An early head start to the Year of the Pig as Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre presents CNY Family Fun 2019

CNY Family Fun

Gear up early to welcome the Year of the Pig as the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) presents CNY Family Fun 2019《辞旧迎新合家FUN》with a slew of exciting programmes for families to prepare for the upcoming festive season. Held over 12 & 13 January 2019, one can uncover the traditions and practices behind the Spring Festival, usher in the new year with their very own terrarium and yarn art display or collect a limited-edition red packet designed by local illustrator Ah Guo with an original song by composer-pianist Peng Chi Sheng, specially commissioned by SCCC for the season.

Mr Low Sze Wee, Chief Executive Officer of SCCC said, “A key value in Chinese culture is the importance of families. As Chinese New Year is a time for reunions, we have put together activities for families to enjoy. As a special gift to the public, we have commissioned an original artwork and song for our red packet, making it SCCC’s first ‘singing red packet’. Visitors to our CNY Family Fun 2019 will be the first in Singapore to get their hands on these limited-edition collectibles.”

Fun-filled weekend for families

Families can spruce up their homes for the new year by giving old objects a new lease of life at an upcycling workshop or learn how to make a healthy CNY bento meal amidst all the festive feasting. Getting the young ones acquainted with our Chinese culture, one can participate in a CNY traditions and customs workshop, learn how to play a CNY tune on an ocarina, or even pick up lion dance to impress your CNY guests. Those seeking good fortune for the new year can also embark on a mass hunt for the real God of Fortune (Cai Shen Ye) among imposters and return his golden tael.

A musical and cultural showcase also awaits visitors as local wind percussion ensemble Reverberance presents Blast’ 19 CNY Concert, a ticketed event at the SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium. Visitors can look forward to be serenaded by guzheng and pipa performances and be entertained by Singapore local comedian host, Miss Mole, Ho Ai Ling at the SCCC SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall foyer. Other fringe programmes include lion dance performances, a Hokkien opera demonstration, and a fengshui and zodiac talk.

Rounding up the festivities is a limited-edition red packet designed by local illustrator Ah Guo, paired with a catchy tune titled The Lo Hei Song《捞鱼生》, composed by composer-pianist Peng Chi Sheng. This is SCCC’s first “singing red packet”, and pays tribute to our Singapore Chinese culture by featuring popular local New Year dish yusheng. Visitors can get their red packets either by collecting stamps when they participate in activities at the event, or take part in SCCC’s online contests on its Facebook and Instagram pages.

Those interested to see more of Ah Guo’s colourful illustrations can visit an exhibition by Ah Guo at the SCCC Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery from 12 January – 7 February 2019, or join in a storytelling workshop by the artist at the Gallery on 13 January. Families interested in singing their own version of The Lohei Song can also attend a lyrics writing and music recording workshop by Peng Chi Sheng at the SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio on 13 January.

SCCC’s CNY Family Fun 2019 will take place on 12 and 13 January 2019 (Saturday & Sunday) from 10am to 8pm.

For more information, please visit here.




CNY Family Fun 2019《辞旧迎新合家FUN》
Date: 12 to 13 January 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)
Admission Fees: Free admission, certain activities are chargeable
Pre-registration is required at here

Usher in the Year of the Pig with your family through a fun-filled weekend at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre! In the spirit of reunion, families can put their heads together in a mass hunt for the real God of Fortune (Cai Shen Ye); or join hands to learn more about our cultural traditions through a series of Chinese New Year-themed craft and cultural workshops from upcycling, bento-making to lion dancing. Families can also get together to the tunes of local wind percussion ensemble Reverberance or delight in a special exhibition by local illustrator Ah Guo – all part of a curated line-up of programmes that will appeal to all ages.

Rounding up the festivities is a limited-edition red packet designed by local illustrator Ah Guo with an original song by composer-pianist Peng Chi Sheng, specially commissioned by SCCC for the season. This is SCCC’s first “singing red packet”, and pays tribute to our Singapore Chinese culture by featuring popular local New Year dish yusheng. Visitors can get their red packets either by collecting stamps when they participate in activities at the event, or take part in SCCC’s online contests on its Facebook and Instagram pages. Whether young or old, it will definitely not be a “boar-ing” Chinese New Year for visitors to the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre!

For more details, visit here.


ACTIVITIES

Lost: The Mystery Case of Cai Shen Ye
Date: 12 to 13 January 2019
Time: 11am – 1pm, 1pm – 3pm, 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Level 1 SCCC Ho Bee Concourse
Admission Fees: Free admission but pre-registration required

An unknown evil threatens the prosperity of the new year and has kidnapped the God of Fortune (Cai Shen Ye)! In order to keep his powers from being stolen, the God of Fortune sealed them away in a gold tael and hid it somewhere. However, the mystery villain created seven replicas of the God of Fortune and now there are 8 of them wandering the realms of Hell, Earth and Heaven! You will need to find the real God of Fortune, restore his powers with the gold tael and discover the nature of the evil that threatens him.


