[The Straits Times] Place for the Arts in Singapore, PM Lee Hsieng Loong says as SSO Marks 40th Year

Published on 19 January 2019


There is a place for arts and culture in Singaporeans' lives, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.

He was at a concert to mark the 40th anniversary of the SSO. In his message in the concert programme booklet, PM Lee said: "While it is important that we put bread to the table, man does not live by bread alone. 

"Our nation would be soul-less without an appreciation of arts and culture. Our founding fathers believed a symphony orchestra would enrich our culture and show the world that Singapore aimed to be a gracious society," he added [Read more]