Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 20 – The Embassy of Singapore in Cambodia, with the support of the Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, sets to host a street art festival to celebrate Cambodia-Singapore's 55 years of diplomatic relations, according to a poster shared on Street Art Festival Facebook Page.

Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon told Fresh News Friday that he is optimistic that the festival will further enhance Cambodia-Singapore bilateral relations and helps promote the Kingdom’s tourism industry just like how the Food Street Festival help the Kingdom attract tourists from around the world.

The two-week festival will run from 15-29 February 2020, bringing culture and heritage together featuring two renowned artists – FONKi and Yip Yew Chong.

Yip Yew Chong is Singapore's most prolific mural artists. He has done over 70 murals and art pieces where most revolves with heritage and culture. His live-sized murals have given the community to better connect with the life of Singaporean heritage.

On the other hand, FONKi – the famous Cambodian artist from Montreal – is one of the prominent figures in Montreal's new generation of graffiti artists. As an individual who has expressed art in countries around the world, his pieces will be auctioned at the event where proceeds will be contributed to the Cambodian Children's Fund and Cambodian Living Arts (CLA).

In late November 2019, Singaporean Ambassador to Cambodia Michael Tan met with Minister Thong Khon to seek for support to organize the festival in which the minister welcomed the initiative.