AH GUO’S SPECIAL

So Much Fun – Ah Guo Exhibition

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Flower Boat

Date: 12 January – 7 February 2019, except 5 & 6 February 2019
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Level 2 SCCC Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
Admission Fees: Free admission and no registration required

Step into a world of Ah Guo’s colourful illustration that will appeal to the young and the old! Ah Guo is the featured artist for SCCC’s first ‘singing red packet’.

Up Close with Ah Guo and His Art
Dates: 12 to 13 January 2019
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Level 2 SCCC Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery
Admission Fees: Free admission and no registration required

Step into Ah Guo’s world of colourful illustration and be touched by the warmth and authenticity of his art. As the illustrator of the SCCC’s limited-edition red packets this year, Ah Guo will also hold a sharing session about his works on 12 Jan as well as an interactive storytelling session on 13 Jan, both held at 2pm in the SCCC Gallery.




WORKSHOPS

Upcycled Craft Making Workshop
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Upcycled Craft Making Workshop
Date: 12 to 13 January 2019
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Level 7, SCCC Multi-Purpose Hall
Admission Fees: Free admission and pre-registration required

Create your own yarn art piece and make yourself a nice tissue pouch or a container night light this Chinese New Year by attending these TERRA SG-run fun workshops. They are the perfect hands-on sessions for making creative reuse craft.

Upcycled Pallet Board Yarn Art: 10am, 11am, 2.30pm, 3.15pm
Upcycled Fabric Tissue Pouch: 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm
Upcycled Red Container Night Light: 4pm, 4.40pm, 5.20pm

Gather up your recyclables as TERRA SG is also doing a collection drive on the day as well! Items such as milk & juice paper cartons, 2L plastic bottles, small PET bottles, disused t-shirts and short and round glass jars are being called for collection.

Lion Dance Crash Course
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Lion Dance Crash Course

Date: 12 January 2019
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm (parent-child session), 3.30pm – 5.30pm (public session)
Venue: Level 1 SCCC Ho Bee Concourse
Admission Fees: Free admission and pre-registration required

Pair up with a friend or family member to learn the ropes from Feng Yi Dragon and Lion Dance Entertainment troupe. Take in the basics before proceeding to appreciate its art form and the joy of seamless teamwork with your partner. Suitable for ages 7 and above.

Let Us Celebrate Chinese New Year!” Interactive Session
Date: 12 January 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Level 6 SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio
Admission Fees: Free admission and pre-registration required

Do you know any Chinese New Year stories?
Do you know any Chinese New Year traditions and customs?
Do you know any Chinese New Year greetings to say to friends and relatives?
Come together for an interactive session to hear stories, sing songs, learn CNY greetings and play games with educators from Han Culture and Education Group.

Lyrics Writing and Music Recording Workshop
Dates: 13 January 2019
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6 SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio
Admission Fees: Free admission and pre-registration required

Welcome to this 3-hour workshop where you will learn to rewrite SCCC’s specially commissioned The Lo Hei Song. Trainers from Intune Music will share some basic literary techniques like the 4W1H, and also explain the relationship between lyrics and music. In turn, participants will share their memories and experience of CNY and brainstorm for lyrics that best suit The Lo He Song. To top it all, at the end of the workshop, you will have a chance to record your rewritten lyrics into your own New Year Song!

Paint ‘N’ Play Ocarina Parent-Child Workshop
Date: 13 January 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Level 6 SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio
Admission Fees: Free admission and Pre-registration required

Ocarina is one of the best “musical tools” to promote family bonding as its small size enables both adults and children to play it. Come 13 Jan, this Ocarina parent-child workshop will teach you how to play and paint on this instrument.

Additionally, this workshop which is specially designed for first-timers, will introduce you to Ocarina’s history as well as give you the opportunity to perform with the musicians on stage.

Healthy Bento Making Workshop
Date: 12 January 2019
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, SCCC Resource Centre
Admision Fees: Tickets at $12 in groups of 4 from Eventbrite.

The instructor will share tips for healthy living and eating and to identify various lifestyle illnesses and discuss their causes such as whether sugar is the culprit of obesity. Upon understanding the meaning of “healthy”, participants will break into groups of four and create their own bento with imagination and flair. Participants are encouraged to form groups of 4 to attend this workshop.

