Thursday 31 May 2001 – Singapore
Today was the opening of Singapore Arts festival. Went to gym for a quick workout then wandered over to Fort Canning Hill, which had been set up as the ‘Festival Village’ around the Fort Canning Arts Centre. Throughout the evening there were performances by regional arts groups on about four stages around the complex. Some wonderful drummers from Taiwan (Theatre U) were probably the highlight, but the whole evening was very pleasant and afforded the chance to see traditional music and dance from around Southeast Asia.