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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.

  • Countryaah: 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.

Culture of SingaporeBritish 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 impartially.


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