SG Heart Map is the first-ever crowd-sourced map celebrating places in Singapore which define home for us. Since November 2014, about 100,000 contributions were received, and 50 SG Heart Map places have emerged.
Inspired by the many endearing stories, seven lead artists across Singapore’s literary and visual arts scene, stepped forward to partner Singaporeans to co-create works of art to showcase the contributed stories to SG Heart Map. These artworks and more were brought together as part of a composite map at the SG Heart Map finale event – the SG Heart Map Festival @ Float, weaving together memorable past places, meaningful new places and aspirations for future places.
PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG VISITED THE SG HEART MAP FESTIVAL @ FLOAT
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the SG Heart Map Festival @ Float on 29 November 2015 (Sunday) morning. He interacted with young children at the SG Heart Map literary playground, which features 20 literary pieces in the form of prose and poetry relating to the theme of childhood.
SG Heart Map Festival @ Float marked the culmination of the year-long project to map out Singaporeans’ endearing places through the crowd-sourced stories.
LAUNCH OF SG HEART MAP FESTIVAL @ FLOAT
SG Heart Map Festival @ Float was launched on 26 November 2015 (Thursday) by Minister Heng Swee Keat, Chairman of the SG50 Steering Committee. Minister Lawrence Wong, Chairman of SG50 Programme Office and Minister Grace Fu, Co-chairman of SG50 Environment & Infrastructure Committee, who oversees the SG Heart Map project graced the event as well.
The launch of the SG Heart Map Festival was a visual spectacle and extravaganza comprises three segments, namely, the SG Heart Map Light Wave formed by the community, the pyromusical & laser display and the final light up of the SG Heart Map Festival at The Float at Marina Bay.
Led by the GOH on the Taiko Drums, the festival was launched with more than 3000 participants joined in the SG Heart Map Light Wave formation and light up the night sky at The Float.
The visitors were enthralled by the spectacular light & pyromusical display!
What a beautiful night!
SG HEART MAP ART FORMS
Immerse in the stories of Singaporeans at SG Heart Map places through art forms such as film, literary works, audio installations, sketches, illustrations, photographs and animations.
SG HEART MAP EXPERIENCE BY WILLIAM CHAN
'A Beautiful Day’ by visual artist William Chan is a documentation of Singapore from dawn to night. Featuring the 50 SG Heart Map places, it brings visitors on a visual journey of these places that trace the progress of the Singapore story.
Experience a living tapestry of our shared moments and memories contributed by Singaporeans.
Set against the night skyline of the Marina Bay, the projection show by William Chan, is a visual treat for visitors to the Festival. Through a day to night scene, the projection show on the exterior of the dome, brings to life the SG Heart Map Streetscape and the 50 SG Heart Map places.
HOMESCAPES BY GWEN LEE
Five well-known photographers – Ang Song Nian, Bob Lee, Darren Soh, George Wong and Robert Zhao will present the HomeScapes Photography Exhibition at the SG Heart Map Festival @ Float. Led and curated by Gwen Lee, director of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), the exhibition presents the theme of home with many untold stories of the common and ordinary in our midst.
WORDPLAY! A LITERARY PLAYGROUND BY KENNY LECK
This playground features 20 literary art works in the form of prose and poetry authored by a team of 10 established local writers. They drew inspiration from the SG Heart Map stories relating to the theme of childhood, covering topics such as kite-flying and the all-time favourite playgrounds. Visitors can look forward to enjoying the giant inflatables, merry-go-round and see-saw at the Wordplay! A Literary Playground as they reflect on the places they loved as a child.
SCENES OF OUR HEARTS SHOWCASE BY URBAN SKETCHERS SINGAPORE
From August till September this year, Urban Sketchers Singapore led some 400 Singaporeans to capture the poignant perspectives of life in Singapore through sketching on location around the island. From our quaint streets to the everyday city bustle, Scenes of Our Hearts will bring visitors on a visual journey of Changi Airport, Clementi, Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Civic District – some of the most frequently named hang-out places in Singapore.
SONICMEMORIES BY ZUL MAHMOD
SonicMemories is an audio installation created with recordings that reflect familiar experiences at national, cultural and celebratory events, such as the crowd’s excitement during the commissioning parade for Officer Cadets or the joyful music played at weddings.
FUTURE CITY VISION BY MICHAEL NG
Just as how past city planners have shaped Singapore into our much loved city today, Future City Vision invites visitors to immerse themselves in the imaginative future of Singapore through the larger-than-life pop-up illustrations created together with some 100 students.
'50 FIRST KISSES' BY ROYSTON TAN
'50 First Kisses' is an emotive anthology showcasing 50 Singaporean couples and their most heart-warming moments, which took place at cherished places in Singapore. The film will take the audience through time, bringing back memories of sentimental moments at iconic landmarks of Singapore in the past, while celebrating the success and modernity of Singapore today.
THEMED OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS
Visitors watched their favourite movies with their family and friends at the outdoor cinema.
SG HEART MAP FOOD STREET
The SG Heart Map Food Street features small bites and sweets such as hand-made Peranakan desserts, hotdog prata wrap, pancakes, rice dumpling, bird’s nest drink, satay, ice-cream and churros.
SG HEART MAP FRINGE ACTIVITIES
Visitors were entertained by the exciting fringe activities at the event like personalised caricatures, roving magician, balloon sculpting, energetic percussion drumming performance, captivating light stick twirlers and specially designed SG Heart Map temporary tattoos.