TGIF Music Station
Held onsite and live-streamed online on the third Friday of each month, 81 singers and groups have performed in this Mandarin pop music series.
(Tu)gether CNY sticker pack
To spice up Chinese New Year greetings, the artists of the (Tu)gether art installation created a sticker pack of various designs for use on WhatsApp and Telegram.
Close to 6,500 patrons attended Sing•浪 2022 concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The concert was graced by Minister for Health, Mr Ong Ye Kung. The line-up included singers and artistes like Tanya Chua and Bii. Our arts tenants Nam Hwa Opera and Drum Feng also participated in the concert, presenting traditional Chinese elements such as Teochew opera and Chinese drumming.
Boh Beh Zao: Dialect Illustrations by Kuan Eng
This exhibition showcased illustrations from Singapore’s first dialect pictorial books for children in the five major local Chinese dialects – Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka and Hainanese.
Commissioned by SCCC, (Tu)gether was an art installation highlighting Chinese New Year practices in Singapore. The mixed-media artwork presented characters from Chinese New Year mythology — Tu Zai (rabbit), Ong Lai (pineapple), and Nian Mei (monster “Nian”), celebrating their friendship during the festive season. Visitors also enjoyed light shows on selected Saturday nights.
Presenting 14 cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-generational programmes in collaboration with local arts groups, Cultural Extravaganza 2022 represented and re-presented culture for every generation. To mark our fifth anniversary, we partnered local artists Tiffany Tan and Keith Yeo to design limited-edition merchandise inspired by local food culture.
The cross-cultural dance production by Bhaskar’s Arts Academy brought a new perspective to the classic Chinese folktale of two tragic lovers.
The Forefathers Project
SCCC’s arts tenant The TENG Ensemble presented a lecture-concert, featuring original works inspired by our local Chinese dialect musical traditions.
TGIF Music Station (CE Edition)
Held in conjunction with Cultural Extravaganza, the “cross-cultural” themed concert featured performances by local talents Lennerd X Nara, Ridhwan Azman, Aden Tan, Glenn Yong, and Jaspers Lai.
Windward Side of the Mountain
This was a site-specific performance staged at three different venues within the building and incorporated contemporary music, theatre and dance.
Seven Sisters’ Sonata
This concert by Ding Yi Music Company used Chinese chamber music and dance to showcase one of Singapore’s disappearing traditions, the Seven Sisters Festival.
Inspired by the pandemic, original music, calligraphy and literature came together in an intimate multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Jazz It Up! A Jazzy Celebration of Chinese Songs 2022
Featuring Mandopop veteran Jimmy Ye, singer-songwriter Serene Koong and rising star Marcus Lee, the concert featured jazzy renditions of well-loved Chinese evergreens and classic songs.
Staged by PLAYinc, attendees were treated to a new interpretation of the story of Chang’e and Feng Meng, complemented by xinyao songs.
Colours of Lion City
The alumni of Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra presented a unique fusion of Chinese orchestral music and pop songs, joined by local young talented singers Gavin Teo and Ferlyn G.
Rediscovering Chinese music
This concert paid tribute to local Chinese music groups and individuals in the 1950s to 1970s and presented classics through ensembles, instrumental solo performance and vocal solo performances.
Funderland was a striking and playful art installation inspired by the Chinese nursery rhyme Two Tigers and the folktale of Wu Song Fighting The Tiger. Using optical illusions, it brought visitors on a three-part adventure to discover tigers hidden throughout the SCCC building.
An interactive and immersive art experience by local artists featuring Chinese myths travelled to Funan Mall. It was also the Gold Winner in the Interaction Design for Graphic Design category, given by the Indigo Design Award in 2023.
Treasures of the Clans
A collaboration with the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, the exhibition showcased over 80 paintings and calligraphy works from 16 clans in Singapore.
Rhythm of Time – Mini Film Festival
The film festival showcased a selection of local short films depicting the issue of generation gap from the 1940s till today. Our commissioned short film Aunt Lotus & Her Dream Bicycle premiered with a Q&A session with its filmmakers and cast.
The film was also selected for several international film festivals including Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival (Venice, Italy), Minikino Film Week (Bali, Indonesia), Seoul International Senior Film Festival and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Tokyo, Japan)!
The 3rd edition of SCCC’s youth cultural festival included an open-call for submissions by youths and four proposals were eventually selected for implementation. We attracted more than 15,000 visitors onsite, making it the best-attended RE.MIX to date.
God of Games
Created by five young artists under the mentorship of ANTZ, this street art exhibition featured installations inspired by the five Chinese elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth) and traditional games.
Odyssey to the West
The escape room game was based on the famous Chinese novel The Journey to the West. Through the game, the participants learnt fun facts about the well-known classic.
RE•MIX The Dance
60 teams participated in the online and onsite dance competition and the atmosphere was electrifying!
TGIF Music Station (RE•MIX Edition)
Held in conjunction with RE•MIX, the concert theme was “Forever Young”, and featured local artistes Romeo Tan, Ayden Sng, Arya Yunta, Xxmxrcs, Yanni Ruth and Jeff Ng.
齐: A Night of Electro-Fusion Dance Music
This was one of the four programmes under RE•MIX Youth Open Call. The audience was treated to iconic melodies of Chinese orchestral pieces incorporated into electronic dance music.
Flavours on Call
This was another programme under the RE•MIX Youth Open Call curated by a student from LASALLE College of the Arts. The exhibition aimed to raise awareness and educate the younger generation about our local Chinese banquet-catering culture.
This immersive exhibition was produced by five Ngee Ann Polytechnic students who responded to the RE•MIX Youth Open Call. Visitors were invited to a “bedroom” where they could enjoy “chill” music by local singers and gain a deeper insight into the life of an aspiring singer-songwriter.
Samfoo: Re-imagined in Modern Singapore
The RE•MIX Youth Open Call also gave rise to an exhibition that featured seven crochet pieces by 19-year-old Singaporean crochet artist Hayley Sim. These pieces were inspired by local icons such as the Toa Payoh dragon playground and Hayley’s favourite snack, kuih piring.
RE•MIX: When East Meets West
Visitors got to experience the collision of Eastern and Western cultures at this market and fair. Besides photo-worthy installations, there were also pop-up stalls, craft workshops and live performances at the concourse.
SCCC’s Arts Housing Scheme reached its full capacity with a total of five arts tenants in our building.
SCCC co-organised Culture Fun Camp with our arts tenant Nam Hwa Opera during the September school holidays for young kids from six to 10 years old. The programmes included Chinese opera workshops, mask-painting, hands-on experience with Chinese traditional music instruments, appreciation of Chinese martial arts and much more.
Jazz Association Society (Singapore) held a talk about the history of jazz for 35 attendees. Jazz Appreciation Talk – A Brief History of Jazz was conducted by JASS’ Senior Associate Music Director Tan Wei Xiang.
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Association organised the Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition SG X WORLD exhibition which showcased traditional items transmitted through the generations. The opening was graced by Minister for Culture, Community & Youth and Second Minister for Law Mr Edwin Tong.
Co-organised by SCCC and our arts tenant Drum Feng, A New Era was a concert that featured new music and collaborative works with well-known local percussionists and artistes of different disciplines and cultures.
Singapore University of Social Sciences held its 22nd International Conference on Chinese Language and Culture Opening Ceremony at SCCC Auditorium. The opening ceremony included the launch of Professor Eddie Kuo’s book titled Unity in Diversity: Language and Society in Singapore which he co-authored with Associate Professor Luo Futeng. 194 patrons attended the event.
(Photo: Singapore University of Social Sciences)
Federation of Art Societies (FASS) held their annual exhibition Impression Singapore – Singapore National Day Art Exhibition 2022 in SCCC Multi-Purpose Hall. The exhibition showcased both Western and Chinese artworks by more than 100 artists to reflect life in Singapore and its environmental changes, especially the difficulties during the pandemic. The exhibition attracted 350 visitors.
Sin Feng Xiang Sheng held Xu Huimin Crosstalk Show at the SCCC Auditorium. The show featured Singapore’s top crosstalk artists such as Xu Huimin, Qiu Shengyang, Huang Jiaqiang and Yan Guijuan. 734 patrons attended the shows.
Jointly organised with the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) Healthy Workplace Ecosystem and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), Energize was a series of active and wellness programme held at the SCCC Concourse featuring free workouts such as drumming fitness, cardio hip-hop dancing, Zumba dancing and Taiji exercises suitable for all ages.
SG:SW 2022 I Write the Songs
Jointly organised by Composers & Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), Ocean Butterflies Music and SCCC, the song-writing festival returned in a physical format. Participants were mentored by renowned Taiwanese lyricist, Vincent Fang, and producer-songwriter, David Wu. The festival received 282 entries by songwriters from all walks of life.
Zaobao Cultural and Creative Space: Peranakan Beadwork Workshop
In collaboration with Lianhe Zaobao, SCCC invited Mr Raymond Wong, fashion and boutique director of “Kim Choo Kueh Chang”, to impart his knowledge on Peranakan beading to the participants who tried beading items like a ring and tie clip.
Launched content on Singapore Airlines inflight entertainment system
With the reopening of borders, SCCC partnered Singapore Airlines to share three video series on local Chinese culture with their passengers. They were Try Leh, Singaporeans!, Kaki Says and Keeping Traditions Alive.
Supporting young local visual artists
To support local artists and showcase their creativity, SCCC commissioned four illustrators to give their take on local Chinese culture. Their illustrations were used on SCCC’s website and shared on SCCC’s social posts.