Singapore Artists Fight for ‘Old School’ Landmark

A tattered sticker on a lamppost greets visitors who have climbed up the 143 steps to the top of Singapore’s Mount Sophia with this question: “What is our culture?”

One answer may sit just beyond, at the former Methodist Girls’ School campus that now houses Old School, an art space that has been an important part of the city’s local art scene since it was established in 2007. But after four years, Old School is likely to become history. The government recently extended the lease of the space only until June, and the city’s master plan has designated the site for residential development, though no concrete building plans have been announced.

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