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The Local People and the Singapore Land Authority present I AM CITIZEN




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The Local People and the Singapore Land Authority present I AM CITIZEN

Live streaming of the National Day Parade and an alternative cultural celebration in support of local makers, artists and musicians at the Former St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital as the State property is transformed into a one-night-only experience.


In a one-off opportunity to explore an architectural landmark, The Local People is collaborating with the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) to host an alternative cultural celebration at 5 Kadayanallur Street on Friday, 9 August 2019.

2.         This State property originally built as St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital, sits on a wedged-shaped site and features a triangular stairwell. The building will be transformed by local artists with site specific Art Installations that are inspired by Singapore, our home.

3.         “Many of our State properties are architecturally and historically significant. We are pleased to collaborate with The Local People to present a first-ever open house event in this State property, providing local artists and talents a platform to engage the community in celebration of National Day,” said Ms Yap Eai-Sy, Director of Business Planning and Development, SLA.

4.         “After the industrial-themed Open House event at the Pasir Panjang Power Station last year, and the Duct Tape Party on State land under the West Coast Viaduct in 2017, The Local People is honoured to be entrusted by the SLA with the keys to a piece of Modernist architectural history at the Former St. Andrews Mission Hospital. We are very excited to transform yet another architectural landmark to showcase a space that is usually not open to the public,” said Ms Pin Goh, Founder of The Local People.

5.         The event includes a Collaborative Musical Performance piece by local artists Mazri Ismail and Natasha Izatil, “Seperti Kacang Lupakan Kulit” (“Like a Peanut Forgetting Its Shell) which questions the role of traditional Malay heritage and identity in todays modern society. There will also be an interactive show celebrating the unconventional through music and visual storytelling by experimental visual and music performance artists UglyMukbangGirls

6.         The rooftop of the State property will be converted to a Live-Streaming of the Singapore National Day Parade & Celebrations and fireworks, to end the evening with a bang.

7.         The signature Art Market will set the stage for local designers and makers and their handmade wares. Featured labels include small gifts and stationery maker The Duf Store, who will be offering customised pet illustrations, as well as minimalist jewellery maker Line In Geometry.

8.         Attendees can unleash their creativity and learn to make their own personalised gifts with the Craft Workshops offered by IKI Makers Union who will be hosting block printing, calligraphy and bookbinding workshops.

9.         With works ranging from sculptural explorations to fashion-inclined expressions, visitors are invited to discover what makes their citizen heart sing at this uniquely local National Day Celebration.

10.       I AM CITIZEN will be held on Friday, 9 August 2019 from 5pm to 11pm at 5 Kadayanallur Street. For more information and updates, visit the I AM CITIZEN event page https://www.facebook.com/events/881456535547099/

Issued by:  

The Local People

The Singapore Land Authority 

 1 August 2019

Annex A - Event Details

Venue:  5 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069183 (Beside Maxwell Food Centre)



9 August 2019


5pm to 11pm


There is no parking on site. Visitors are encouraged to take public transport. The nearest MRT stations are Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown.

Nearest parking is at the URA Centre and MND Complex.