It’s time to demand more for Singapore’s art and culture by The Peak Magazine
The veteran diplomat and Sing Jazz founder Michael Tay believes the pandemic will negatively impact the arts, but he plans to reverse it. Tay’s musical knowledge expanded as his career grew. His lifelong career as a diplomat brought him into contact with the deep cultural traditions of Korea, Japan, and Russia. Living in these culturally rich countries, he learned that a child who grows up surrounded by music, literature, poetry and plays will develop a creative impulse that will last throughout their lives and contribute to society.