Singapore, 29 September 2014 – Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong is the Guest-of-Honor and will officiate the ground-breaking ceremony of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) on 29th September 2014, 1 pm at Singapore Conference Hall. Also a Patron to the Centre, PM Lee had announced the government’s support to the proposal by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association in setting up the Centre during the 2012 Lunar New Year celebration.
There will be close to 300 guests attending the event on that day, including cabinet ministers, members of parliament, government officials, arts and cultural groups, clan associations and representatives of local ethnic groups. They all show much interest, attention and high hopes for the Centre and on this project.
The completed Centre will have 11 floors, with the following facilities:
- At the ground floor, a cafeteria and a 950 sq.m open space for holding regular cultural events;
- On the 2nd floor is a 450 sq.m gallery;
- A car park for 270 cars is located on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floor;
- A recital hall with a seating capacity of 150 and a 200 sq.m resource cum reading room are located on the 6th floor;
- On the 7th and 8th floor is a multi-purpose hall with 500 banquet seating capacity, which can be used for group activities like seminars, lectures and competitions;
- An auditorium of high acoustic standard with 530 seats is located on the 9th and 10th floor which will stage music, theatre or opera performances;
- Offices are located at the 11th floor and above which is a roof garden.
Mr Chua Thian Poh, Chairman of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre said in his speech: “The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre is an important project to build cohesiveness amongst the Chinese community and to encourage integration amongst all races in Singapore. The construction of the Centre is expected to be completed in 2016. Its completion will mark the beginning of a new era in Singapore’s cultural history. The Centre’s facilities are designed to host a myriad of activities such as arts and cultural performances, conferences and exhibitions. These activities and events will delight arts enthusiasts and contribute toward building a vibrant and flourishing cultural society for Singapore”.
CHOO THIAM SIEW
Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre