SINGAPORE, 1 March 2022 – Bringing its award-winning exhibition closer to the community, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC)’s SINGAPO人 exhibition is going to the heartlands and to the comfort of your homes from 1 March and 7 March 2022 respectively. As part of SCCC’s continuous efforts to promote our distinctive Chinese Singaporean culture, we’re making our permanent exhibition more accessible to the community, by converting it to a microsite as well as an interactive travelling exhibition titled, Secret Ingredients.
Celebrating the launch of the Secret Ingredients exhibition, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Mr Desmond Tan, joined Chairman Mr Chua Thian Poh, CEO Mr Low Sze Wee, and Programme Director Mr Lee Ee Wurn at Waterway Point, the first location for the Secret Ingredients travelling exhibition.
A Mobile SINGAPO人 Exhibition – Experience Our Culture Through Food
As a nation rooted in multi-cultural, food is a great unifier across different ethnicities in Singapore. That’s a key reason for using food as the theme for the Secret Ingredients travelling exhibition, which offers an interactive and fun experience to discover the origins of our beloved hawker dishes.
This exhibition invites visitors to put on their detective hats as they decode the “secret ingredients” of each dish. They will find different investigative scenarios like coming across yong tau foo at a “crime scene”, analysing the different colours of bak kut teh in a “forensics lab”.
The Secret Ingredients will be heading to various locations in Singapore, such as shopping malls and schools for the next two years. Youths and families with young children can look forward to an immersive and fun adventure, while learning more about the cultural significance of these hawker dishes.
“Hawker food is more than just food – it is a legacy that binds us to our ancestors who brought the very first hawker dishes to our shores. We can’t imagine life without our hawker food, which has served generations of people from all walks of life. It is a celebration of our multicultural society, which is the source of some of our beloved hawker dishes like chicken rice, laksa and char kway teow. I am grateful for Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s efforts to share more about our rich hawker culture with the community through its ‘Secret Ingredients’ exhibition in a fun and informative manner,” said Mr Desmond Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment.
SINGAPO人 Goes Online – Improving Accessibility Through A Digital Platform
SINGAPO人 will also be made available online through a brand new microsite, SINGAPO人 Online (URL: https://singaporen.singaporeccc.org.sg/) from 7 March onwards. Spanning different aspects of our daily lives, the microsite will provide a unique learning experience to rediscover our distinctive local Chinese culture, through games, videos, fun facts, and in-depth articles.
SINGAPO人 Online is a great resource for students, educators, and parents to learn about the evolution of our Chinese Singaporean culture across time. It is also the perfect way to find out more about our local Chinese culture before (or after) visiting our Centre’s SINGAPO人 exhibition.
“Similar to how our lives have evolved, the way we present our culture must also keep up with the times and the progress of technology. The Secret Ingredients travelling exhibition and SINGAPO人 Online are both important initiatives in bringing our distinctive local Chinese culture closer to Singaporeans’ homes and their hearts. We hope that the public will enjoy the interactivity of both programmes and discover our local Chinese culture in a new light,” said Mr Low Sze Wee.
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