Visits & Insights
Singapore Insights is a series of thematic study visits and dialogues that introduce the international community in Singapore to the heart of the city’s innovation and way of life, enhancing understanding between Singaporeans and world communities.
The study visits illuminate different aspects of Singapore culture, such as sustainable urban living, multiculturalism and social innovation.
You can learn more about the perspectives of the international community who have visited, worked or studied in Singapore in our publications Singapore: Insights from the Inside, which feature stories by friends of Singapore from around the world.
The next edition of Singapore Insights: Creative Cities Series will be held in association with Artists for a Better World pilot programme. Join the panel discussion on 24 November 2017 and hear from leaders from the government, private and not-for-profit sectors about their diverse experiences in working across sectors to leverage the arts for good. More information here
Singapore Insights: Without Culture, There is No Future for Cities (1 March 2017 | Singapore)
Singapore Insights: Social Innovation and Enterprise (24 August 2016 | Singapore)
Singapore Insights: Technology for Social Change (26 November 2015 | Singapore)
We run Visits & Insights programmes for policy leaders, decision-makers and opinion-multipliers to strengthen international understanding and inspire action for good. World communities are introduced to Singapore's policy innovations and way of life, to gain understanding of Singapore and increase opportunities for cross-cultural collaborations.
In the Spirit of ‘Gotong Royong’ (Community Cooperation), Singaporean and Indonesian Artists Collaborate on the Arts for Social Impact
Artists from both countries put together ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album to fundraise for the Roslin Orphanage in Indonesia.
Strengthening Meaningful Connections between the US and ASEAN
How should ASEAN’s strategy evolve to build capacity at the people-to-people level? What kind of initiatives can deepen integration and cultivate shared values among US and ASEAN communities? Thought leaders from the US and Singapore...
Singapore and Cambodia Collaborate to Bring Clean Water To Over 70,000 Cambodians
Four-year project in Siem Reap builds on success of previous Water for Life projects, augments Cambodian government’s goals and global efforts to provide universal access to safe drinking water.
Songs from the Heart of Kupang
Indonesian and Singaporean artists came together to effect positive change through The Kupang Project, a year-long collaboration in 2016 under the SIF Arts for Good initiative. The artists collaborated to introduce arts-based activities into the...
Friends for a Better World
Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.