PM Lee attends opening ceremony of new Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended the opening ceremony for the new Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) in Shenton Way on Monday (Sep 29).

The centre, which is scheduled to complete in 2016, consists of 11 storeys.

The facilities of the centre include a multi-purpose hall, a recital hall, a 530-seat auditorium and an art gallery.

According to The Straits Times, PM Lee said in his National Day Rally Mandarin speech in August that the country has developed a "Nanyang" style of Chinese culture and the new centre will promote it.

He also added that a shared cultural heritage is one reason for Singapore businesses doing generally well in China.

At the venue next to the Singapore Conference Hall, there will be activities like art performances, conferences and exhibitions.

At the ceremony, the 300 guests present included Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong and Minister for the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu.