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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

Aug 06, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

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".

"I feel I'm speaking for my neighbourhood. I'm speaking for my culture, combining all the lingo that we use, putting it into song-form," Fariz (whose real name is Muhammad Fariz Abdul Rashid) tells The Straits Times.

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