Singaporean’s often lament their lack of identity and presents for foreign friends can never seem to go beyond Bak Kua (sweet meat jerky) or pineapple tarts. Over at another festival hub, The City Hall, which is slated to be revitalised as a new art museum together with the adjacent Supreme Court, a collective of young local talent, armed with a tongue in cheek attitude, transform everyday elements ranging from plastic bags to car park coupons into quirky uniquely Singapore souvenirs.
Throw in events such as the Red Dot Awards over at the Red Dot Museum where over 200 international designers from both professional and student levels vie for the accolade and the vibe of the Singapore Design Festival catches on you and makes you anticipate what Singapore Design Festival 2050 will bring.
Singapore Design Festival 2009
Date: 20th – 30th November, 2009
Place: Various locations