Get arty on Singapore's 54th birthday

A celebration of Singapore music and its musicians, an exhibition featuring pioneer artist Chen Wen Hsi and a re-telling of the story of Sir Stamford Raffles are just some of the arts events happening this National Day period. Toh Wen Li and Olivia Ho check out four events that will leave you believing this is home, truly

Home-grown rapper Fariz Jabba, 22, is known for his relatable lyrics.

His 2018 debut single Ape Sia ("What the heck") is partly sung in Malay and touches on everyday topics like maggi mee and scrolling through Instagram, saying "goodbye to my data".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2019, with the headline 'Get arty on Singapore's 54th birthday'. Print Edition | Subscribe