ESM Goh urges Singaporeans to ‘create’ art to make Singapore more ‘vibrant’
Posted by temasektimes on July 2, 2012
Speaking at the People’s Association’s Teens Network Club’s 10th anniversary celebrations, ESM Goh said the Singapore government has invested more funds over the years to support the sports sector and the arts scene.
“The government cannot create arts on their own. They can facilitate but arts must come from the people… arts (has) got to come up from below within the framework provided by the government,” said Mr Goh.
During his stint as Prime Minister, ESM Goh promised Singaporeans the ‘Swiss standard of living.’ While Singaporeans are now burdened with the Swiss cost of living, their quality of life has deteriorated to such an extent that arts and sports are the last things on their minds.