AFN Recommends SG: SINGAPO人 Exhibit

AFN Recommends SG: SINGAPO人 Exhibit

How many languages do Singaporeans use to order kopi-c-kosong peng? What makes local cuisine so unique? Take a trip down to Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s latest exhibition SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture to learn more!

Ever wondered about the origins of Singapore’s most iconic dishes like Laksa, Chicken Rice, Chili Crab and more? Or what’s the difference between Teh C Siew Dai and Teh O Gao? Discover many facets of Singapore’s distinctive Chinese Singaporean identity with Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s permanent exhibition SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture through five specially curated interactive zones.

Step 1

Start off your interactive journey at SINGAPO人 with a pair of disposable gloves and an RFID tag that allows you to answer questions available throughout the whole exhibition and your answers will generate a customised report card with insightful information at the end of your visit.

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Step 2

Partake in an immersive multimedia feast and learn about the different iconic dishes like Kaya Toast and Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore, their origins and how they were discovered. Plus, you get to vote for your favourite Singapore dishes and learn how local words are reflected in different food names like Mee Rebus, Tahu, Loti!

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Kopitiam war, anybody? Show off your kopi-teh skills with an interactive tabletop game. Be prepared to play multiple rounds, it is very addictive!

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COVID-19 measures

Disposable gloves are provided at the exhibition entrance for all visitors. Masks must always be worn. Each group must maintain a one-metre distance from other groups. There should be no mingling across groups.



Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906


Opening Hours

2 pm – 8 pm (Monday) 

10 am – 8 pm (Tuesday to Sunday) 

*Extended opening hours until 9pm from 22 January to 28 March 2021


Free Guided Tours

English tour: 3 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Mandarin tour: 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)



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