Hard copy Lien magazine to close


LIEN, a free Franco-Singaporean arts magazine which reports on the local cultural scene in Singapore, will no longer be available in print come January 2002.

The November/December issue - featured above - is the last print edition of the magazine which is published by Alliance Franšaise in partnership with Capricorn Media. However, all is not lost, for from January 2002, LIEN will be published on the Internet.

According to the magazine's last print editorial, the magazine had hoped to thrive with the support of advertising revenue generated by the magazine. But, the current economic downturn has led to their advertisers cutting down on publicity costs, thereby making it difficult for the magazine to be a viable venture.

Watch out for their January/February 2002 issue which will be published at the Alliance Franšaise website.