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Singapore will invest more to grow vibrant creative ecosystem: PM Lee

Published on Jan 16, 2014 12:12 PM

THE success of the billion-dollar interactive and digital media industry here requires a vibrant creative ecosystem which Singapore is trying to create, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday at the opening of Lucasfilm's new office.

That means promoting a spirit of inquiry, staying abreast of global trends so that Singapore remains relevant to the world, and creating an open economy that offers exciting opportunities for Singaporeans and talent from around the world, he added.

"The magic lies not in the equipment or processes, but in the creative spark that resides in human minds. And these can only light up in an environment which inspires people, promotes creativity and helps people to realise their dreams and to dream big. That is what we are trying to create here," he said.

Lucasfilm, the world's largest entertainment firm, was behind the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Its new eight-storey glass-and-steel facility at the Fusionopolis high-tech park is named Sandcrawler and modelled after the slow-moving fortress seen in Star Wars movies.

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