‘Secret Ingredients’ exhibition now coming to you in the heartlands

The exhibition will travel around Singapore from Mar 1 to Oct 31.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 2 March 2022, 12:03 PM

Ever wondered what goes into the making of iconic Singaporean dishes like hokkien mee and laksa? Well, the secret is now out. 

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) is holding an exhibition called Secret Ingredients, which will tour through the heartlands and bring the history of these foods to you. 

This comes after the success of the award-winning SINGAPO人 exhibition, where visitors learned more about Chinese culture and how it has intertwined with Singaporean culture.

The SCCC invites all visitors to become detectives for a day as they take investigate different scenarios featuring eight classic Singaporean foods: yong tau foo, kaya toast, char kway teow, laksa, hokkien mee, Hainanese curry rice, Hainanese chicken rice and bak kut teh

Visitors can track down a vandal that will lead them to the secret of yong tau foo, interview witnesses about the origins of hokkien mee, and uncover the nuances of bak kut teh in a forensics lab. 

The exhibition will touch down in these seven points across the heartlands, and spend up to a month in each location.

Mar 1 – 31: Waterway Point

May 1 – 31: OUE Downtown Gallery 

Jun 1 – 30: Chinatown Point 

Jul 1 – 31: Plaza Singapura 

Aug 1 – 31: SingPost Centre in Eunos

Sep 1 – 11: Causeway Point 

Oct 1 – 31: The Metropolis in Buona Vista

Secret Ingredients will also spend 10 days in Catholic High, from Sep 13 to Sep 23. The exhibition at Catholic High will not be open to the public. 


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