In addition to the immersive experiences that form the multi-sensory backbone of the day-long showcase, the following programmes took place for the audience to experience the pulse of Singapore’s contemporary creative scene.
• Art and design professionals from Singapore and New York shared about the inspiration of their projects from ideation to execution.
• Dim Sum Warriors, a multimedia stage musical based on the graphic novel about kung fu-fighting dumplings staged a sneak peek during Singapore: Inside Out. The three New York-based Singaporean creators shared how they reinvent themselves across multiple platforms and disciplines.
• Singaporean audio-visual collective Syndicate in collaboration with Los Angeles rapper Nocando played a stunning and electrifying music performance.
• UNION, an anthology that chronicles the extraordinary range and diversity of literature of the two nations, celebrates the literary exchange between Singapore and USA during the showcase.
Complementing the Singapore: Inside Out showcase were a host of partner events that further widens the viewfinder on Singapore’s creative scene and growing pool of talents. From multidisciplinary exhibitions to live gigs and DJ performances, these unexpected events across the city will offer a slice of Singapore’s arts, music, as well as dining scene.
• In partnership with The Daily Meal, more than 20 of New York City’s top restaurants presented Singapore-inspired dishes or cocktails for Singapore Restaurant Week in September 2015. Participating establishments across Manhattan include the likes of DB Bistro; Streetbird; The Clam; Illili; Market Table; Spice Market; Red Farm; Kin Shop Delicatessen; The Red Cat; Amor y Amargo; The Meatball Shop; LAVO; TAO; Kobricks, Musket Room and Chomp Chomp.
• Also in partnership with The Daily Meal, the Singapore Hawker pop-up served some of Singapore’s most noteworthy Singapore-inspired street fare alongside the Singapore: Inside Out showcase at the Flatiron Plaza.
• DJ Lincey from Zouk Singapore played select sets in New York City’s Lavo nightclub. Hailing from Singapore, Lincey is the youngest-ever DJ to join famed nightclub Zouk's stellar line-up of residents.
• In partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, Shake Shack presented its first-ever, limited edition, country-inspired treat – Singapore Onde Onde Shake that was available exclusively at the Madison Square Park Shake Shack.
• New York-based Singaporean photographer John Clang took over the iconic window displays at Bergdorf Goodman with his latest series showcasing his home country.
• Something to Write Home About was a 10-day art event hosted by a dedicated group of New York-based Singapore artists, with sharing of experiences of what Singapore has to offer in the Big Apple, while reflecting on what the concept of home means to you.
• Society, Singapore (SGMUSO) presented Singapore Live, a series of live music showcases featuring Singapore’s most prolific musicians, singer-songwriters Charlie Lim and Gentle Bones, indie rock quintet Pleasantry, electronic act .gif and art-meets-music duo NADA.
• A special edition of Mixmag Live featured djB, from Singapore’s world-renowned nightclub Zouk, together with the exciting line-up headlined by DJ Black Coffee, one of South Africa’s most popular house music exports at Village Underground.