The Embassy is pleased to present “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg” on Thursday, 28th of February at 8pm at The Projector. A documentary about Uli Sigg as entrepreneur, Swiss Ambassador in China and art collector in the tense socio-political context of China's ongoing transformation since the 1970s.
Uli Sigg not only had an impact on China's shift in economic policy after the Mao Zedong’s era; he has also established the world's most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art. The majority of this collection will be transferred to Hong Kong's M+ museum, due to open soon.
There will be a post-show talk between Uli Sigg and Michael Schindhelm and a Q&A.
This Christmas carol is known throughout the world: on Christmas Eve “Silent night, holy night” rings out around the world in many different languages. Created 200 years ago in Austria when a priest from Salzburg, Joseph Mohr, and Franz Xaver Gruber, a teacher from Upper Austria, sang the song for the very first time at the St. Nikola Church in Oberndorf near Salzburg. Today, the song is performed in over 300 languages and dialects.
Spend an unforgettable evening and be uplifted by the 200th Anniversary celebration that will honour this much-loved Christmas song at Silent Night on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 7:00pm, Church of Saint Teresa, 510 Kampong Bahru Road Singapore 099446. Swiss wines will be sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland.
The Embassy is pleased to present, in partnership with the German Film Festival 2018, “The Little Witch” based on the famous novel “Die kleine Hexe” by Otfied Preussler at Golden Village, Plaza Singapura Sundays, 28th of October and 4th of November . A co-production between Switzerland and Germany and directed by Swiss born Michael Schaerer, this children’s movie was just release in January 2018.
“The Little Witch” received Best Cinematography award at the Bavarian Film Awards 2018. The little witch (Karoline Herfurth) has a big problem: She is only 127 years old and therefore much too young to dance with the other witches on Walpurgis Night. That’s why she secretly sneaks up on this most important of all witch festivals. As punishment, she must memorise all the spells from the great magic book within a year and show everyone that she is a good witch. But diligence and ambition are not really her strengths and, on top of that, the evil witch Rumpumpel (Suzanne von Borsody) is in her way.
Language: German with English subtitle
Location: Golden Village, Plaza Singapura, Singapore
Swiss documentary “Mario Botta. The Space Beyond” (Mario Botta. Oltre lo Spazo) directed by Loretta Dapozzo and Michèle Volontè will be presented a second time at The Projector on 28th of October at 8pm. In this film, internationally acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta tries to understand why a globalized society feels the urge to build sacred spaces. At 75, Botta is one of the few architects who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now building a mosque in China.
Language: Italian with English subtitle
Following the success and the enthusiasm for the Switzerland-Singapore Football Festival, the Embassy of Switzerland and Sport Singapore are jointly organizing the Switzerland-Singapore Tennis Festival on Saturday, 27th of October 2018 at the Swiss Club.
The Festival features a competitive Youth Mixed Team Tennis Competition (Team- Event). Teams will be split into two groups of five teams and play a minimum of four ties in the round-robin group stage. The top two teams in each group will move into the playoffs. Two Doubles Matches will be played in each tie. Point system: One Super Tie Break set per Doubles Match – Play to 10 points (Win by 2 points). Throughout the morning, we will also offer Mini-Tennis and for the Youth Mixed Tennis teams Paddle Clinics sponsored by 40XV.
Swiss singer/songwriter Veronica Fusaro was in Singapore and Ambassador Filliez hosted a concert at his Residence the first weekend of September. The talented singer won “demo of the year” in the national M4Music competition. She was also named “Best Talent” by Swiss German television network SRF, which in turn earned her a nomination for the Swiss Music Awards. Veronica Fusaro’s latest LP is called “ICE COLD” and her voice, when mixed with heartbeat and dub rhythms, create songs that are unmistakable catchy with international appeal.
The Swiss Club and the Swiss Embassy will celebrate the Swiss National Day on Saturday, 4th of August at the Swiss Club. Wines served during the aperitif will be sponsored by the Embassy.
For more information or to buy your tickets, please go to the Swiss Club website.
This year the Embassy will be presenting “Die göttliche Ordnung” by Petra Volpe at the 28th European Union Film Festival which will be held at National Gallery Singapore.
The movie won the Swiss Film Award 2017 and the Best Screenplay 2017.
Drama | Swiss-German with English Subtitles | 96 minutes | R21
Director: Petra Biondina Volpe
Following the success and the enthusiasm of the young players, the Embassy of Switzerland and Sport Singapore are jointly organizing the Switzerland-Singapore Football Festival, on Saturday, 21 April 2018 at the Kallang Field.
The tournament will bring together 300 junior football players (boys and girls) from both local and international schools accompanied by their parents and supporters.
The Festival promotes passion for sports among kids from 10 to 12 years old from local and international schools as well as members of the Active SG Football Academy.
Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Active SG, Bukit Timah Constituency and Credit Suisse!
From 12 to 26 March 2018, the Swiss sailboat Fleur de Passion - a 33 meter-long ketch and currently the tallest sailboat under Swiss flag - will stop in Singapore as part of The Ocean Mapping Expedition.
This 4-year journey around the world in the wake of Magellan combining science, education and culture run by the Geneva-based non-for-profit Fondation Pacifique left Seville in April 2015 and is scheduled to be back in Spain in August 2019. The aim of this unique project is to contribute to a better understanding of the human impact (noise and micro plastic pollution, greenhouse gases monitoring, coal bleaching) on the oceans and to raise awareness about sustainable development issues.
Coming from the Philippines, Brunei, Kuching and before heading further to Jakarta, Fleur de Passion will be accessible for free public visits.
Statement on the death penalty case of Mr Billy Agbozo and Mr Hishamrudin bin Mohd
Switzerland is saddened by the news of the execution of Ghanaian national Mr. Billy Agbozo by the Singapore authorities on 9 March 2018 and recalls its opposition to the use of capital punishment.
Switzerland, further calls on Singapore authorities to halt the execution of Singaporean national, Mr. Hishamrudin bin Mohd, scheduled to be executed on Friday 16 March 2018 and to commute his sentence. We have repeatedly called on Singaporean authorities to adopt a moratorium on all executions - as have the EU with its member states and Norway (EU Statement).
Switzerland holds a strong and principled position against the death penalty and is opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances. The death penalty is cruel and inhuman, and has not proven to be a deterrent to crime. Switzerland is therefore committed to continue working towards the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. The global trend is towards abolition and Switzerland encourages Singapore to join the growing community of nations which have abolished the death penalty.
The Embassy of Switzerland together with the Alliance Française is delighted to invite the French language lovers to celebrate the Francophonie Festival from 10th to 27th of March 2018.
The Festival starts out with The Francophonie Day 2018. Join us at the Alliance Française to meet-up with the French-speaking world while enjoying Francophone culture through culinary specialties. On Saturday, 10th March, 3-6 pm, the Swiss Embassy will be serving Swiss Raclette thanks to the generous support of Huber’s Butchery.
Save the date for the film screening “Un Juif pour l’exemple” by Swiss director Jacob Berger.
Location: Alliance Française, 1 Sarkies Rd, Singapore