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6 Nov Sat, 3pm - 4pm
Festival Pass  - $16 (Early Bird) | $20 (Regular)
location The Arts House - Chamber
        SISTIC Live
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UPDATED ON: 6 Nov 2021

Dear Festival Friends,

We’re sorry for the glitches and lags you are experiencing with our online programmes today. We are facing technical issues on our premises and the internet is simply not being our best friend today. We know it is frustrating but please bear with us as we try to get things up and running smoothly.

We will be proceeding with this session as in-person only, and the recording will either be broadcast at a later date during the festival and/or available on VOD. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the new date(s) that this will be available for viewing.

Thank you for your patience in advance.

For your health and safety, please observe the following when visiting The Arts House:

  1. Please keep your mask on at all times.
  2. Please activate your Trace Together token or app for entry. We are no longer allowed to accept the SafeEntry app.
  3. Please practice social distancing, with individuals seated or standing at least one-metre apart from one another.
  4. Please do not enter the venue if you are feeling unwell.
  5. Extensive and regular cleaning regimes of high touch points will be performed before and after a performance. Do kindly use the hand sanitisers available around the venue.

As the COVID-19 situation in Singapore evolves, these measures will be updated in accordance to the latest advisories issued by the Singapore Government. For the latest advisories, please refer here.

Additional Safe Management Measures might also be implemented on a case-by-case basis to ensure the safety of your well-being. Please check the respective programmes' listings for vaccination requirements.

Please refer to this link for more information on the venue's Safe Management Measures.


Aficionados of getai, Teochew opera and Chinese puppetry get together to discuss their love for these endangered art forms. What keeps their fervour for these cultural practices alive, and what might the future hold?

This programme is in Mandarin and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.

To attend the session in person, click the button above to register after purchasing a Festival Pass. Limited seats are available and details will be sent to the email used for registration. Registration opens on 4 October at 12pm.

Please note that registration for in-person session(s) for this programme will close 2 days before the event date, or when fully subscribed (whichever is earlier), to aid in our planning and compliance with prescribed Safe Management Measures (SMMs).

Please refer to this link for more information on the venue's SMMs.




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毕业自国大环球研究系,现任中文电台UFM100.3 DJ,主持平日4点到8点傍晚节目《独门秀》。曾主持多场艺人、音乐、文化和教育相关活动,与丽仪联合主持与制作新加坡中文书籍播客节目《阅阅一室》(可通过Awedio或各大串流平台收听)。

SPH Radio UFM100.3 DJ Cheng Yao started his career as a part-timer radio presenter in 2009. He currently also writes regular columns for Lianhe Zaobao, and the SPH student supplement, Dou Hao. Cheng Yao’s interests as an avid reader who enjoys a wide array of music genres has led him to conducting numerous one-on-one interviews with renowned writers and singers. Cheng Yao hosted the weeknight show《夜晚最有Feel》for five years before joining UFM100.3’s《 独门秀》on weekdays, 4pm to 8pm.