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Ways of Being

This heart-warming video series reflects upon 10 values cherished by the local Chinese community.

Kaki Says

The popular series returns with Kaki introducing two lesser-known festivals – Nine Emperor Gods and Tua Pek Gong Festivals.

Food CSI

Food CSI features a variety of popular dishes and their history. In collaboration with Science Centre Singapore, experiments were conducted to see how taste might be affected by changes in the cooking processes.

We Are…

We invited local artistes Annette Lee and Benjamin Kheng to share their take on being Chinese Singaporean through their We Are… music video. It was launched on 4 Jan and has garnered over 5.8mil views in three months.

Festive Fever microsite

Festive Fever is a one-stop platform to navigate the dos and don’ts of our various traditional festivals. The all-in-one microsite started with  Chinese New Year and has since expanded to include other festivals such as Qingming and Duanwu.

Events and Exhibitions

Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award

Renowned conductor Dr Tay Teow Kiat and Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble were the individual and organisation recipients of the 5th Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Awards. Minister for Culture, Community & Youth and Second Minister for Law Mr Edwin Tong presented the award at SCCC on 13 May 2022. We received 60 nominations, the highest number of nominations over the past five editions.

School Holiday Programmes

SCCC developed several school holiday programmes for parents and their children. They learnt about Chinese Singaporean culture through engaging activities such as interactive quizzes and craftwork.

Tours for Educators

Tours for educators, conducted during school holidays, included a visit  to the SINGAPO人 exhibition, applications for classroom teaching and sharing of SCCC’s learning resources and programmes. 

The Nursery Rhymes Project 3

Jointly presented with The Theatre Practice, the third instalment of The Nursery Rhymes Project featured 12 Mandarin nursery rhymes. Adding local flavour to the imaginative wonders of nursery rhymes, the project included a brand-new illustrated lyric book by popular Singaporean illustrator Lee Kow Fong (Ah Guo).

One of Us, All of Us Travelling Exhibition

Our popular One of Us, All of Us exhibition on local dialect culture was featured at Chinatown’s Five-Footway Festival organised by the Chinatown Business Association. The exhibition attracted 12,000 visitors from 11 to 19 Mar.

(Photo: Chinatown Singapore)

Secret Ingredients Travelling Exhibition

The all-time favourite Secret Ingredients travelling exhibition was displayed for the first time at an international school (Dover Court International School). The exhibition was well-received and featured on the school’s website. 

Community Events

16th National Day Sing-along

About 1,200 participants gathered at Toa Payoh HDB Hub Square Mall for the 16th National Day Sing-Along. The event was graced by Ms Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower. Singers included Zuo En, Yutaki Ong, Irwin and Idah. 

Public lectures

SCCC organised public lectures regularly to provide an educational platform for experts to share their knowledge of and research in Chinese Singaporean culture.

We had our first collaboration with China Cultural Centre with the launch of the Sino-Selat Stories lecture series. Speakers Mr Kua Bak Lim and Professor Li Liangyi shared the beauty of Singapore and Chinese landscapes through poetry and couplets. There were 315 onsite attendees and 7,400 online viewers. 

Together with Yale-NUS (National University of Singapore), SCCC jointly presented What it Means to be Ethnically Chinese in Singapore? lecture series. The speaker of the inaugural session is Professor Wang Gungwu. The talk was attended by 143 onsite participants and 392 online viewers.

Spring Reception 2023

Jointly presented by SCCC and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, about 700 representatives from the local Chinese community gathered at SCCC on the third day of Chinese New Year to usher in the Year of the Rabbit with Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law Mr Edwin Tong. 

River HongBao Singapore Talent Night 2023

Co-presented by SCCC and River HongBao 2023, Singapore Talent Night featured an array of traditional and modern performances by local artistes and cultural groups.

Programmes for seniors

SCCC organised My Food Memory Journey Workshops for seniors to appreciate our multi-cultural identity and nurture a stronger sense of belonging. We also partnered National Arts Council to deliver Telling Your Stories, Sharing Your Memories, a series of senior participatory workshops to advocate the value of arts to seniors. The programmes included a SINGAPO人 exhibition guided tour for participants to engage with their own identities and memories through activities and a story-telling finale.

Outreach to vulnerable groups 

60 volunteer guides conducted 50 in-person and virtual guided tours for  over 1,500 participants. There were also special tours for individuals with dementia, stroke and intellectual disabilities.