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29 February, 2020

Singapore, 29 February 2020 – The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre unveiled its inaugural permanent exhibition SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture today, boasting interactive and engaging exhibits that casts a refreshing spotlight on how Singapore’s distinctive Chinese culture has been shaped by our Chinese heritage, cultural interactions and public policies, thus leading it to evolve differently from other Chinese communities in the world.

SINGAPO: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture was launched by guest of honour Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong,
who is also Patron of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
(L to R: Ms Grace Fu, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth; Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong;
and Mr Chua Thian Poh, Chairman of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre)

SINGAPO: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture, which comprises five curated zones, examines traits of the Chinese Singaporean community – those originating from China which have been continued, or have evolved; and distinctive traits that have developed in multi-cultural Singapore. Through artefacts and community loans, the exhibition looks at how Chinese cultural elements are interwoven in our everyday lives, inviting visitors to find out more about their cultural identity through food, language and the festivals we celebrate.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong answers a survey on our local culture using an RFID tag, and compiled responses are used to generate a customised report card at the end of the exhibition experience. (Image credit to SCCC)
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong puts his Singaporean coffeeshop lingo to the test in an exciting kopitiam-inspired game (Image credit to SCCC)

SINGAPO: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture opens from 1 March 2020, and is located at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2. Admission is free. For more information, please visit https://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/.

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