Experience Chinese New Year 2021 with talking red packets and an art exhibition from January to March

The Chinese New Year 2021 festivities at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre will run from Jan 12 to Mar 28.

Naren Lee Sankar

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Published: 12 January 2021, 6:07 PM

Experience the festivities of Chinese New Year as the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) brings talking red packets as well as a mix of virtual and physical events to usher in the Ox year.

The festivities at the SCCC will run from Jan 12 to Mar 28.

The centre has put together special talking red packets which feature an augmented reality experience of an Ox saying Chinese New Year greetings in six languages – Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka, Hainanese and of course, Mandarin – this year.

The recordings of the greetings were done by children between seven to 11 years old.

To get a talking red packet, you’ll need to attend one of the following events at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre from Jan 12 to Feb 28: Moo Moo PARK, SINGAPO人 Permanent Exhibition, All Walks of Love Exhibition, Pan!c at the Gallery The RE•MIX Escape Game (onsite version), RE•MIX Silent Music Party (onsite version).

Alternatively, you can participate in the giveaway contests held on the centre’s Facebook, Instagram and Wechat platforms.

The highlight of SCCC’s Chinese New Year celebrations this year is the event called Moo Moo PARK, where guests can view artworks on display by walking or in an electric car.

Moo Moo PARK is Asia’s first drive through exhibition. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE

Happening from Jan 22 to Mar 28, the exhibition features sculptures which come to life by way of augmented reality when visitors scan the QR codes at the exhibition.

Get in a Hyundai IONIQ electric car at the event and enjoy being audio guided through the exhibition. This drive through takes place on weekdays from 6pm to 10pm and from noon to 10pm on Saturdays. A ticket costs $10 for the driving experience.

If you prefer to walk through the exhibition, you can do so from 12pm to 5pm on weekdays and 12pm to 10pm on Sundays. The event has instagram filters each themed to the different artworks on display, allowing visitors to decorate their faces with festive plum blossoms while breathing in the nice exclusive Moo Moo PARK scent at the exhibition. A ticket costs $5 for the walking experience.

To add on to the fun, patrons at Moo Moo PARK can stand a chance to win a staycation at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering by completing a visitor survey at the event. Tickets for Moo Moo PARK can be purchased through SISTIC.

With many events on site and online, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre allows all Singaporeans to soak up the festive atmosphere during Chinese New Year and ring in a prosperous year.

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