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2014 looks set to be an eventful year for the arts and sports scene in Singapore. Posting on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong listed a number of key events that Singaporeans can look forward to in the new year.
SINGAPORE: 2014 looks set to be an eventful year for the arts and sports scene in Singapore.
Posting on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong listed a number of key events that Singaporeans can look forward to in the new year.
Team Singapore athletes will be taking part in the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.
The Sports Hub will be ready and will host a full line-up of sports events, as well as numerous live entertainment shows and concerts.
The Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall will be re-opening after nearly four years of refurbishment.
The new volunteer youth corps will start taking in applicants for its inaugural batch in June.
There will be many cultural events throughout the year, including the Singapore Night Festival, as well as the return of the Singapore International Arts Festival and the Singapore International Film Festival.
Mr Wong hoped the activities will draw Singaporeans together, allowing them to create shared memories as a people.
Turning to leisure options, Mr Wong, who is also Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, said: "We now have more choices than ever before in how to spend our leisure. We don't even need to step out of the house. Through the internet, we can catch the latest Hollywood movies, K-pop music videos, and EPL (English Premier League) football matches.”
"It's great that we have easy access to a wide variety of entertainment and leisure options. But this also means that it is easier for people to splinter into smaller sub-cultures, and disengage from one another," he added.
So Mr Wong urged Singaporeans: "More importantly, all of us have a role to play in building our culture and community. I welcome suggestions and ideas from all of you to forge the way forward, and build the Singapore we want together."