About Secret Ingredients and SINGAPO人 Online

About Secret Ingredients and SINGAPO人 Online (Media Factsheet)

About Secret Ingredients and SINGAPO人 Online (Media Factsheet) - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

About Secret Ingredients and SINGAPO人 Online (Media Factsheet)


About Secret Ingredients and SINGAPO人 Online


Secret Ingredients travelling exhibition 

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Embark on a mission and uncover the secret ingredients behind our local hawker dishes at the Secret Ingredients travelling exhibition. Visitors will put on their “detective” hats, decoding each of these iconic dishes by scanning the QR code and going around the different stations where they are put into different scenarios:


  • – Yong Tau Foo – A vandal left clues to the dish’s secret at the graffiti crime scene. Follow the leads and discover the surprising origins of this local delicacy.
  • – Kaya Toast and Nanyang Kopi – Watch out for cracked eggs and tossed toasts at the crime scene! Time to investigate and learn the influences behind this signature breakfast.
  • – Char Kway Teow – Is this a Hokkien or Teochew dish? Connect the dots at the detective wall and piece together the story of Char Kway Teow. 
  • – Hokkien Mee – Legend has it that Hokkien Mee originated from Rochor. Agents have been  sent into  the field to interview potential witnesses. 
  • – Laksa – Time to hunt down the origins of the dish’s name. With three different variations, which is the correct one? 
  • – Hainanese Curry Rice – Deconstruct this messy but mouthwatering dish with clues on the detective wall.
  • – Bak Kut Teh – Uncover the different shades of this dish at the forensics lab.
  • – Hainanese Chicken Rice – Discover how Hainanese chicken rice became one of Singapore’s iconic national dishes.


The exhibition is travelling to the heartlands in the next two years and will be heading to these locations:


No. Venue Duration (Start to End Date)
1 Waterway Point B2 The Cove 1 – 31 March
2 OUE Downtown Gallery 1 – 31 May
3 Chinatown Point 1 – 30 June
4 Plaza Singapura 1 – 31 July
5 SingPost Centre  1 – 31 August
6 Causeway Point  1 – 11 September
7 Catholic High (The exhibition is not open to public in Catholic High School.)  13 – 23 September
8 Metropolis  1 – 31 October


Visitors can head to https://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/ for the updated list of venues for the exhibition. 




Image: Homepage of SINGAPO人 Online


Embark on an immersive virtual journey to discover, or rediscover, our Chinese Singaporean culture through SCCC’s brand new SINGAPO人 Online interactive microsite. A resource companion for visitors of all ages, SINGAPO人 Online enables them to gain a deeper understanding of all things Chinese Singaporean through seven different chapters, covering history, values, festivals, phrases, food, and cultural creations by Chinese Singaporeans. 


Highlights of the microsite include:

  • – Witness how Chinese Singaporean culture has evolved over the years 
  • – Put your knowledge of auspicious sayings when tossing the yusheng to the test
  • – Create your own virtual local dishes like Hainanese chicken rice and kaya toast 
  • – Discover the secret hidden in our $50 note
  • – Design your own “porcelain vase”


Users can also take a sneak peek of the SINGAPO人 exhibition through the microsite before planning their trip down to the Centre. They can also tap into the website’s resources to enhance and deepen their understanding during or after their visit to the Centre.


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