Strategist, marketer and placemaker, Michelle manages the intersection between historic character and future feasibility on a historic waterway transformed from working quays to key entertainment district. Join her and Asian Civilisations Museum Director, Kennie Ting as they explore the role of cultural precincts and the opportunities to bring the storied Singapore River to center stage in the city.
Michelle is the Executive Director of Singapore River One Ltd, a not-for-profit private-public partnership in the Place Management and Placemaking in Singapore River Precinct. At the helm of her leadership, Singapore River One Ltd became the first pilot Business Improvement District in Singapore in 2017.
Kennie Ting is the Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Peranakan Museum, and concurrently Group Director, Museums at the National Heritage Board (NHB) Singapore, overseeing national museums and festivals managed by the NHB.
Anupam Yog is a pragmatic urbanist, researcher and creative strategist. Through his research and advocacy on placemaking for healthy cities, he seeks to develop a “Conscious Cities Index”, which explores the connection between community well-being and a city’s urban design. Yog is an avid practitioner of meditation and initiated The Big Sit – an intentional, slow-growing social meditation movement – from Singapore.