Inside the Chinese Singaporean – The Evolution of our Culture and Heritage

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Inside the Chinese Singaporean – The Evolution of our Culture and Heritage

Inside the Chinese Singaporean

The Chinese Singaporean identity today is a result of generations of intercultural influences. Through a walking trail of buildings, arts and food, we will bring you on a journey of discovery, to find out the level of ‘chinese-ness’ Chinese Singaporean are.

Starting off with the SINGAPO人 exhibition which sets the context of the tour, we continue exploring the themes of the exhibition zones by embarking on a walking trail to Telok Ayer – the backbone of development of the Chinese migrant community in early Singapore.

  • What Makes Us, “Us” – Behind the skyscrapers, conserved buildings, sculptures and green spaces is the story of how urban planners shape our Singapore image on the global stage;
  • Beyond Generations – What roles did clans play in shaping the Chinese Singaporean identity and how much of these remains for us?
  • When Cultures Meet – How did a Methodist church and mosque come to be in the heart of Telok Ayer? What role does a Chinese temple play in the past and present
  • Made in Singapore – Do you know that local favourite Hainanese Chicken Rice is a made in Singapore dish? Indulge in some local delicacies and learn about their origins.

Why join this tour?

  • Explore the identities and culture of the Chinese Singaporean
  • Learn how Singapore preserve its heritage and roots while advancing towards the future.
  • Deepen appreciation and understanding of our local buildings, sculptures, and food
  • Satisfied bellies and an understanding on the origins of local food (samplers provided) at Lau Pa Sat

Trail fees (excluding GST)

  • For join in session: $30 per pax, minimum 12pax to commence;
  • For guaranteed, private sessions: $600 nett for up to 20pax
    *Price includes sampler snacks up to $5 per pax
    *Tribe is a non-GST company and prices are all nett prices
  • Please note that there will be price changes for starting from 1 October 2021. Each pax will be $50; minimum 6pax to commence. For customised tours, minimum fee is $35/pax onwards, subject to group size and the level of customisation. For more information, please email to [email protected].
  • This tour is eligible for Singapore Rediscovers Vouchers

Route of Trail

SCCC SINGAPO人 Exhibition -> Public Art Installation at Capital Tower -> Maxwell Chamber -> Nanyang Hakka Federation -> Telok Ayer Park -> Chinese Methodist Church -> Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Temple


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Event Date & Time

Jul 10, 2021 - Dec 25, 2021

English Trail: Every 2nd Saturday, 10am to 1pm
10 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sep. 9 Oct, 13 Nov, 11 Dec

Mandarin Trail: Every last Saturday, 10am to 1pm
24 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 27 Nov, 25 Dec


Meeting Place: Singapore Chinese Culture Centre Lobby Level 1

Note: The tour ends at Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat

Event Language

Conducted in English & Mandarin

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