Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Ushers In The Year of The Rabbit With A Cute (Tu)gether Art Installation



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Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden comes alive with a spectacular rabbit-themed art installation exhibition, (Tu)gether, to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden
Dates: 18 Dec 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
Admission: Free

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) ushers in the Year of The Rabbit with a cheekily named art installation exhibition, (Tu)gether, that is cute and full of photo opportunities. 

Featuring Cute Characters & More

The mixed-media artwork located at the Roof Garden of the centre presents a cast of characters from Chinese New Year mythology. These characters will showcase local Chinese New Year practices enjoyed together with family and friends.

  • Tu Zai - In Chinese culture, the rabbit is closely associated with the moon and is a known close companion for the moon goddess. They are also considered a symbol of longevity.
  • Nian Mei - In traditional Chinese mythology, the monster Nian is one of the key¬†characters related to the Chinese New Year and many of its customs.
  • Ong Lai - Derived from the Hokkien term for Pineapple, which is a commonly seen¬†fruit during Chinese New Year symbolising good fortune.

Special Light Shows

On selected Saturday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, visitors can also look forward to special light shows with narration of the story of Tu Zai’s journey home to celebrate Chinese New Year with his family and friends.

The shows will happen on  7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 25 Feb and 25 Mar 2023. 

SCCC CNY Red Packet 2023

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and the artists of (Tu)gether - Fiona Koh and Warren Khong had created a uniquely red-and-gold packet featuring the loveable cast from the exhibition.

The illustrations feature the various ways Chinese New Year is celebrated in Singapore, such as the tossing of yusheng, giving red packets, exchange of mandarin oranges, lion dance performances and reunion dinner.

The various red packets are emblazoned with auspicious Chinese sayings such as‚ÄĚ wan¬†shi ru yi‚ÄĚ (šłášļ茶āśĄŹ), which means ‚ÄúGood luck in everything‚ÄĚ, making it an excellent gift¬†for a prosperous new year. Additionally, each set consists of two blank red packets along¬†with two pieces of stickers to allow you to create your own personalised red packet.

*EXTRA* An Online Survival Guide for CNY

Still trying to figure out the Chinese New Year practices, festive greetings and how to address your relatives? Festive Fever is SCCC's one-stop information portal which contains all the know-how to help Singaporeans navigate the intricate Chinese New Year practices. 

From the yusheng guide to taboos, the all-encompassing online guide provides the knowledge you will need for Chinese New Year, including recommended playlists to get you into the celebratory mood.

To spice up your Chinese New Year greetings to loved ones, you may download the (Tu)gether sticker pack for free from the Festive Fever microsite. The 12 adorable stickers of various designs are available for use on WhatsApp and Telegram.

Admission

(Tu)gether exhibition will be held at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden from now till 31 March 2023 from 10am to 10pm daily. Admission to both the exhibition and light shows are free.

Redeem the limited-edition red packets by heading down to the reception at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Level 1before 5 February 2023 (the last day of Chinese New Year) while stocks last.

 



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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