Following on from the FNB Joburg Art Fair, I remembered that I ha spent a few hours wondering around the Singapore Art Museum a few month back, and the contemporary art that I has seen there was both extremely entertaining, and in many ways thought-provoking, but no in the way that we South African’s are subjected to standard shock-tactics of local artists (ref the Image of Zuma with his junk out). 

An amazing space to spend wondering for a few hours - the Singapore Art Museum.

An amazing space to spend wondering for a few hours – the Singapore Art Museum.

Possibly one of the best art museums that aims to inspire people, I would think that it would be one of the best day trips for creatives within agencies, simply because the art of display was so contemporary that it sometimes felt like the stuff designers and creatives would dream up in a brainstorm. And perhaps that is exactly the situation within creative agencies – that the young people involved in the development of creative campaigns and advertising projects are in fact artists, but apply their creative talents to brands rather than for the exclusive commentary on society.

Anyway, here are a few images from the installation at the Singapore Art Museum. As is my usual case, I will not comment on them, and will rather leave you to enjoy the experience and find your own meaning in them.

When old meets new.

When old meets new.

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And when you mind has been sufficiently expanded, and you feel that you have a million create ideas swimming around in your head, then just walk a few blocks towards the iconic Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel, when you simply have to order in a Singapore Sling. And if you think you will have to wait for your drink, think again, as this is by far their most famous and overly-ordered cocktail, which means that they pre-make it each day by the barrel load. In true Singapore style, it takes about 1 minute from ordering for the drink to arrive at your table.

No visit to Singapore is complete without enjoying a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel.

No visit to Singapore is complete without enjoying a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel.