Journalists from Belgium and the Netherlands Learn About Singapore’s Arts and Culture

Singapore, 26 March 2010 — As part of its Arts & Culture Journalist Visit Programme (JVP), the SIF hosted two journalists from 23 to 26 March 2010. Ms Jadranka Petovic is a travel and news writer for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, while Mr Paul de Groeve is a travel writer for Flemish Belgian magazine Genieten.

While in Singapore, the journalists met with representatives from the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts, the Media Development Authority, the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Inter-Religious Organisation. They were also introduced to local arts practitioners, toured the Esplanade, visited the Singapore Art Museum and the Peranakan Museum, and attended a double bill of two plays by local theatre company ACTION Theatre.

The Arts & Culture JVP started in October last year. It aims to provide visiting foreign media with insight into Singapore’s developments and aspirations in the field of arts and culture, through dialogue and discussions with the arts community and institutions, representatives from related government agencies and Singapore’s media members. Since the programme’s inception, the SIF has hosted six journalists from Indonesia and Qatar.



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