Switzerland and Singapore enjoy excellent relations. The success story of these long-lasting and friendly relations are captured in a short animation video with the title "The Swiss Singaporean Success Story". The whole embassy team contributed to this project, which was created in collaboration with Zense GbmH. Enjoy!
The Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore understands that Singapore authorities are about to execute two Malaysian nationals this week, Mr. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam and Mr. Datchinamurthy Kataiah, both sentenced for drug trafficking.
The embassy is proud to take part in this year’s European Film Festival, which will be held from 12-26th May 2022! We are part of 23 countries that will present a total of 24 films at the festival, showcasing the best of European cinema. This year’s Swiss entry to the EUFF will be Atlas (2021) - directed by Swiss filmmaker Niccolò Castelli, it is a gripping story of resilience and renewal.
Location: The Projector, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, 6001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199589
The Heads of Mission of the European Union (EU), EU Member States and the diplomatic missions of Norway and Switzerland issue the following joint statement in Singapore:
The EU Delegation and the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States and of Norway and Switzerland call on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of Abdul Kahar bin Othman, and to commute his sentence to a non-capital sentence.
Switzerland is widely known for its picture-postcard scenery, shaped by mountains, clear lakes and rivers, cows and green meadows... Behind this idyllic backdrop lies a country wholly committed to cleantech, which will be showcased through this exhibition, featuring the most beautiful Swiss landscapes and learning how enterprising businesses find innovative solutions to make our lives decidedly more sustainable. Integrated in the permanent exhibition of the Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage, this exhibition will be enriched with a showcase of thought-provoking and interactive art pieces that seek to challenge our relationship with our environment. Curated by the techart platform BeFantastic.in, a techart platform which envisions a positive, sustainable future leveraging creative tech, the artworks are a result of the recent international fellowship program “BeFantastic Together”.
The Swiss embassy is pleased to present two screenings of the Swiss film Lynx (2021) at the Francophonie Film Festival at Alliance Française. Directed by Laurent Geslin, Lynx is a wildlife documentary film about a family of wild lynxes in the heart of the Jura Mountains, Switzerland. With breathtaking images and close up shots of the endangered animal, the film gives insight into the essential role that it occupies in the Swiss forests, the balance that it has restored in a fragile environment, but also the difficulties it encounters in a landscape largely occupied by humans. Do not miss out on this family-friendly nature spectator!
Location: Le théâtre, Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Rd, Singapore 258130
To mark the start of the Swiss Weeks 2022, the Embassy is proud to present the screening of the film Heidi (2015) at the Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay. This family-friendly Swiss film tells the tale of the iconic Swiss children’s book character Heidi, who is well-loved in Switzerland and around the world.
Location: Flower Field Hall, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
On 1 March, the embassy held an online info session on the charity Aidha. Thank you to those who attended our 1 March sharing session on Aidha, and a special thanks to our speakers: Aidha CEO Jacqueline Loh, Aidha alumnus Emma Coquilla, and Deputy Head of Mission Nikolas Stürchler. If you missed it, check out the slides from the presentation of Jacqueline Loh.
The embassy is pleased to announce our new partnership with Aidha (https://www.aidha.org/), an award-winning local charity that helps empower migrant domestic workers (MDWs) and other low income women in Singapore to achieve economic independence. Through its courses on money management, communication, computer skills and entrepreneurship, Aidha equips women with the skills for saving, investing in productive assets and starting a small business. The embassy is delighted to cover the costs of two single session short courses this year. The short courses, offered for free, will provide a basic introduction for anyone considering committing to a longer-term course.
Location: Both online via Zoom as well as in-person at Aidha @ FAST Hub, Singapore
The Heads of Mission of the European Union (EU), EU Member States and Norway and Switzerland issue the following joint statement in Singapore:
The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement together with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States and the diplomatic missions of Norway and Switzerland in Singapore:
The Embassy of Switzerland officially represents the Swiss Government in Singapore. The Embassy’s objective is to foster the bilateral relations between Switzerland and Singapore on all levels, with a focus on political, financial and economic topics as well as science, culture and the promotion of trade and tourism.
The announced position is of temporary nature from Jan/Feb 2022 until end of May 2022.