Photo credit: SCCC

Cultural Extravaganza 2022 to return with Xinyao musical, insta-worthy installations, and more

There are both free and ticketed events.

Amanda Tan

Skills include buying the same jeans in different colours.

Published: 12 April 2022, 12:01 PM

Returning for the fifth year, the Cultural Extravaganza 2022 festival by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) will feature 14 different programmes over the course of 38 days, from May 13 to Jun 19.

These programmes range from musicals, concerts, interactive exhibitions, and dance performances by some of Singapore’s Chinese arts and cultural groups.

Revolving around the theme of “crossovers”, this year’s festival hopes to represent the endless possibilities of creativity through collaborations between different arts groups in Singapore.

Here’s a look at some of the programmes:

Shadow Moon

The musical is based on the Chinese myth of karmic entanglements between Chang É and Feng Meng and re-imagines the two enemies as lovers, with their genders reversed after several reincarnations. PHOTO CREDIT: SCCC


A Xinyao musical by Chen Jiaming, Roy Lee, Eric Moo, Jimmy Ye, Mu Zi, Lee Wei Song, Lee Si Song and Jiujian, Shadow Moon is a hybrid of upbeat alternative music and nostalgic Xinyao that tells a story of two youths in love.

Showtimes are on May 14, from 3pm to 4.30pm and 8pm to 9.30pm. The last show will be on May 15, from 3pm to 4.30pm. Tickets start from $38 and will soon be available for purchase here.

Mythology RElooked

Get ready to meet various mythological characters and relive their stories in unique and exciting ways! PHOTO CREDIT: SCCC


A series of over 20 art installations and works by local artists, Mythology RElooked invites you to learn more about Chinese Mythology through the means of immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and digital reactive media.

The exhibition will run from May 13 to July 31, from 10am to 8pm daily. Admission is free.

Colours of the Lion City

SNYCO Alumnus Ayden Sng, who is now an up-and-coming actor will be hosting and facilitating the concert. PHOTO CREDIT: SCCC


Featuring the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO) and local singers Gavin Teo and Ferlyn G, Colours of the Lion City is an on-site concert where Chinese orchestral music meets pop songs.

Catch renditions of Accompany Me to see the Sunrise, Like a Swallow and Moonlight in the City in this cross-disciplinary performance.

The concert will be on May 29, from 5pm to 6pm. While admission is free, pre-registration is required. Alternatively, you can also catch the livestream on Facebook.

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