Curated by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) , around 200 invited guests were present at the opening launch of “New World, New Life” Exhibition. Minister of Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung officiated the opening launch at Ho Bee Concourse at Level 1 of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
The exhibition, supported by Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning and Singapore Bicentennial Office, is also the biggest and longest multi-sensory exhibition ever held in 33 years of SFCCA’s history.
The exhibition content that spans across two centuries with a rich collection of exhibits on display, including a medical book from the Guangxu Year of the Qing Dynasty, digital copies of the earliest primer in Singapore National Library’s collection, as well as school badges, student handbooks, commemorative albums and graduation certificates used in the 1950s by the various schools set up by clan associations.
Curated to commemorate Singapore Bicentennial in 2019 and pay homage to our forefathers, the 260-square-meter-exhibition will be open daily from 11:30am to 6.00pm to the public starting from 19th November 2018 until 28th April 2019 at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Level 1 Ho Bee Concourse. Between January to April next year, 106 trained youth ambassadors will also be offering guided tours for Secondary 1 and 2 students to explore the life of these early Chinese immigrants.
The “New World, New Life” exhibition is the first project under SFCCA’s “Unsung Heroes” Series, which aims to pay tribute to the forefathers of Singapore and strives to shape Singapore’s youth to become the “Unsung Heroes” of tomorrow. With an exciting line-up of programmes featuring heritage trails and theatrical performance ready to launch next year, Singaporeans can look forward to an immersive experience of reflecting on the contributions of our founding forefathers.