul General Foo Teow Lee in an exclusive round of quick fire questions! What is her favorite activity to do Hong Kong? Does she have a place she regularly hangs out at in the city? Which book by a Singaporean author would she recommend? Watch here!
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Hong Kong-based Singaporean Consul General Foo Teow Lee shares a brief history about the Singaporean community in Hong Kong, and some of the activities it engages in locally. She also highlights three interesting facts about the island city-state that she would like you to know about.
Dignity Kitchen is a hawker-food restaurant that serves some of Singapore's most delicious dishes. Think shrimp laksa, Hainanese chicken and kaya toast, all served witha unique blend of coffee or tea. Dignity Kitchen is also a social enterprise that employs and empowers Hong Kong’s disabled, with the mission to “restore dignity to the differently-abled and disadvantaged through vocation with passion.”
With the mission to provide a conducive environment for a future-oriented, holistic education, Singapore International School (Hong Kong) (SISHK) nurtures students to become independent life-long learners imbued with sound moral values. As the new academic year begins, hear from Principal Kelvin Tay, as he discusses SISHK’s background and mission, and the rich Singaporean culture the school embodies.
Singapore International School (Hong Kong) class of 2020 share their student experiences, how the school equipped them for the future, their university plans, and advice for future students.
How are art institutions dealing with the challenges posed by COVID-19? Russell Storer, Director of Curatorial and Collections at National Gallery Singapore, engages in dialogue with Clara Kim, Senior Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, and Pauline Yao, Lead Curator of Visual Art at M+, on how to remain sustainable. National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution, which oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern art.
With the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble delayed till 2021, the dream of spending Christmas in Singapore had burst. For members of Asia Society Hong Kong Center, they can still have the chance to travel to Singapore via Zoom.
Mak, Head of Membership, also a Singaporean, will be going home to visit his family members. During the time that he is back, he will show you the Singapore that he grew up in. This will be the most authentic a Singaporean showing you the real Uniquely Singapore!
As part of the Around Asia in 80 Days series to showcase countries in Asia, participants are advised to switch on the video and audio to ask real-time questions about Singapore. These eleven Zoom meetings hope to give you the feeling of traveling in Singapore in the safety of your armchair at home.
Singapore’s iconic emblem is the Merlion. Did you know that the Lion City may have been inspired by a tiger? Check out fun facts here!
What are the origins of Singapore’s national flag? Do you know what the crescent moon and five stars symbolize? Read more!
The lion head is Singapore’s national symbol. The lion’s mane has five partings that represent the same five ideals embodied in the five stars of the national flag. What are the five ideals?
Need a travel introduction to Singapore? Watch this guide, and get inspired!
As a multicultural society, Singapore has four official languages. How many races call Singapore home? Explore its culture!
Singapore’s food is heavily influenced by Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisine, among others. What are its 10 most popular dishes?
Hawker Centers are an indispensable pillar of the Singaporean way of life. You may have heard of Newton Food Centre, featured in the box office hit Crazy Rich Asians?
Did you know that chewing gum is banned in Singapore?
Housing more than 300 animal species, 34% of which are threatened, Singapore Zoo has attained a reputation for its conservation initiatives. Enjoy a virtual tour!
With year-round sunshine, Singapore is the ultimate playground for families to have some fun under the sun.Stumped for family activity ideas? Click here!
In addition to the National Gallery Singapore or Singapore Art Museum, much of the art is to be discovered on the streets of the city
Did you know renowned sci-fi drama West World season 3 was filmed in Singapore? Hear from the show creators!
Consul General Top 5 Picks: Movies
1. Il Postino
3. Ilo Ilo
Consul General Top 5 Picks: Books
Asia Society Hong Kong Center has hosted renowned Singaporean leaders from the arts, culture, business and policy over the years. Browse our Singapore programs!