Cultural life in Singapore is a blend of
Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western traditions. Music,
theater, art and dance are practiced by a number of
cultural groups and professional groups.
A lively film industry has also emerged in recent
decades. Since 1987, an annual international film
festival has been organized and in the late 1990s, the
state decided to prioritize film through scholarships
and grants to young filmmakers.
Latest population statistics of Singapore, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
The government exercises some censorship and does not
tolerate cultural statements with politically,
religiously or ethnically sensitive content. Nudity and
other things considered "obscene" are also not accepted.
Songaah: List and lyrics of songs related to the country name of Singapore. Artists and albums are also included.
British author Alan Shadrake was sentenced in 2010 to
six weeks in prison and fined for insulting the
Singaporean judiciary when in his book "Once a Jolly
Hangman - Singapore Justice in the Dock" he criticized
the country's way of using the death penalty. Shadrake
claims in the book that the death penalty is not applied