Latest News: Archifest 2017

Special Edition: Collaboration with Archifest 2017 

  • Newest public pianos under the Esplanade Bridge

We are super happy to once again transform the space under the Esplanade Bridge into a free concert hall with our newest pair of pianos featuring original design by students from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)!

These two designs are the winning entries as part of the Archifest 2017 competition by Singapore Institute of Architects and Play it Forward Singapore. These pianos will be displayed under the Esplanade Bridge for public playing round the clock from 7 October to 30 November 2017. Not sure where Esplanade Bridge is? Click here to locate it on our Google maps.

Read more about the pianos and their creation process here.

  • [ARCHI-INTERACE] Pianos in Public Spaces sharing session

As part of Archifest 2017, the founders of Play it Forward Singapore will also be doing an informal sharing on their experiences in giving old pianos a new lease of life through activating public spaces. Come meet with us at this sharing session on 15 October (Sunday) from 6:00pm to 7:00pm under the Esplanade Bridge, where our newest pianos are located.

Details in the image below:

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In collaboration with  

archifest20logo-01Archifest is an annual public festival for Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment. It will build upon the pillars of the festival: Archi-InterfacesConferenceConversationsArchicraft and Architours. Held from 4 to 15 of October featuring a line-up of more than 50 events taking place at various locations island-wide over 2 weeks, the goal is to invite conversations and establish greater collaboration between various institutions and communities for an exciting festival.

Check out the rest of our public pianos in these permanent locations too:

The URA Centre
Ground Level, Piano Park
Address: 45 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069118
Two upright pianos available 24 hours for playing

National University of Singapore, University Town
Level 2, Stephen Riady Centre
Address: 2 College Avenue West, Singapore 138607
Two upright pianos available 24 hours for playing

Bukit Panjang Community Club 
Ground level, Badminton Court
Address: 8 Pending Road, Singapore 678295
One upright piano available 24 hours for playing

Locate all our pianos on our Google maps here. 

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Latest Edition of Play it Forward Singapore: August 2017

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We are pleased to announce another permanent location for our Play it Forward Singapore public piano: Bukit Panjang Community Club! This latest piano features the vibrant artwork by Singapore artist Maryann Loo. You can read all about her inspiration on this site here.

We are gearing up our 2017 plans to bring you more public pianos and brewing some exciting collaborations in the works. So stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram page for the latest updates. Remember to hashtag your photos and videos of our pianos at #playitforwardsg and we would love to give you a shoutout!

Updated public piano locations as of 30 August 2017:

  • The URA Centre *Permanent Location!*
    Ground Level, Piano Park
    Address: 45 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069118
    Two upright pianos available 24 hours for playing 
  • National University of Singapore, University Town *Permanent Location!*
    Level 2, Stephen Riady Centre
    Address: 2 College Avenue West, Singapore 138607
    Two upright pianos available 24 hours for playing

  • Bukit Panjang Community Club *Permanent Location!*
    Ground level, Badminton Court
    Address: 8 Pending Road, Singapore 678295
    One upright piano available 24 hours for playing

Check out the locations of our public pianos on our Google map here.

Play it Forward Singapore is a ground-up initiative supported by the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Our Favorite Place programme which supports projects initiated and implemented by the community to enliven public spaces across Singapore to build community interactions and create shared memories.

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Latest Edition of Play it Forward Singapore: August 2017

We are pleased to announce another permanent location for our Play it Forward Singapore public pianos: Bukit Panjang Community Club!

We are gearing up our 2017 plans to bring you more public pianos and brewing some exciting collaborations in the works. So stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram page for the latest updates. Remember to hashtag your photos and videos of our pianos at #playitforwardsg and we would love to give you a shoutout!

Check out the locations of our public pianos on our Google map here.

Play it Forward Singapore is a ground-up initiative supported by the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Our Favorite Place programme which supports projects initiated and implemented by the community to enliven public spaces across Singapore to build community interactions and create shared memories.

New homes for our 3rd edition pianos!

Hooray! Our pianos have arrived at their new homes!

We are pleased to donate our public pianos to the following beneficiaries:

AWWA Dementia Day Care Centre

• Silver ACE Bukit Merah Senior Activity Centre
• Silver COVE Marsiling Senior Wellness Facility
• Silver Circle Geylang East Senior Care Center
• Silver Circle Ci Yuan Senior Care Center
• Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home

Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens

Keen to donate your old working piano? Know of a charity group, beneficiary, school or any non-profit institution that would benefit from a donated piano? Send us an email at sg.playitforward@gmail.com to get in touch with us!

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Third Edition of Play it Forward Singapore: August – December 2016.

We are excited to announce that a new batch of Play it Forward Singapore pianos will be out in the city streets of Singapore again from 27 August!

For the third edition, we refurbished 2 public pianos with local illustrator Lee Wan Xiang and designer Abigael Tay. The pianos will be on display at SAM @ 8Q, Grassroots Book Room, under the Bayfront Avenue bridge and Suntec City Mall till 31 December 2016.

Also check out our special Christmas collaboration with OUE where 6 specially refurbished public pianos will be on display outside Mandarin Gallery from 1 – 31 December 2016! 3 pianos will feature the special Victoria’s Secrets’ angel wings to commemorate the new store opening in the mall.

Check out the locations of our public pianos on this map here!

Follow our journey and discover behind-the-scenes footage on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Play it Forward Singapore is a ground-up initiative supported by the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Our Favorite Place programme which supports projects initiated and implemented by the community to enliven public spaces across Singapore to build community interactions and create shared memories.

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Second Edition of Play it Forward Singapore – March to May 2016.

We are excited to announce that Play it Forward Singapore will be out in the city streets of Singapore from 4 March onwards!

8 public pianos have been refurbished by our local artists and will be placed in the Marina Bay area from 4 – 23 March 2016, as part of iLight Marina Bay 2016.

The public pianos are placed in pairs at the following locations:

  1. One Fullerton, Entrance Plaza
  2. Under the Esplanade Bridge
  3. The Float at Marina Bay, at Gate G2.
  4. Under the Bayfront Ave Bridge, near the end of the Helix Bridge near Marina Bay Sands and Art Science Museum.

Check out the locations of our public pianos on this map here!

Follow our journey and discover behind-the-scenes footage on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Play it Forward Singapore is a ground-up initiative supported by the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s PubliCity programme to create more lively and active public spaces.

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