Intangible Cultural Heritage

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  • Chinese Opera

    chinese opera

    Chinese opera is a performing art form rooted in Chinese traditions and staged with stylised actions and elaborate costumes.

  • Getai

    A getai stage performance

    Getai (歌台) translates literally from Chinese as “song stage” and is a form of vernacular entertainment involving live performances of music, song, and dance.

  • Deepavali

    deepavali

    Known as the “festival of lights”, the myths and origins of Deepavali differ among North and South Indians but celebrate a common theme of good over evil or light over darkness.

  • Lion Dance

    lion dance

    Lion dance performances are a common sight in Singapore during Chinese New Year and other Chinese cultural and religious festivals, as they are believed to be bearers of good luck.

  • Wushu

    wushu

    Wushu (武术), also known as Chinese martial arts, originated in China. There are two different types of wushu: taolu (套路, choreographed movements) and sanda (散打, sparring, in the form of punches and kicks). Taolu may be further divided into “traditional” and “contemporary” categories. The former includes fist and weapon routines while the latter routines may either be fixed or choreographed.

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  • Char Kway Teow

    Char kway teow (炒粿条), or stir-fried flat rice noodles, is a popular dish which can be commonly found in hawker centres, food courts and coffee shops in Singapore.

    Char kway teow (炒粿条), or stir-fried flat rice noodles, is a popular dish which can be commonly found in hawker centres, food courts and coffee shops in Singapore.

  • Cheongsam tailoring

    cheongsam

    The cheongsam, or qipao (旗袍), is an elegant, form-fitting dress that originated in China. Its classic form is characterised by a high cylindrical collar. An opening, traditionally fastened by knotted buttons, runs diagonally to the right from the middle of the collar to the armpit and then down the dress’s side. The garment usually features side slits at the skirt hem as well.

  • Chilli Crab

    Chilli crab is dish made up of stir-fried crabs cooked in a thick, savoury chilli sauce varying in levels of sweetness and spiciness, typically served with small mantou buns (fried or steamed Chinese buns).

  • Dikir Barat

    Dikir barat is a popular source of entertainment for the Malay community in Singapore.

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