Discover Chinese Singapore culture and take a trip to see how geography, economics, and politics played a part in influencing the present-day Chinese Singaporean identity.
This permanent exhibition at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre is one of the most interactive exhibitions we've been to with stories brought to life through videos, games, and interactive stations.
The casual and fun style makes the information presented very accessible, and kids will have a ball discovering new things in every zone with a surprise at seemingly every corner!
The exhibition is divided into five zones that highlight factors that have contributed to the Chinese Singaporean identity such as language, food, art, and popular culture.
For safety, all visitors are provided with disposable gloves.
Pick up a RFID wristband before you begin.
You'll be using the RFID tags at interactive stations throughout the exhibition to vote on polls, play games, and get a fun customized report based on your activity at the end.
Vote for your favorite dish with your RFID tag.
The exhibition starts off with a visual treat right away with a video wall.
This zone explores how geography, economics, and politics played a part in crafting the present-day Chinese Singaporean identity.
Starting from the early migrants, to a life under the British, and as an independent Singapore.
You'll get some fun facts about the likely occupations of the early Chinese migrants based on their dialects and hometowns.
Our great-grandfathers would have held these jobs when they first arrived in Singapore!
See how traditions and way of life was passed down from one generation to the next.
Try opening the doors and windows, there's a surprise behind every one of them!
Items commonly seen at various Chinese festivals and traditions in Singapore.
This zone is all about what happens when cultures come together.
Learn how the interactions of members of different dialects with each other and non-Chinese residents resulted in a unique lingo, culture, and a wide variety of delicious cuisine.
Try your hand at the interactive kopi-making game and compete to see who can complete the orders the fastest. it's harder than it looks!
At the food projection table, you'll learn how our local cuisine evolved from exchanges between different cultures.
Explore Chinese Singaporean milestones, history, and stories at the interactive multimedia screen.
In this zone, you'll see how Singapore's food, art, and popular culture were influenced by languages, religions, and exposure to multicultural worldviews.
Step into a futuristic zone where a conveyor belt transports brands and people that are familiar to Singaporeans such as Old Chang Kee, BreadTalk, and JJ Lin.
This is also the final stop and where you can get scan your RFID tag to get a fun report based on your responses at the interactive booths.
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
1 Straits Boulevard
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am-8pm
Extended opening hours until 9pm from 22 Jan to 28 Mar 2021.
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