April 12, 2016 was a landmark date for both Myanmar and Singapore as it was the day when these both countries completed half a century of diplomatic ties. Singapore embassy has plans to celebrate this event by holding a film festival in Yangon which will showcase the best movies coming out of the Singapore film industry. According to Mr. Robert Chua, Singapore’s Ambassador to Myanmar, the embassy is also thinking about holding orchestra performances in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. The Culture Ministry of Myanmar will work along with Singapore embassy to hold an exhibition at Singapore’s Asian Civilizations Museum. This exhibition will feature rare historical artefacts from Myanmar.
Besides holding cultural shows to celebrate the unique culture of both the countries, visits from high level officials will also take place. The relations between Myanmar and Singapore have always been cordial and mutually beneficial. Both countries wish to strengthen these ties even further and the visits of top officials will be aimed at finding newer and better ways to improve their relations. Education, tourism and healthcare will be the key focus areas as these two countries look forward to increase economic co-operation among them. Helping each other to counter terrorism and increasing contact between their citizens are also on the agenda.