Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Unveils It’s (Tu)gether Art Installation with a Premiere of 我们是…(We Are…) by Annette Lee and Benjamin Kheng

The Year of The Rabbit has got the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) filled with cute bunnies around the premises. As part of this year’s Chinese New Year festivities, the organisation has prepared an exciting line-up of programmes just for you!

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Credits: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

(Tu)gether is a Rabbit-Themed Art Installation created by local design studio – Whisky and Foxtrot LLP, Fiona Koh and Warren Khong highlighting Chinese New Year practices in Singapore. The mixed-media artwork presents characters from Chinese mythologies such as Tu Zai (rabbit), Ong Lai (pineapple), and Nian Mei, who celebrate friendship and family during the festive season. Look out for the special light shows on selected Saturday evenings with the narration of Tu Zai’s journey home to celebrate Chinese New Year with his family and friends.

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Credits: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

SCCC in collaboration with Fiona Koh and Warren Khong, created unique red-and-gold packets that showcase how Chinese New Year is celebrated in Singapore. These images are, the tossing of yusheng, giving red packets, exchanging of mandarin oranges, lion dance performances and reunion dinner. Each set includes two blank packets with stickers to allow participants to create their very own personalised red packets. Packets are also emblazoned with auspicious Chinese sayings such as 万事如意 (Good luck in everything), making it an excellent gift for a prosperous new year.You could redeem them by heading down to the reception on Level 1, SCCC from now till 5 February 2023, while stocks last!

Collaborating with SCCC to highlight the distinctiveness of the Chinese culture, local singer-songwriters Annette Lee and Benjamin Kheng released their musical interpretation of being Chinese Singaporeans and how it incapsulated in their lives growing up celebrating Chinese New Year. In 我们是… (We Are…), Annette and Benjamin gave their unique take through an upbeat comedic song about their shared experiences including Chinese cuisines, superstitions and even speaking perfect mandarin.

If you are curious about Chinese customs in Singapore or looking for activities this upcoming holiday season, check out SCCC’s official microsite – Festive Fever, the one-stop information portal which contains all the know-how to help Singaporeans navigate the intricate Chinese New Year practices. Do visit SCCC’s official Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to get the latest updates on the festivities!

The Fifth Parlour would like to thank Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre for inviting us to the Launch of (Tu)gether Art Installation as well as the We Are…MV Listening Party.

(Tu)gether Rabbit-Themed Art Installation

Date: 18 December 2022 till 31 March 2023

Time: 10am to 10pm daily

Light Shows

Date: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 25 Feb & 25 March 2023

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm (in English and Mandarin with a meet-and-greet session)

Venue: Roof Level, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden

Admission: Free

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