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A tour de force of France-Singapore partnerships at Voilah! 2019

Close to 100 partners from both countries join hands to present the widest selection of programmes for the re-imagined festival

Singapore, 13 September 2019 -- The Embassy of France in Singapore together with close to100 programme presenters, sponsors and supporters are proud to present the 2019 edition of Voilah! France Singapore Festival, a rich calendar of France-Singapore programmes that provides delightful and innovative experiences from 3 October to 17 November.

Beyond immersing visitors in the multi-faceted aspects of French culture, the re-imagined festival now serves a wider mandate to bring France and Singapore partnerships across different domains to the fore, bridge the two communities and spark greater collaboration opportunities. The unprecedented number of programme presenters will drive all events that will welcome everyone in Singapore and visitors around the region.

The new direction for Voilah! pays tribute to the long-lasting partnership between France and Singapore that saw the fruition of several collaborations. It comes amid a backdrop of several important milestones in the France-Singapore relations, including the 20th anniversary of the French Double Degree Programme - the longest running academic collaboration between France and Singapore, the 30th anniversary of cooperation in heritage, 35th edition of French Film Festival, 70th anniversary of the Alliance Française in Singapore and 200 years of cooperation in natural history since two French naturalists – Pierre-Médard Diard and Alfred Duvaucel – accompanied Sir Stamford Raffles on his landing in Singapore in 1819.

The Ambassador of France to Singapore, Marc Abensour says, “Voilah! attests to the ties forged between our two nations and the diverse line-up is a celebration of the strength of our friendship through the decades-worth of close collaboration across various sectors. This is why we believe the festival belongs to Singaporeans as much as it does to the French, and we hope to grow Voilah! as an avenue for new ideas that can only be made possible when our communities get together.”

Voilah! is supported by a close to 100 institutions, including the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Singapore Tourism Board, the Land Transport Authority and the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore to transform the festival into an important fixture of Singapore’s events calendar, reaching audiences beyond Singapore to the rest of the region.

For more information on the festival, please visit www.voilah.sg.

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