Celebrating The Culture And Arts Of Singapore And Penang At The George Town Festival

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), together with George Town Festival (GTF) and the National Arts Council Singapore (NAC) presents ConneXions: Passion Made Possible, a cultural showcase that will take the centre stage at this year’s George Town Festival from 31 August to 2 September. The three-day showcase will highlight the strong ties between the two cities that celebrates creativity, arts and culture, with Singapore as a UNESCO Creative City of Design and George Town, Penang as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Festival goers will experience the best of Singapore and Penang through music, visual and traditional art, film, food and a designers’ showcase hosted in various venues in George Town.

The ConneXions: Passion Made Possible features five showcase venues – the Singapore Designers’ Showcase at Artlane, China House, Cheah Kongsi, Blue Mansion and QE2.

Below are details of the five showcases:

Singapore Designers’ Showcase @ Artlane (31 August – 1 September, 11am – 9pm daily)

Key highlights from the showcase includes a collaborative wall mural painting by street artists SKL0 (from Singapore) and Akid One (from Malaysia), and curated showcase of various Singapore designers.


China House (31 August – 1 September, from 930pm onwards)

Key highlights of the showcase includes a music collaboration between singer Tabitha Nauser and rapper Yung Raja, both based in Singapore. The showcase also features Singapore’s singer-songwriter Charlie Lim and the indie-electronic duo .gif. Visitors will get to taste a little of Singapore through a MY-SIN menu collaboration featuring bartender Matthew Chan from Nouri and delectable heritage dishes featuring Chef Damian D’Silva of Folklore.

Charlie Lim

Cheah Kongsi (1-2 September, 830pm daily)

Featuring Teochew Opera performances by 15-year-old Tan Wei Tian, 16-year-old Yap Ting and Tan Kah Noi from Singapore’s leading music and drama association Nam Hwa Opera.

Blue Mansion (1 September, 730pm)

An exclusive screening featuring the film The Blue Mansion by leading Singapore film and theatre director Glen Goei followed by an online chat with Glen himself to find out more about the inspirations behind the film

QE2 (2 September, 930pm)

Join George Town Festival goers at this eventful closing party Zouk Singapore inspired by the annual ZoukOut, which takes place in Singapore annually, with this year’s much-anticipated party taking place on the 1 December.

ConneXions: Passion Made Possible showcase starts from 31st August to 2nd September at George Town Festival. For more information, visit


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