Every year, the Cultural Centre presents the Cultural Extravaganza that spotlights the very best of our unique Singapore Chinese culture through a series of vibrant and fun programmes ranging from performances, concerts, craft workshops and bazaars. Held over three weeks from 24 May to 15 June 2019, one can look forward to close to 30 programmes that promise a fun time in store for the family. Come kickstart the June school holidays with us and discover how our contemporary and evolving Singapore Chinese culture is intertwined in our daily lives from social practices, languages, music and other art forms.

Here are six interactive highlights which parents and children can embark on together to learn more about Singapore’s rich Chinese culture:

#1 CLAY EXPLORATION

Clay Exploration cultural extravaganza sccc[Image credit to Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre]

Date: 25 & 26 May 2019, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 3pm – 4pm | 4.15pm – 5.15pm

Date: 1 & 2 June 2019, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 2pm – 3pm

Venue: SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio, Level 6
Ticket Price: $5 per pax

Learn how to create beautiful clay art pieces to reflect our Chinese culture. Get a chance to design cheongsam, longevity bun or a baby full-moon gift package, and see your miniature artwork come to life. Parents can also accompany their children in this workshop, evoking their interest in Chinese culture and learning through play.

#2 COLOURFULLY PERANAKAN – TILE COLOURING WORKSHOP

Tile Colouring and Appreciation Workshop cultural extravaganza sccc[Image credit to The Intan]

Date: 25 May 2019, Saturday
Time: 11am – 11.30am | 2pm – 2.30pm | 4pm – 4.30pm
Venue: SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 7
Ticket Price: $5 per pax

What can be more colourful than the heritage tiles often found in Peranakan shophouses? Through this tile colouring workshop by The Intan, participants will get an in-depth understanding of the different types of tiles and motifs used by the Peranakans, with an opportunity to customise their very own tile to bring home as a souvenir.

*There will also be a display of Peranakan cultural items including kebayas, porcelain replicas, Peranakan tiles, and batik sarongs from 25 May to 9 June. Admission to the exhibition is free. This exhibition is presented by The Intan.

#3 FANTASTICK PUPPETS

traditional chinese puppetry cultural extravaganza sccc[Image credit to Dr Caroline Chia]

Date: 27 May to 9 June 2019
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: SCCC SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 7
Admission: Free

*Puppetry performances will be on 8 & 9 June 2019, Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 12.30pm

What does a Hokkien glove puppet look like? Discover the disappearing art of traditional Chinese puppetry in this exhibition that traces the evolution of the Hokkien glove puppets. Other than the opportunity to see a display of rare Hokkien glove puppets, visitors can also enjoy puppet performances by Sin Ee Lye Heng, one of the last surviving Teochew puppet troupes in Singapore; and San Chun Long, the last and oldest Hainanese puppet troupe whose history dates back to the 1920s.

#4 COMIC DRAW FOR ALL

comic drawing cultural extravaganza sccc[Image credit to Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre]

Children Session:

Date: 26 May 2019, Sunday
Time: 11am – 1pm | 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: SCCC Creative Box, Level 6
Ticket Price: $5 per pax

What is the connection between comic drawing and our culture? For the adults, learn how to transform biscuits into delightful characters through our hands-on sessions, while the younger ones can find out more about Singapore’s early builders through the drawing of our iconic Samsui women.

#5 CHINESE PERCUSSION FROM PAST TO PRESENT

Chinese Percussion cultural extravaganza sccc[Image credit to David Tan]

Date: 26 May 2019, Sunday
Time: 1pm – 2pm | 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: SCCC SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 7
Ticket Price: $5 per pax

Want to learn how to use percussion instruments to create animal sounds? Join us in this interactive workshop by Drum Feng as they share about the origin of Chinese percussion, and how traditional and modern instruments are used in their music-making.

#6 CIRCUS BY THE PEOPLE

Date: 8 June 2019, Saturday
Time: 5pm – 7pm: Circus sharing & games | 7pm – 8pm: UNBOX – A circus production

Date: 9 June 2019, Sunday
Time: 4pm – 5pm: Circus sharing & games | 6pm – 6.30pm: UNBOX – A circus production

Venue: SCCC Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1
Admission: Free

Did you know that Singapore’s amusement parks used to have spectacular circus acts by local performing troupes? Watch them make a comeback as Singapore’s very own community circus Bornfire presents UNBOX – A circus production. It promises to be an exciting showcase of juggling acts, diabolo, cry wheel and more. Join in the fun and pick up a few basic circus acts to impress your friends!


It is the one month June school break, we have compiled a list of activities and things to do this June School Holidays 2019. Click the image to find out more.

june holiday activities events for kids

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