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CNN's 'Iconic Singapore': Meet the people shaping a new Singapore

Special theme week begins March 25, with a 30-minute program airing March 30 - April 3

HONG KONG, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuing your passions can be a lifelong quest -- or just a matter of taking that first jump. Whether it's facing down fears, pushing personal limits, or just finding your happy place -- passion made possible can lead to transformation. This month, CNN travels to Singapore, an island city-nation that's been defined by its transformation.

CNN’s ‘Iconic Singapore’: Meet the people shaping a new Singapore
CNN’s ‘Iconic Singapore’: Meet the people shaping a new Singapore

CNN's 'Iconic Singapore' meets iconic athletes, artists and serious socializers who are pursuing their passions and shaping a new Singapore. Whether you seek epic action, authenticity, or just want to let loose -- Singapore is the place that can help you get there.

Highlights of the 30-minute special include:

No stranger to pushing limits and chasing her passion, wakeboarding champion Sasha Christian introduces us to one of Singapore's star young athletes who is making a splash in a newly minted international sport. Stepping out of her own comfort zone, Sasha tests her wave riding abilities with "Fearless" Flowrider Alysha Rizwan.

Indoor skydiving
It takes quite a leap of faith to jump out of a plane -- but how about throwing yourself into an upward wind gust of 195 km/h? CNN learns how to 'fly' with indoor skydiving daredevil Kyra Poh as this aerial acrobat goes inside the wind tunnel and describes how she's taking on the big boys in this high-flying sport.

Street art
The orderly streets of Singapore have become breeding grounds for some of this city-state's most artistically daring, culture-shaping creatives. CNN gets a street-level view of how collaboration can lead to transformation as graffiti icon Antz helps calligrapher Malik Mazlan expand his artform.

Musical inspiration
Celebrity DJ and elder statesman of electronic music, KoFlow, is now pushing his musical boundaries and testing out new genres in a city that offers an eclectic array of options. Whether it's spinning for Singapore's A-listers or performing at an iconic jazz club, CNN goes on an intimate tour of the hidden places KoFlow will go for musical inspiration.

Serious Socializers
Once known as a staid, sterile city, Singapore now knows how to party. CNN meets veteran event organizer Zaran Vachha and magical mixologist Kino Soh, owner and founder of Highball bar, who help curate the ultimate social experience.

'Iconic Singapore' is produced by CNN Vision, the global production powerhouse of CNN International, which brings the world's breath-taking diversity into cinematic focus, telling stories that inspire audiences around the world.

'Iconic Singapore' trailer:
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CNN Vision:
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Airtimes for 30-minute special:
Saturday, 30th March at 2030 HKT and 2330 HKT
Sunday, 31st March at 1030 HKT
Monday, 1st April at 0830 HKT
Wednesday, 3rd April at 0030 HKT

About CNN International
CNN's portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 475 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and has a US presence which includes CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years, CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. Around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI's non-news programming division, CNN Vision. CNN has 36 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner, a WarnerMedia company.

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