SINGAPORE, 3 February 2022 – Carrying on the tradition, the Spring Reception 2022 continued to be held virtually with approximately 220 guests on the third day of the Chinese New Year to celebrate the prosperous and bountiful Year of the Tiger.
Jointly organised by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), this annual event gathered key representatives from the local Chinese community and various ethnic groups to exchange well-wishes and share common aspirations for the new year.
Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong, Chairman of SCCC Mr Chua Thian Poh and President of SFCCA Mr Thomas Chua sent warm wishes to the community in their respective pre-recorded Chinese New Year addresses. Political leaders in attendance include Minister Ong Ye Kung, Minister Josephine Teo, Minister Edwin Tong, Minister of State Sun Xueling, Minister of State Desmond Tan, Minister of State Gan Siow Huang and Mayor of North West District Alex Yam.
This year also marks a significant milestone for SCCC as it celebrates its 5th anniversary. “In a blink of an eye, it is the 5 th anniversary of our opening this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your strong and generous support. It has enabled us to achieve greater milestones,” said Mr Chua Thian Poh. He also shared five directions which the Centre will focus on to enhance visitors’ experience of Chinese Singaporean culture, including new programmes and enhanced accessibility features for audiences with different needs.
Separately, President of SFCCA, Mr Thomas Chua also mentioned how the organisation has adapted their working model and accelerated digital transformation the past year. “ Adopting a mindset of ‘living with COVID’, SFCCA has leveraged on digital technology and new media to push for a hybrid working model so that we can turn the challenges and inconveniences brought about by the coronavirus into new opportunities for innovation and change,” said Mr Thomas Chua.
Adding on to the festive atmosphere, guests also enjoyed cultural performances by young award-winning percussion ensemble, Drum Feng, prominent Teochew opera troupe Nam Hwa Opera, street dance performances by NOOOICE, as well as an multi-cultural performance from yIN Harmony.
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