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OPEN APPROACH: Artist Hafiz Osman (centre) posing with homeowners Evie Ruymbeke (left) and Andrzej Pyrka for his artist-in-residence programme in the basement of the Joo Chiat shophouse home.

OPEN APPROACH: Deutsche Bank has been sponsoring a more bohemian but no less engaging initiative - Open House. The art walkabout, affectionately known as OH!, will roll out its fourth incarnation in Joo Chiat.

SITE SPECIFIC: US ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's will launch a series of 'Diverse-City' trails from March 16 through Little India, Toa Payoh (above, Block 8) and Jalan Besar. With deliberately vague descriptions - the Toa Payoh edition is titled 'A Beginner's Guide to Social Innovation' - the trails are designed to engage the public on a deeper level about current affairs.

SITE SPECIFIC: After a two-year hiatus, the art walkabout OH! Open House is back. Past works include The Synthetics, an art installation by Phunk Studio in a Niven Road shophouse (2009).

Singapore less travelled

As the nation celebrates its golden jubilee, global brands are taking the opportunity to offer new perspectives on the Singaporean identity.
Mar 14, 2015 5:50 AM

IT would seem that every company based here is clamouring for a piece of the SG50 pie, shining the spotlight on their contributions to our shiny, happy city-state. But several multinational businesses are taking a different route, opting to not only re-tell the stock swamp-to-riches story, but

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