SINGAPORE, 14 January 2022 – From how to properly greet your elders to a glossary of all our favourite Chinese New Year goodies, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) provides you with all you need to know to navigate this festive season with poise.
To kick off our celebrations for the Year of the Tiger, SCCC has prepared a roaring line-up of exciting programmes and exhibitions.
A Fresh Take on Traditions and Customs
Don’t know how to greet your elders during Chinese New Year or not too sure what to say when tossing your yusheng ingredients? SCCC’s one-stop Chinese New Year online guide will definitely be all you need to breeze through and impress friends and family during this festive season! From conversation starters to taboos, the guide is everything you’ll need for Chinese New Year, complete with a wide variety of cultural stories and interactive quizzes. Check it out at festivefever.singaporeccc.org.sg/chinese-new-year.
Creative Collaboration with Local Artists
As part of SCCC’s efforts to showcase local creativity, the Centre is collaborating with artists such as Ang Ku Kueh Girl and Friends founder Wang Shijia, calligraphy master Yong Cheong Thye, and illustrator Toby Tan (Tobyato).
Life is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl captures the adorable antics and adventures of the lovable cartoon character Ang Ku Kueh Girl. Through a series of illustrations created and written by Wang Shijia, this exhibition showcases Ang Ku Kueh Girl discovering the true source of happiness and beauty through everyday events in her daily life. Visitors can catch the exhibition at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Level 9 and 10 Foyer till 30 June 2022. Admission is free.
Visitors may also download the Ang Ku Kueh Girl and Friends sticker pack for free from Google Play store, Apple App store and Telegram. Fun and festive, this unique sticker pack provides a refreshing way to send Chinese New Year greetings to loved ones. It can be used on WhatsApp and Telegram, and consists of 10 bilingual stickers.
Featuring five unique designs that is a blend of traditional and modern art, SCCC has paired 76-year-old Yong Cheong Thye with 28-year-old Toby Tan (Tobyato) to create an exclusive design for SCCC’s CNY red packet for 2022.
Each packet has a digitally stenciled tiger interacting with the Chinese character fu written in the five main calligraphic scripts. The latter shows how Chinese characters have evolved through the centuries, from the earliest oracle bone script to later developments like seal, regular, running and cursive scripts. They reflect changes in our ways of life over time, just as how our culture is ever-evolving. Visitors may redeem a free set of these limited-edition red packets by heading down to the reception at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Level 1. Each set comprises all five designs, and will be available till 15 February 2022, while stocks last.
Keeping Our Cultural Heritage Alive
Lastly, One of Us, All of Us is an exhibition that offers a new perspective on local dialect cultures. Based on the highly popular One of Us video series that highlighted the five major Chinese dialect groups in Singapore, this exhibition captures the stories of people who are making waves in promoting and developing dialect cultures. This free exhibition will be held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1 till 31 March 2022.
“Chinese New Year is a common experience shared by all Chinese Singaporeans. Through CNY programmes, we hope to show that our distinctive local Chinese culture is both vibrant and ever-evolving,” said Low Sze Wee, CEO of SCCC.
With a myriad of programmes and offerings, SCCC is the perfect place to bask in the Chinese New Year festivities with friends and family this year. For more information about the above-mentioned programmes, head to https://singaporeccc.org.sg/events/.
ABOUT SINGAPORE CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre collaborates with arts and cultural groups and community partners to promote and develop local Chinese culture. Through engaging and accessible content, we hope to nurture greater appreciation of our multi-cultural identity and a stronger sense of belonging.
Opened by our Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 19 May 2017, our Centre located in the heart of the city welcomes everyone to enjoy exhibitions, fairs, performances, seminars, talks, workshops and other cultural activities throughout the year.
For more information, please visit https://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/.
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