Singaporean and Malaysian Chinese Literature

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VenueThe Arts House (Old Parliament House), Chamber
Date 3 Nov 2018
Time2pm - 4pm

The commonly used terms of “Singaporean Chinese literature” or “Malaysian Chinese literature” do not include the various works of Classical Chinese Literature emerging from the 15th century (Ming Dynasty) onwards, including periodicals, travel novels, and poetry. The Chinese in Singapore and Malaya have had access to these publications of Classical Chinese Literature since the 15th century, from Ma Huan’s Yingya Shenglan in 1416 to Huang Zunxian’s Poems of the Human Environment in the 19th century.… View FULL Detail

Spring Festival Couplets Talk

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VenueNational Library Building
Date 28 Oct 2018
Time2pm - 4pm

Spring Festival Couplets Talk: Appreciate the arts of Spring Festival Couplets and learn how to compose them. Wondering how to compose a spring festival couplets? What should you include in composing a good spring festival couplets? In preparation of the Chinese New Year, General Society for Chinese Classical Poetry will be organising a talk about spring festival couplets, its foundation and rules of it.… View FULL Detail

2019 Spring Festival Couplets Competition

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Date 14 Sep 2018 - 7 Dec 2018

2019 Spring Festival Couplets Competition Spring Festival couplets are the most commonly seen examples of Chinese couplets, and putting on auspicious couplets to welcome the Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese custom. 2019 Spring Festival Couplets Competition is open for submission!… View FULL Detail

I Love Party ~ Happy Children’s Day!

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VenuePOP@Central, Bras Basah Complex Level 4
Date 6 Oct 2018
Time2.00pm

We Love Children’s Day Party! 6 October 2018 was a fabulous day for all of us at POP@Central! We thank all parents and children to make their way to celebrate Children’s Day with us on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The children had an entertaining magic show by Tricky Patrick, fun colouring contest, Bingo game and two storytelling sessions by two of CSCF’s lovely volunteers.… View FULL Detail

SCHOOL LIBRARY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME

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Date 16 May 2018 - 1 Oct 2018

Chou Sing Chu Foundation (CSCF) School Library Sponsorship Programme was set up after CSCF’s sponsorship for Tampines Regional Library (TRL)’s Chinese Children Collection, which has received overwhelmingly positive response from the general public. The public’s appreciation and acknowledgement of our effort has further inspired us to continue with a similar programme tailored for schools.… View FULL Detail

Chinese Storytelling (Ongoing)

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VenueTampines Regional Library
Date 20 Oct 2018
Time11.30am

Since September 2015, Chou Sing Chu Foundation has been organising a series of Chinese storytelling sessions in public libraries around the island. Our aim is to enable children to learn Chinese through listening to interesting and engaging stories, and at the same time, ignite their imagination and instil good values.… View FULL Detail

SING CHU NATIONAL CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION

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Date 1 Mar 2018 - 7 Jun 2018

3rd Sing Chu National Student Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2018 Winners We would like to express our gratitude to all participating students, schools, teachers, parents and judges. The finals were held successfully on 5 August 2018 at United Square Shopping Mall Basement 1 Atrium!… View FULL Detail

Do you know Mr Chou Sing Chu and his bookstores?

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Chou Sing Chu, founder of World Book Company, with his wife. 1. Mission: In 1924, Mr Chou Sing Chu established Cheng Hing Company in Singapore, which subsequently evolved into World Book Company and Popular Book Company, and expanded to places like Malaysia and Indonesia.… View FULL Detail

Sing Chu Literature Lectures

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VenueNAFA Lee Foundation Theatre
Date 24 Mar 2018
Time2 - 4pm

Literature belongs to all those who live and dream. Through Sing Chu Literature Lectures, Chou Sing Chu Foundation regularly invites outstanding individuals from the Chinese literary community to share their journeys with literature lovers. We hope that these masters of literature can reach out to the public and inspire all to continue making literature an essential part of their lives.… View FULL Detail

Sing Chu Student Chinese Poetry Creation Competition

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VenueNAFA Lee Foundation Theatre
Date 17 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018

Sing Chu Student Chinese Poetry Competition  With the award ceremony on 24 March 2018, the inaugural Sing Chu Student Chinese Poetry Competition has successfully come to a close! This competition was held in conjunction with the fourth annual Sing Chu Literature Lecture.… View FULL Detail

2018 Spring Festival Couplets Competition

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VenueOur Tampines Hub
Date 4 Feb 2018
Time11am

Spring Festival couplets are the most commonly seen examples of Chinese couplets, and putting on auspicious couplets to welcome the Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese custom. The 2018 Spring Festival Couplets Competition is accepting entries now! “2018 Spring Festival Couplets Competition” is divided into two categories: A.… View FULL Detail

At Home with Words Roving Exhibition

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VenueTampines Regional Library, Level 2
Date 22 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
Time10am - 9pm

At Home with Words Roving Exhibition We invite you to join us on a journey of discovery into the inner-world of Chinese characters through our roving exhibition “At Home With Words”, and learn how the four themes of daily necessity – clothing, food, shelter, and mobility – are at the root of remarkable aspects of Chinese culture, including the art of calligraphy and seal-carving, the almost-forgotten press-printing and calligraphic inscriptions on signboards are crucial to the passing on and spreading of the Chinese culture.… View FULL Detail

Spring Festival Couplets Talk

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VenueTampines Regional Library, Level 6 Programme Zone (1 Tampines Walk, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684)
Date 2 Dec 2017
Time3:30PM – 5:00PM

Spring Festive couplets are one of Chinese’s most poetic wishes and greetings for the new year. The tradition of writing couplets has slowly been replaced by the commercially created couplets. Instead of using mass produced couplets, you can try creating your very own couplets as gifts for family and friends.… View FULL Detail

