Taking place at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center, both the Singaporean Embassy and the Union Youth Federation of Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership in celebrating the upcoming street art festival, Street Art Fest++.
Vice-president of the Street Art Fest++ Organising Committee Nick Tan who was also present started off the ceremony by explaining what is street art and how it merges with our daily activities and relays the voices of the people.
“Artists will become local heroes art as art like this should be a culture that will carry forward the meaning of what they hope to relay,” says Tan.
Representing the embassy, Michael Tan and joined by UYFC president, Hun Many, both representatives at the event spoke on how the street art festival will further boost the diplomatic ties between both countries, as 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Cambodia.
“The mutual relations will be further strengthened on many levels, which is why we need to do something different that shows Cambodia and Singapore being dynamic in terms of collaboration and cooperation. I want this event to be unique, inclusive and most importantly meaningful,” Tan said.
The upcoming art festival which will take place on February 15 till February 29 will feature an array of live entertainment shows with performing artists from both countries. Participants and visitors will get to work together with artists to create murals.
The festival will also feature artists such as Fonki and Yip Yew Chong who will be involved in creating 14 to 16 one-of-a-kind mural on portable concrete slabs measuring 2.4 metres by 4.8 metres to 2.4 metres by 7 metres each to mark the event.
Ambassador Tan hopes for turnout of 10,000 visitors to the event with further hopes that the event would be a success in order for it to be a yearly event as it holds the potential to attract tourist to the Kingdom.
“The relationship between our two countries is not limited to a bilateral level but extends on an international level, including Asean and regional,” Mr Many said.