Singapore is well established as a global finance and tourism hub but its underground cultural scene, more than a decade in the making, has largely escaped the glossy pages of travel guides.
The island-nation has worked hard to attract international acts to nightclubs and festivals in recent years and thanks to the efforts of local creative talent, it now also caters to those with less mainstream tastes, with a range of entertainment offerings from disruptive art to eclectic live music.
This Saturday, the Rail Corridor Art Space, a viaduct next to Singapore's old railway track, will host an innovative day-to-night event, one of several held this year.
Local collective Tact Space and reggae-focused outfit Singapura Dub Club will bring upcycled art, dance workshops, video projections and genre-defying DJs to the venue as part of a multidisciplinary series commissioned by Singapore's National Arts Council (NAC). A similar event was held last month under the NAC's series, featuring party promoters Good Times, while creative group Hyphen has also hosted numerous projects at the venue.
Managed by street art crew RSCLS, the Rail Corridor Art Space boasts two walls that are the city's largest legal spaces for graffiti artists.
Creative takeovers of public spaces are increasingly becoming an example of Singapore's evolving scene.
Last year, a collaborative community project by Tact Space and music brand Rockstar Collective (RSC) saw artists occupy former "vice mall" Eminent Plaza, filling the building's disused karaoke lounges and massage parlors with graffiti and music acts.