Shrink Art Workshop
Date: 12 January 2019
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Level 6 SCCC Resource Centre
Admission Fees: Free admission and pre-registration required

Witness the magical transformation of plastic sheet into hardened plastic art. After the workshop, you can attach your plastic artwork to a keychain and turn it into a functional accessory.

Terrarium Workshop
Date: 13 January 2019
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Level 6, SCCC Resource Centre
Admission Fees: Tickets at $5 each from Eventbrite.

One of the easiest plants to manage, the terrarium will add a dash of greenery to your home for this Chinese New Year.

Zentangle Drawing Workshop
Date: 13 January 2019
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Level 6, SCCC Resource Centre
Admision Fees: Free admission and pre-registration required

Zetangle drawing is a form of art therapy to enhance relaxation and self-discovery. Soothe your senses by creating images like the 12 animals of Chinese zodiac.


CULTURAL PERFORMANCES AND FRINGE ACTIVITIES 

Dates: 12 to 13 January 2019
Time: 10.50am – 6pm
Venue: Level 7, SCCC SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall Foyer
Admission Fees: Free admission and no registration required

12 January 2019
Stage activities:
10.50am: Lion Dance Opening by Feng Yi Dragon & Lion Dance Entertainment troupe
11am: Guzheng and Pipa Chinese Music Performance by Cheah Pei Qi & Cheah Xue Qi
1pm: CNY Skit “To Come Home” by “Miss Mole” Ho Ai Ling
2.30pm: Fengshui Talk: Your Ultimate Guide to Year of the Pig by Master Goh Guan Leong
5pm: Mini Concert featuring Tay Sia Yeun, Peng Chi Sheng and Aaron Matthew Lim by Intune Music

13 January 2019
10.50am: Chinese Wind and Percussion Opening by Reverberance
11am: The Fun of Riddle by Riddles Association
1pm: Ocarina Performance by Ocarina House
3pm: Hokkien Opera Performance by Do Opera
5pm: The Fun of Riddle by Riddles Association

12 to 13 January 2019
Fringe activities:
1pm – 5pm: Finger Painting by Event Arts and Chinese Calligraphy by Life Arts Society

Food tasting stations:
1.30pm – 4.30pm: Muah Chee, Kacang Puteh and Pop Corn


SCCC LIMITED-EDITION RED PACKET REDEMPTION

Dates: 12 to 13 January 2019
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Level 7 SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall Foyer

Like to get your hands on SCCC’s first “singing red packet” designed by Ah Guo with an original song by composer-pianist Peng Chi Sheng? All you have to do is participate in our “CNY Family Fun 2019” and receive one stamp for every event that you take part in. You can also receive a stamp if you complete a survey form after the event.

In addition, you will be able to get stamps by following SCCC’s Facebook or Instagram pages. Collect a total of 10 stamps to redeem a packet of SCCC limited-edition red packet. Collect 16 stamps and you can redeem 2 packets! Red packets are redeemable on a first-come-first serve basis, while stocks last.


CONCERT

Blast’19 A Chinese New Year Concert by Reverberance

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year Concert

Date: 13 January 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Level 9 SCCC Auditorium
Admission Fees: Tickets from Apactix ($15 – $25)

Blast’19, presented by Reverberance, celebrates Chinese New Year through the musical medium of wind and percussion instruments. Blast’19 will also feature various local composers’ commissioned works as well as works that have never been performed. Drummers from our Silver Ensemble will also be displaying their stunning percussion skills.

Come enjoy this exhilarating concert and experience the power of young musicians. Tickets at $15 and $25 are on sale at Apactix.

ONLINE CONTESTS 

SCCC Online Contests – CNY Flatlay and Outfit Of the Day (OOTD)
From 26 January – 7 February 2019

SCCC will run two contests on its Facebook and Instagram pages specially for netizens! The CNY Flatlay contest will run from 26 Jan 2019 to 4 Feb 2019; and the OOTD contest will be from 5 Feb to 7 Feb.

Participants of the Flatlay contest will have to submit their CNY flatlay photos comprising decorations or food, reunion dinner, etc with captions of what CNY means to them. Similarly, participants of OOTD will have to submit their OOTD pictures with captions of what CNY means to them.

Entries must hashtag #sccc and #cnyfamilyfun in their photos and make the post public, and like / follow SCCC’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Winners stand to win attractive prizes!

Visit here for further details and updates.

Schools Pitch Off for SCCC’s The Lo Hei Song

20 January to 17 February 2019

Can’t get enough of the catchy SCCC The Lo Hei Song? Students can record their singing of the jingle on video, and send in the best rendition to Pitch Off with other schools! The most innovative submission will stand to win attractive prizes.

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