the projector

How Karen Tan changes the lives of conserved buildings and landmarks in Singapore

Call her sentimental, or a nostalgia junkie, if you like. But Karen Tan, 37, the woman behind The Projector, Singapore’s only art house cinema, sees herself as more of a “pragmatic idealist”.

Independent cinema The Projector: born of a desire to rejuvenate old spaces

When Karen Tan went to look at a derelict cinema on the fifth floor of a forgotten 1970s building on Beach Road, she knew right away that the space had potential: she had an idea to spruce it up...