About Permanent Exhibition

What Does It Mean To Be Chinese Singaporean?


The Chinese Singaporean identity is complex and always changing. Singapore is a Chinese majority nation-state with a significant proportion of non-Chinese. At the same time, Singapore is in Southeast Asia, a region with many ethnic groups, of which the Chinese form a small part of the overall population.

After interacting with diverse influences over many years, Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world. No matter who you are, there is always room to discover (and rediscover) what it means to be a Chinese Singapo人.

Gallery Opening Hours

Daily: 10:00 – 20:00

Guided Tour timings

English Tour 14:00 – 15:00 (Sat – Sun)
Chinese Tour 15:00 – 16:00 (Sat – Sun)

Admission Rule

Admission is free


Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
SCCC Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
1 Straits Boulevard Singapore 018906

Free Admission to the Gallery

2pm – 8pm (Monday)
10am – 8pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
Getting Here

  • Our galleries are fully accessible for wheelchairs and the elderly.
  • Baby strollers are permitted in the gallery.
  • Guided tours are available on weekends. Find out more here.



Gallery Etiquette

We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery, where Chinese Singaporean culture comes alive. Our visitor guidelines and below can help orientate you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your experience.

  • Food and drink are not allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the gallery or in the building.
  • The gallery operates closed circuit video monitoring for the safety of the exhibits and the public.
  • Video and photography are permitted for personal, non-commercial use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
  • Please note that visitors to the gallery may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By attending, you grant the gallery permission to use photographs and/or audio visual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.

Check out our animated video about gallery etiquette below:

Can’t visit SCCC in person? Be sure to explore our website for resources that connect you with our exhibition and programmes, and more.

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