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THE POINT

A Country, At Large

BY HEMAN CHONG

Illustration by Ella Zheng.

The art and cultural scene in Singapore has changed a lot since I started making art in 1997. I don't think anyone can deny the fact that Singapore's government is one of the very few in Southeast Asia that has progressively encouraged the local growth of art, architecture, culture and design over the past 25 years. Looking back, my entire journey as an artist has been heavily assisted by cultural policies, which have produced the institutions that have served as cornerstones in the

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