Pioneers of the Singapore Chinese Book Industry

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VenueThe Arts House, Chamber (1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429)
Date 9 Nov 2017
Time7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Among the “Five Major Chinese Bookstores”, the locally-founded Shanghai Book Company, World Book Company, and Nanyang Book Company were leaders in Singapore’s early book industry. Their founders – Chen Yoh Shoo, Chou Sing Chu, and Tan Yeok Seong – had a deep and long-lasting impact on cultural development.… View FULL Detail

Words Play Contest

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Date 26 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017

Winners Announcement We would like to thank all participants for taking time to design their unique Words Play cards. Congratulations to all the winners!… View FULL Detail

Sing Chu Children’s Day Party

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VenuePOP@Central, POPULAR Bras Basah Complex
Date 7 Oct 2017
Time2PM – 4PM

Sing Chu Children’s Day Party   Thank you for attending Sing Chu Children’s Day Party! We are happy to see children having a smashing good time listening to stories, hunting for jewels and making their own origami bear and crowns! We hope you had a fun afternoon with us.… View FULL Detail

National Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2017

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VenueUnited Square Shopping Mall
Date 9 Jul 2017
Time1.30pm

2nd Sing Chu National Student Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2017 Winners We would like to express our biggest thanks to all participating students, schools, teachers, parents and judges. The finals held on 9th July 2017 at United Square Shopping Mall Basement 1 Atrium is a great success!… View FULL Detail

Open Call for Children Book Illustrators

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Date 25 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

Open Call for Children Book Illustrators If you have a flair for creating and drawing characters, here is your chance to join us in illustrating children storybooks. Target Audience The proposed illustration is meant for Chinese young readers between ages 7 to 10 years old in Singapore Eligibility Current full or part time illustrators / designers, current students and freelance professionals are welcome.… View FULL Detail

Passage of Time – Events Series

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VenueThe Pod @ National Library, Level 16
Date 13 May 2017
Time7.30pm

1. From the Bookstores - A Dialogue on the Past, Present and Future Singapore’s bookstore industry has a rich history that can be traced back to the late 19th century. Yet, in a city of rapid development, much of this history remains invisible in the urban landscape.… View FULL Detail

Spring Festival Couplets Competition

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Date 1 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017

2017 Spring Festival Couplets Competition Winners The General Society for Chinese Classical Poetry (International) and Chou Sing Chu Foundation teamed up to organise “2017 Spring Festival Couplets Competition” is a great success! We would like to express our biggest thanks to all participants.… View FULL Detail

At Home With Words Exhibition

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VenueSuntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date 2 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
Time10am - 10pm

At Home with Words  – Bilingual Exhibition of Chinese Words, Culture and Life Just as the Tang dynasty poet Liu Yuxi lamented the loss of the magnificent residences of the nobles in his famous poem “Black Robe Lane”, the Si He Yuan that we see in front of us testifies to the lives of the people who used to live in this old building.… View FULL Detail

Launch Party for Sing Chu Children’s Collection 2

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VenueSuntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 401
Date 3 Dec 2016
Time4.30pm - 5.30pm

Launch Party for Sing Chu Children’s Collection 2nd Series Sing Chu Children’s Collection Series 2 Sing Chu Children’s Collection 2 Book Launch Party is happening on 3 Dec 2016, 4.30pm at Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 Stage Area.… View FULL Detail

I Remember Gallery Exhibition

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VenueHomeTeam NS Bukit Batok
Date 30 May 2016 - 12 Jun 2016

Do you have fond memories of visiting a bookstore in Singapore? Many of us do! That is why Chou Sing Chu Foundation, as the official partner of the National Library Board’s “Singapore Memory Project”, embarked on a series of “irememberBookstores” memory collection campaigns in 2013 and 2014 to collect the public’s memories of the bookstores in Singapore.… View FULL Detail

National Student Chinese Calligraphy Competition

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Sing Chu National Student Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2016 Winners The finals held on 3rd December 2016 at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 (Main Stage) is a great success! We would like to express our biggest thanks to all participating students and judges.… View FULL Detail

Sing Chu Children Colouring Contest 2016

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Winners Announcement We would like to express our biggest thanks to all participating children and parents. Thank you for taking time to complete the drawing and making this contest a success. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook for future contests.… View FULL Detail

Junior Press Conference on Campus

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At first glance, it seemed like a run-of-the-mill press conference. The backdrop on stage announced the press conference that was to take place that afternoon; four chairs and bottles of water were set to receive the panel of guests; the emcee was in position and running through his notes one last time.… View FULL Detail

Nan Chiau High School Training Programme

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Students from Nan Chiau High School were armed with knowledge and tips on how to conduct interviews and write a report article in this training programme co-organised by Chou Sing Chu Foundation and Singapore Memory Project. Breaking boundaries for Nan Chiau High students When conducting an interview, how do you break the ice?… View FULL Detail

“I Remember Gallery” at BookFest@Singapore 2014

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Did you catch our exciting debut at BookFest@Singapore 2014? Our “I Remember Gallery”, with its grand museum façade, led visitors on an exciting journey back through time to see how the bookstore landscape had changed over the years. CSCF proudly presented its debut exhibition at BookFest@Singapore 2014!… View FULL Detail

irememberBookstores@BBC

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Bras Basah Complex, or the City of Books, is a cultural hub of literature, arts and music. “irememberBookstores@Bras Basah Complex” celebrates the Complex’s three-decade-long contribution to Singapore’s bookselling scene by collecting public memories on the Complex’s bookstores. A prelude to the nationwide “irememberBookstores campaign”, “irememberBookstores@Bras Basah Complex” was a one-month campaign that aimed to collect memories of bookstores in Bras Basah Complex and its neighbourhood.… View FULL Detail