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The magic of The Substation

02:17 Min
After three decades of being a mainstay in the arts scene, The Substation will vacate its premises in July, with the National Arts Council (NAC) taking back the building for renovation works. Set up by theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun, The Substation is Singapore’s first independent arts centre. From punk rockers to filmmakers, the centre was a melting pot that allowed artists of different genres to seek out collaborators and make lifelong friends. We spoke to some of its patrons to find out what drew them to the place.
After three decades of being a mainstay in the arts scene, The Substation will vacate its premises in July, with the National Arts Council (NAC) taking back the building for renovation works. Set up by theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun, The Substation is Singapore’s first independent arts centre. From punk rockers to filmmakers, the centre was a melting pot that allowed artists of different genres to seek out collaborators and make lifelong friends. We spoke to some of its patrons to find out what drew them to the place.

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