Singapore all sets to be 'Hollywood of the East': Minister

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Singapore, Oct 8 (UNI) Singapore is all set to become the Hollywood of the East, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan said here today.

Inaugurating the Asia Campus of the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he said, ''Singapore has been stressing on science and technology education for the last four to five decades.'' Expressing hope that the school could play an important role in nurturing the creative talent, especially the film-making industry, he said, ''We realised many of the economies at this stage of their development require something else - creativity and the understanding of the human.'' ''It is this expression of ideas and aspiration where there is room for Singapore to develop,'' the Strait Times quoted the minister as saying.

Singapore's Tisch school is the first-ever branch campus of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Also, it is the first American art school to set up here.

Two Singaporean students were among the Asians chosen at Tisch Asia.


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