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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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 actress and artist Lucy Liu launches “Unhomed Belongings” exhibition, encourages SOTA students

U.S. Embassy Singapore is proud to support American actress and artist Lucy Liu’s exhibit “Unhomed Belongings” in partnership with Shubigi Rao from Singapore. During her visit to launch the exhibition, Lucy shared some wisdom gained from her personal journey as an artist with School of the Arts Singapore students. “Don’t disappear your flaws,” Lucy stated. ...
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“In Good Taste” food diplomacy video series demonstrates the cultural roots of American food

“In Good Taste” is U.S. Embassy Singapore’s food diplomacy video series demonstrating the cultural roots of various American dishes. American cuisine has been influenced by a wide variety of indigenous and immigrant cultures, resulting in a fusion of tastes. In this video series, American diplomats Rachael Chen, Carey Fagan, Kerry Driver, Michelle and Geno Villanueva, ...
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Jazz Appreciation Month, April 16, 2017

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the U.S. Embassy sponsored the April 16th graduation performance of Jazz @ the Red Dot, a week long workshop for local jazz enthusiasts of all levels, conducted by professional New York-based jazz musicians.  The entire concert, held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens was broadcast on Facebook Live .  The jazz musicians ...
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Aye Ko wins 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that the winner for the 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art is Aye Ko from Myanmar. Ambassador Wagar said, “The Joseph Balestier Award honors artists who push the boundaries of creativity and challenge constraints to freedom of expression. There is no finer example of this than the ...
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Singaporean artist Lee Wen wins 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen is the winner of the 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art . Best known for his “Yellow Man” series of work, Lee is one of the pioneers of performance art in Singapore. His work is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world. Ambassador Wagar ...
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