American Musician Tony Memmel Returns to Singapore

American musician Tony Memmel enjoyed his 2017 visit to Singapore so much that he made his way back last week. Over the course of two days, Tony shared his inspiring message of resilience with diverse groups across the island. He brought joy to the residents of Cheshire Home with a rendition of “The Moon Represents My Heart,” stopped by …

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Harpeth Rising introduces chamberfolk music to Singapore

All female chamberfolk trio Harpeth Rising toured Singapore from February 28 to March 2 as part of U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad cultural exchange program. Their local program included school visits, public performances, and a cross-cultural musical collaboration. Harpeth Rising is made up of three classically trained musicians – violinist and lead lyricist …

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American Gilman and Fulbright Scholars Celebrate Lunar New Year in Singapore

American Gilman and Fulbright Scholars got their first tastes of steamboat, bak kwa, and lo hei when U.S. Embassy Singapore brought them to Chinatown to experience these quintessential Singaporean Lunar New Year traditions. Some ate pig’s liver and black fungi for the first time, while others tried their hand at tossing a raw fish salad …

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U.S. Embassy marks Black History Month with Netflix “Mudbound” Screening and Yale-NUS students

Netflix co-hosted a screening of “Mudbound” at their in-house theater in honor of Black History Month – a time to reflect on the cultural, scientific, political, and economic contributions of African Americans to our society and the world. In a post-film dialogue with Yale-NUS College students, Netflix’s HR Director for Asia-Pacific Shweta Shukla highlighted the company’s inclusive culture, …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Culinary Institute of America’s Community Outreach

Food diplomacy just “BECAUS”: American students from the The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) cooked up a delicious spread of Asian food for 50 elderly cleaners from Temasek Polytechnic. Embassy staff joined the CIA students and staff members for lunch and cross-cultural exchange. The program “Befriending Elderly Cleaning Aunties & Uncles of Singapore” (Project BECAUS) shows appreciation to …

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American ice dancers Alex and Maia Shibutani meet young Singaporean ice skaters

American Olympic medalists and U.S. Department of State Sports Envoys Alex and Maia Shibutani met with young Singaporean ice skaters on October 10, 2018.  The Japanese-American siblings known as the “ShibSibs” shared their Olympic experience, impressions of Singapore, and inspired the young ice skaters to be the best they could be. Many thanks to our …

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73 Mentors and Mentees Complete the 2018 U.S. Embassy Alumni-ITE Mentoring Program

The 2018 U.S. Embassy-ITE Alumni Mentoring Program came to a successful conclusion on May 12, 2018, with the closing ceremony hosted by Google.  Paired with alumni of Embassy exchange programs as their mentors, 39 Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students underwent the five-month program aimed at fostering personal and professional growth. The 73 mentors and mentees visited hosting companies …

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American Dancer, Choreographer, and Teacher, Michelle Dorrance Performs in Singapore

The U.S. Embassy supported the Singapore International Festival of Arts, as well as acclaimed American dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Michelle Dorrance and her company Dorrance Dance. On May 6, Michelle conducted an intermediate tap dance masterclass , followed by an “In Conversation” session. The class focused on technique through challenging drills with emphasis on clarity, time, …

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Paintings from Smithsonian American Art Museum on exhibit at National Gallery Singapore

“Javanese Temple in Ruins” and “Six Horsemen Chasing Deer,” two Raden Saleh paintings currently on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore traveled a long way from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. to be included in the largest exhibit to date of the works of two important 19th century Southeast Asian artists: Raden …

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Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017

SINGAPORE, December 03, 2017 – Back for its fourth Singapore edition , the finals of the annual Migrant Worker Poetry Competition (MWPC) will showcase work from 19 poets in 8 different languages representing 7 different countries. In the first round of the competition, a panel of judges reviewed 107 submissions and shortlisted the finalists to …

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American Folk Group Tony Memmel and His Band Visit Singapore

American folk group Tony Memmel and His Band kicked off the first part of their Asia tour last week with several stops in Singapore. The tour is part of the U.S. State Department’s program American Music Abroad and was organized in collaboration by U.S. Embassy Singapore. In addition to rollicking performances, Tony shared inspiring stories …

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