M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2019 tackles poverty in Singapore, 24 July – 4 August

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival, Singapore’s only annual theatre festival by young people presented by ArtsWok Collaborative returns this July, after a one-year hiatus, at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. It comes back with a new Artistic Director, veteran theatre practitioner and drama educator, Jean Ng. Ngiam Su-Lin, Producer for the festival shares that “this new approach of …

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The Lee women spurring Singaporean appreciation for community art

The women of the Lee family are inadvertently championing community art in Singapore. One makes art while the other wears it. Lee Suet Fern – lawyer, daughter-in-law of Lee Kuan Yew, married to Lee Hsien Yang, brother of Singapore Prime Minister – is, as you might already know, quite an accomplished quilter. On the other hand, PM Lee Hsien Loong’s wife …

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Trial against American behind Singapore’s HIV Registry data leak commences

Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American charged with leaking sensitive and confidential information of 14,200 individuals from Singapore’s HIV registry faced his first day of trial on Monday (3 Jun) in Kentucky. The presiding judge, US District Judge Danny Reeves, refused his request to dismiss the case. The proceedings continued as prosecutors called more than half a dozen witnesses including FBI …

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